Monday, May 10, 2010

Must See Monday - Pay It Forward and Pass It On

I was delighted to open up Tweetdeck this morning and see a Tweet from Vanessa Cassie saying that she had mentioned me in her blog.  I was intrigued to see what she had said about me.  I was unaware that there was a movement to share other Blogs you follow as a form of Paying it Forward to get the word out.  Vanessa had a great post mentioning not only my blog, but others as well.

So, in keeping with the pace of others who are paying it forward, here is a list of ten blogs that I follow (although there are plenty more) and a brief description.  For those who receive this award, there are a few rules that I ask you follow:

1. Copy and Display the picture of the award given to you.
2. Link back to the blog that nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 different blogs..
4. Inform the people you have nominated so they can continue this 'pay it forward' chain of blog appreciation!

The Educational Technology Guy - By David Andrade - A great Educational Technology Blog with useful links and resources as well as reflections on education.

iLearn Technology Blog - By @ktenkely - A great blog that shares resources and ideas.  Helped start a Blog Alliance that introduced me to a ton of new blogs and resources.  She is actually working on a new Alliance.  Are you going to join?

iTeach Blog - By Andrew Marcinek - A blog that discusses education, technology, as well as personal experiences at his own school and how technology is changing there.

This Week's Education Humor is a funny educational humor site.  Cartoons, jokes, lists, etc.  I really like this blog on a daily basis.  Gives me a good laugh when things are down. 

Blogging About the Web 2.0 Connected Classroom by Steven Anderson is considered by many to be a poineer in the social education network.  His blog shares resources and personal insights into the state of education and technology in education.

Free Technology for Teachers by Richard Byrne is another staple among educators and technology personnel when it comes to technology integration.  Shares several resources as well as digital publications that should be a staple for schools to share with staff.

The Innovative Educator by Lisa Nielson is a blog about education. Also included in this blog, are post about technology in education. Either way, you find yourself thinking about the post after you have read them. Very informative and thought provoking.

Education Stormfront is a blog that helps "forecast the coming storm in education."  Some is technology, some is not, but the post are informational and give you a look at the future of education.

Kyle Pace has a great blog about education, technology, and social media.  Great discussions of how education is changing and how people should be paying attention to these changes.  Can also be found on Twitter @KylePace

My Island View by Tom Whitby is a blog that will leave you thinking about education and how education is changing.  Great thoughts about the impact of technology on education and teaching.

I need to give a shout out to the Nerdy Teacher for including me in his list.  Thanks for the comparison to Sinatra, although there truly is no comparison.  Keep up the great work!


  1. Thanks Michael! Glad to see such a great list of awesome educators' blogs!

  2. I am absolutely and completely flattered that you would include me among such great educators and bloggers. Thank you! Now the hard all have already mentioned my very favorite blogs and bloggers so I need to come up with a good list.
    Thank you for a shout out and recommendation for the blog alliance!