When I received a DM (direct message on Twitter) on May 29th from Hadley Ferguson
I had no idea what it was until I clicked on the link she sent me. Hadley had kindly included Sing Imagination to her “Blogs to Watch” list. So this post is an overdue “Thank You” for Hadley. She is an awesome teacher (and she’s a local!) who has a wonderful blog, Middle School Matrix. It is truly an honor to receive this kind of recognition from her! Go and read her blog, if you don’t already. You’ll see why she was on Philip Cumming’s blog recommendation list!
The following are the rules of this award:
- Copy and display the picture of the award given to you;
- Link back to the blog that nominated you;
- Nominate 10 different blogs yourself;
- Inform the people you nominated, so they can in turn, continue the chain and spread the word about other great blogs out there.
I present to you the list of recommended blogs! Many of these bloggers have become my friends who contribute much to my learning.
(N. B. I thought I’d let you know that all of these are educational blogs (surprise!). I’m also including their Twitter handles so you can follow them.)
Doug, Off the Record by Doug Peterson (@dougpete). Doug can write. It’s not surprising to find 2 or even 3 new great blog posts from Doug in one day. He wonderfully writes about tech integration, education, and life.
Extreme Biology by Stacy Baker (@StacyCBaker) and her students. Yup, one of the beautiful thing about this blog is that Stacy and her students blog about what they are learning. I am always impressed with her students’ curiosity and passion for bio.
iLearn Technology by Kelly Tenkley (@ktenkely). Kelly finds wonderful online gems for elementary education. She also posts about how she is engaging with her colleagues at her school regarding education and technology. She’s a great “pretty nerd” to follow!
Middle School 101 by Megan Palevich (@mrspal). Megan shares great projects of her Language Arts students. I love reading about her creative approaches that help to connect literature and the lives of Middle School students.
MusTech.net by Joe Pisano (@pisanojm). Joe is a professor at a college in PA who is passionate about teaching and networking musicians. His site is full of resources for all levels of teaching. He has passion for seeing music teachers come together to create an amazing community.
Teacher Reboot Camp by Shelly Terrell (@ShellTerrell) Shelly is enthusiastic about tech integration and collaborative work for students. She is an English language teacher in Germany who is passionate about teaching and helping people around the world to see power in networking. She inspired me to share my students’ work with my network.
Teaching Music in the 21st Century by Brian Wis (@teaching_music). Brian is a music educator who blogs about music education, music technology and tech integration in the classroom. He loves Apple gadgets and writes about interesting finds.
Teaching Village by Barbara Sakamoto (@barbsaka). Barbara is an English teacher living in Japan. I learn about creative ways she teaches her students. She often has guest bloggers on her blog and share her learning that way. She is an avid reader who shares a lot of great resources.
The Principal of Change by George Couros (@gcouros). George is a passionate elementary school principal in Canada. The man can think 100 miles a minute and blog about his thoughts just as fast. He is funny, compassionate, and loves his calling.
The Spicy Learning by Royan Lee (@r_o_y_a_n). With a great blog name like that you’re sure to find lots of spicy topics in teaching, learning, and reflection. I laugh out loud a lot when I’m reading Royan’s posts because I teach students of similar age.