Blogs for Teachers

Best for Hands-on Activities

MRS. CASSIDY’S CLASSROOM BLOG

http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337

THE LOWDOWN: Canadian first-grade teacher Kathy Cassidy invites readers into the classroom to interact with students and her dynamic lessons.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Besides sharing fun ideas like making fairy-tale characters out of clay, Cassidy lets us witness her students’ learning firsthand by posting lots of videos and photographs. And another bonus: We get to learn from Cassidy’s many guest speakers, too!
Best for Tech Wannabes

CREATING LIFELONG LEARNERS

needleworkspictures.com

THE LOWDOWN: Tech wiz Mathew Needleman provides quick tips on integrating tech into the classroom.
Best Forward-Thinking Tech Blog

INTEGRATING TECH

thespian70.blogspot.com

THE LOWDOWN: Pennsylvania teacher Scott Snyder is always ahead of the technological curve
Best for Kid Book Reviews

A YEAR OF READING

readingyear.blogspot.com

THE LOWDOWN: Teachers Franki Sibberson and Mary Lee Hahn review new children’s books.

Best Student-Written Blog

YOUTH VOICES

youthvoices.net

THE LOWDOWN: Students and their teachers participate in a “colossal ongoing discussion about everything” via podcasts, videos, and blogs.

Best for Media Specialists

TECHNO TUESDAY

blog.cathyjonelson.com

THE LOWDOWN: Media specialist Cathy Nelson provides tips on incorporating library technology into lessons.

Best for Problem Solving

CLASSROOM SOLUTIONS

blogs.scholastic.com/classroom_solutions

THE LOWDOWN: Hear straight fro Scholastic’s team of teacher advisors on topics ranging from reader’s workshop to discipline and organization.

Best Classroom Use of Blogs

LEARNING IS MESSY

learningismessy.com/blog

THE LOWDOWN: Brian Crosby discusses how he uses blogging and other technology in the classroom.