Friday, February 10, 2012

Ed Tech Guy blog is 3 years old! Here are top 10 most read posts, ever.

Today (actually tomorrow, but it's Saturday) this blog is 3 years old. My first blog posts were on Wednesday, February 11th 2009. What a great experience it is. I started it as a way to document resources that I was finding and using and share with a few other teachers. In those three years, I've written over 1200 blog posts sharing thousands of resources and went from 5 readers to thousands. I've learned as much from my readers as I hope they have learned from me. Blogging is a way for me to share my likes and experiences with others and then have them share with me and the other readers. I do it because I love doing it. Thanks for being a part of it with me!

In the tradition of doing Top Most/Best/etc lists at the end of the year, I decided to do a list of the Top 10 Most Read posts of all time on this blog.

1. Interactive Periodic Table of Elements - surprising! But an excellent site for anyone studying or teaching chemistry.

2. 10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have - for success in school and beyond

3. Science Lab Safety and Science Resources - great safety and lesson resources for science teachers

4. 10 Important Skills Students need for the Future - skills every student needs to prepare them for future education and any career

5. Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy - helps with lesson planning and objectives

6. Sea Monsters - Nat Geo - ancient sea creatures - another surprising one, but a very interesting site.

7. Google announces new Google in Education resources - one-stop-shopping for Google for Education

8. Great Web 2.0 Resources for Students - some great resources for students to use, including TrackClass, Evernote, Google apps, and Dropbox.

9. Google is Now a Graphing Calculator - use Google as a calculator

10. Infographic on Better Searches on Google - searching is more than just typing a few words in a search bar.

Some topics are so popular or I felt that they were very useful, so I created permanent pages for them. These pages have gotten thousands of page views and all came from articles that I had written earlier. These are the most popular.

Evernote for Educators - how to get started using Evernote, applications, tips, and ideas for using Evernote in Education - for teachers, administrators, and students.

Google for Educators Resources - how to use Google's resources in education. For teachers, administrators and students.

Creating a Personal Learning Network - connect, share, learn, collaborate with other educators

Project Based Learning - how to get started, along with resources.

25 Free Resources from Discovery Education - some great resources here for teachers.

Thanks for reading and sharing!

Here's to another three years!

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