“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein
This quote emphasizes a very important point which is that wisdom cannot be taught in schools, it can only be acquired with life experience. We, as a parent, teacher or child, tend to ignore this. This quote has another connotation that implies that continuous learning is something that is required for being successful in any field.
Wondering how this is possible and whether learning in schools is sufficient? What else can you do to get more knowledge and experience?
First, apart from school education, giving your child necessary support and training to gain hands-on experience, developing social, communication, creative, and entrepreneurial skills are a great way to help them acquire more knowledge and become future-ready.
Second, if your child is not spending enough time reading, it indicates that they might not be able to benefit from what education offers. A report in 2020 in The Guardian states that children are reading less than ever before.
Reading books may have become an old concept for today’s children as they are more inclined towards getting information on the internet. Hence, blogs are a fantastic, but underrated method of providing learning and staying up to date on different topics.
They are written by experts and updated frequently. Blog reading can be a great exercise for your child which will keep them updated, get a variety of opinions, and consume more information in a short amount of time. As parents, you should encourage your child to read informational blogs and learn about things and concepts.
According to a 2018 Hubspot Survey, 60% of people read blogs to learn something new and keep up with industry trends. But the question here is, which blogs to read? There are a plethora of education blogs and resources available online. How to find and read the right ones?
Fret not! Here’s a list of 10 best education blogs that you should read and learn from in 2021.
This is the official blog of the US Department of Education. This is an excellent resource to get insights into the activities of various schools and programs. It also allows discussion of educational innovation and reform.
MindShift (a part of KQED News) offers insights on the future of learning and how the teaching methods are evolving to meet the needs of today’s students. They also provide advice on how to raise children to be successful in life. Their audience is made of educators, parents, and life-long learners.
3. The Innovative Educator
Lisa Nielsen is the founder of The Innovator Educator and provides her opinion on the current education system. She is a public school educator and shares innovative ways to prepare students for relevant and real-world success.
Moonpreneur covers topics, news, research, trends, etc. that are useful and meaningful to your child’s education and how entrepreneurial education can make them successful.
Founded by George Lucas in 1991, Edutopia has thousands of informative articles on how technology can change the education system. They state their mission is to transform K-12 education so that all students can become future-ready.
EdSurge is a community of teachers, storytellers, and techies. They provide research reports on ideas and technologies that shape the future of education and the learning system. You can find coverage on PK-12, higher education, and EdTech businesses.
7. Getting Smart
8. Will Richardson
Will Richardson is an education thought-leader, international speaker and was named as a global 100 “Changemakers in Education” by HundrEd. In his blogs, he shares his thoughts, ideas, recommended tools, and strategies to help educators improve the learning experience for their students.
TeacherTube is an online community of teachers where teachers post videos on a topic for students. There are hundreds of topics – Science, Math, Arts, History, etc. which students can explore and learn about.
10. The Edvocate
The Edvocate aims to educate people about the shifts in education policy. They cover the latest news in education reforms, innovation in the learning system, education leadership, and child development.
This list is worth bookmarking and all the blogs are a must-follow for parents as well and children to be in the know of the latest developments in the education sector.
However, there are still many blogs that didn’t find their place in this top 10 list but they, too, are doing their bit in improving the education system and aiding students in the learning process. Discovery Education, Inside Higher Ed, Pearson, Study.com, Udemy are some of the notable mentions that did not make the top 10 in our list.
Did we miss any education technology blog you think should be on the list? Please share your favorite blogs in the comment section below.