Following up on the list we compiled a year ago with the, we have expanded the list to include the top 50 education websites.
Out of the numerous websites worldwide focusing on education policies,, methodology, or educational technology, some manage to stand out from the rest, garnering a hefty social following in the process.
So, did your favourite education website make the cut?
Before we begin, a few words on the process:
What was measured
- We measured following across the six major social networks, namely Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram.
- Only English speaking websites were included.
- We included all kinds of education websites: from ones focusing on Pre-K all the way up to Higher Ed, and all subjects in between.
What was not included
- We had to leave LinkedIn out because most website owners have personal LinkedIn accounts, counting Connections and not Followers.
- Education websites by separate entities and institutions, like Washington Post’s excellent ‘Answer Sheet’, were also left out because they do not have their own distinctive following.
What could not be measured
- Content, both in terms of quantity (number of posts) and quality.
- Reach, as in number of retweets, likes, pins, views and so on.
- Other popularity metrics, like awards and distinctions or mentions on other websites.
So without further ado, here is the list of the 50 top performers:
The Top 50 Edublogs of 2017
- Mike Smith’s Principal’s Page
- The Whiteboard Blog
Below you can see a detailed chart with influence per social platform.
If you think there is any other website that should have been on this list, feel free to mention it in the comments below.
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