I calculate what’s trending on my blog by which of my posts are popular a particular month. Here’s this month’s run-down:
- Great Kids Websites
- 41 Websites for Teachers to Integrate Tech into Your Classroom
- 3 Projects to Integrate Tech into an Animals Unit–Part I
- 18 Online Keyboard Sites for Kids
- Ten Best Keyboarding Hints You’ll Ever See
These aren’t surprising. Half of my most popular posts are about keyboarding. The next ‘most popular’ group is lists of theme-oriented websites. These are my collection of websites that tie into classroom units. I post them on my class start page during the class unit and replace them when the teacher moves on to another unit.
The only post popularity that surprises me is the post discussing integrating tech into an animals unit. I’m also surprised that the posts on specific lesson plans and tech tips don’t show up as trending until I look way down the list–toward the top twenty. What are your thoughts on that? Should I post less on tech tips and more on websites/keyboarding?
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.