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If you would like to expand your blog-reading horizons, there is no better way than to find a few bloggers whose writing you like, and then check their blogrolls

  • the list of blogs to which they subscribe – in order to see which blogs

reading.

are

If they are listed in Bloglines (http://www.bloglines.com) you can see who else subscribes to their blog – and then explore the blogs of those subscribers!

You can get started by looking at the blogs of the Edublog award winners and, of course, the finalists – the website addresses for these are given towards the end of Josie’s article on this page.

Below are just a few of my own favourites which you might like to explore. However, here is something to ponder.

Everyone knows that finding good information on the internet is like finding a needle in a haystack, right? In fact, it's worse than that because when you find a needle at least you know it's a needle, as opposed to something masquerading as a needle; you don't have to go looking for objective proof that it's a needle.

So why do so many “edubloggers” think that the concept of blogrolls, which are lists of blogs that subscribers to a blog subscribe to, and similar devices (such as, in effect, shared favorites) are so wonderful?

I can see the (superficial) attraction of having many more potential sources of information, but if finding good information is like finding a needle in a haystack, what is the point of increasing the size of the haystack?

David Warlick’s 2 cents’-worth: http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/ But She’s a Girl: http://www.rousette.org.uk/blog The E-Learning Queen: http://elearnqueen.blogspot.com/

Mark Berthelemy’s Connections: http://www.berthelemy- family.org.uk/blogs/index.php?blog=5

Stephen Downes’ OLDaily: http://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm Teach42: http://www.teach42.com/ Weblogg-ed News: http://www.weblogg-ed.com/ Xplanazine: http://www.xplanazine.com/ Technology & Learning: http://www.techlearning.com/blog/main/ David Jakes: http://www.jakesonline.org/ Miguel Guhlin: http://www.edsupport.cc/mguhlin/ Wes Fryer: http://www.wesfryer.com/default.htm

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