About Teach100

Teach100 is a resource to help educators and those in the field of education find the most relevant blogs from across the Web. The list is compiled based on blogs you recommend to us, and is meant to reflect the quality of education blogs that are available.

HOW IT WORKS

You let us know about a blog with relevant, insightful content about the field of education. The blog is then added to our database for review. Every 24 hours, we scan the Internet for blogs in our database, and those blogs are assigned a score based on level of engagement from visitors, quality of content, frequency of updates and more. We post the rankings daily so that you can be sure you’re reading the most influential and transformative blogs on the Web.

THE SCORES

There are four major components of the Teach100 score, which are aggregated when calculating a blog’s Teach100 ranking. These four components are:
  • Social (40%) – Engagement as determined through its combined Facebook shares, Tweets and StumbleUpon visits to the blog and its most recent posts. Ranking weighs shares pointing back to the blogs 10 most recent posts as well as for its main domain.
  • Activity (20%) – The frequency of a blog’s updates. The more frequently a blog is updated, the higher its activity score
  • Authority (20%) – The overall authority and influence relative to the rest of the web as determined by the number of sites linking to the blog. This methodology is one of the foundations of the Google Search Algorithm and is a commonly used measure of a website’s authority.
  • Teach Score (20%) – This is the single subjective factor in the evaluation of the Teach100. The Teach Score considers how media is used throughout a blog, how topics in education are discussed, the timeliness of blog content, the capacity to inform, and the overall presentation of the blog.

SUBMIT A BLOG TO TEACH100

If you write a blog or know of a blog that should be considered for the Teach100, send us an email at Teach100@teach.com and tell us about it. Please note that upon the submission of a blog, the Teach100 score is computed only once. If you feel as though you have made large improvements to your blog in the categories mentioned above, please email us at Teach100@teach.com with “Your Blog Name + Teach Score” as the title and we may update your score accordingly.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about Teach100, email Teach100@teach.com. The Teach100 was developed in conjunction with the team at Terrible Labs. The views represented in featured blogs are their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of either Teach.com or USC Rossier Online.