A "Huffington Post" For Education

I don't know about you, but I feel like there are too many different blog sites, each providing too little content

and forcing readers to go too many different places to read them, even

with RSS readers.

So what would a Huffington-like omni-blog look like for education --

a single page that combined mainstream news links, blog links, and all the rest?

Click below to find out.

Outside of education, the move has been

towards groupblogs -- the Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Daily Beast, etc.

There, as in a newspaper, readers get lots of content from a variety of

sources. They even get news and commentary side by side. Oh no!

That's why people like this site so much -- it gathers and organizes

content all in one place.

But inside education media, for some reason, it's all about what I like to call the "mini-blog"

-- tiny little blog pages each presented separately -- even when the topics

are related and there's not that much new posting every day. Each

individual person has to have his or her own blog, on a separate page,

no matter how closely related the topic (see, for example, EdWeek.org's

bewildering hive of more than a dozen blogs).

So what would a Huffington-like omni-blog look like for education --

a single page that combined mainstream news links, blog links, and all the rest?

Well, here's a mockup that I did the other night -- a giant ugly

Frankenstein of a thing that I call the Big Bad Edu-Blog -- to try and gather things all in one place.

As you'll see, it's a national thing, not Chicago-specific. It's not pretty. It's a little overwhelming. Needs more pictures and some original content. But I could make one for Chicago pretty easily, it's automated,

and it gets you most of the good stuff without having to go anywhere

else. You could blog off this. You could make this your homepage. It

works. I think. What about you?

What would you want a Chicago schools version of this page to include?

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