2010 was a great year for edSocialMedia!  The blog has exploded with new contributors and a ton of great content.


As it’s the New Year it would seem appropriate to take a look back at the year that was and give you the edSocialMedia “Top 10 of 2010” blog posts.


1. 101 People You Should Follow on Twitter – by Brendan Schneider. If you are looking for people to follow on Twitter this is the post you need to read. A great resource for building your personal learning network through Twitter.


2. Schools on Facebook – by Steve Ritchie. Wondering what schools are on Facebook and what they are doing? edSocialMedia has put together a resource of over 400 school to look at and get ideas from.


3. YouTube, Vimeo or Both? – by Peter Baron. With all the service out there doing the “same thing” it’s always good to have a breakdown of the reasons to use one over another… or even both.  Peter shares his thoughts on these video sharing services.


4. UStream vs LiveStream Part 1 – by Hans Mundahl. If you got questions about video and the web Hans is “The Man” to read and follow. In this short post Han’s begins to ask the questions many of us have about which service to choose when deciding to put live video to the web.


5. Favorite Independent School Facebook Pages – by Jesse Bardo. Looking for specific examples of exemplary school Facebook pages? Check out the schools Jesse Bardo has pulled together and see what makes them some of the best!


6. Is your school afraid of Facebook? by Jesse Bardo. Need help convincing your school they need a Facebook presence? Take a look at what Jesse Bardo has to say on the matter and see what he can do to help.


7. Live Streaming 101. by Hans Mundahl. Looking for a good how-to on live streaming? Hans shows you all the things you’ll need to do it right.


8. But I deleted that picture… how did YOU find it?! by Rebekka Goldberg. The Internet has a long memory and nothing seems to be ever truly gone. See what it means to engage in digital communications and the formality and permanence of students online actions.


9. 501 People You Should Follow on Twitter. by Brendan Schneider. As a follow-up to 101 People You Should Follow on Twitter Brendan asks you to help him build a list of the 501 People You Should Follow on Twitter. Crowdsourcing at it’s best!


10. Where are all of the E-Textbooks? (free e-books) by Hans Mundahl. Are you fed up with your textbooks? Are you looking for good digital content for you 1:1 programs or to use with you iPads? Hans shows you how to take matters into your own hands and use Creative Commons licensed material to create your own “textbooks”.


I hope that you take some time to explore these posts and all of the great content from all of our contributors on the blog.


Happy New Year!

William Stites

William Stites

Director of Technology at Montclair Kimberley Academy

Director of Technology for Montclair Kimberley Academy (http://www.mka.org), "Blogger in Chief" for edSocialMedia.com, consultant for Educational Collaborators, husband and father of two crazy boys. All that and still trying to find time to write and share as much as I can with you here and at http://www.williamstites.net.