For this week in EDTC 300 we were asked to explore an RSS reader and find neat articles that we could use in this class or in our future teachings. I was shocked about how many resources there was on Feedly! You could almost get overwhelmed by the amount of amazing content there was and it was so simple to use! I really liked the feature that allows you to categorize the pages you follow, you don’t just have this jumble of resources to sort through.
For my Feedly account I decided to focus on a few main things:
- Stick with content that was applicable to life right now (this is why my first “feed” was Educational Technology)
- Find resources that stood out to me – mentions an article that I may be interested to read
- Find resources that posted enough but not too often that I would be swamped with articles
As this class was based around Educational Technology – I decided to type edtech into the search bar and see what would pop up. I amazingly found so many resources that I wanted to follow right away! One that I did find was after you scroll a little bit down called EmergingEdTech. As a student (and a future teacher) their posts caught my eye as the explanation for their posts was “Free resource of educational web tools, 21st-century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate”. That’s perfect for a new edtech student like myself, I would love new tips and tutorials! They also caught my eye with some of the posts they offered (highlighted in the photo below)
I was interested in the brain and online university course articles as facts about the brain always interest me and as I am in an online university course right now – I think I should find out what is going on with the state of them! Haha.
But as an emerging edtech student such as myself, once I clicked on their page, I found another interesting article about Instructional Technology Coaches could be helpful to teachers to create better learning experiences in their classrooms.
I think that the EmergingEdTech source would be a great one to follow if you use feedly or to just go to their webpage and check them out. They have many interesting articles about using technology in the classroom – such as this one that thinks that teachers should allow texting in classrooms! Or other technology related articles. The articles are all written by tech-savy or educational people that have sometimes used the methods in actual classrooms or have intense knowledge of a subject!
I think one downside to Feedly is the fact that I want to follow a lot of sources from Canada, as that is where I as a student and that is where I want to hear some of my news from. I wish there was a way to sort out/search by country – instead of having to wade through articles to find Canadian ones.
If anyone finds any amazing Canadian Edtech (or non edtech) sources – please let me know!
Now onto finding many more sources from Feedly!