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Where do you turn for content-related professional development? What blogs, websites, listservs, wikis, Nings and organizations help keep you informed?
Personal Learning Networks Simplified for Teachers
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Ready to network with like-minded educators and professionals? Here are a few you might consider...courtesy of Edutopia (and added to from other cited sources):
The Edutopia community (
) is the place to go for online conversations about everything from STEM education to green schools to project-based learning. Scroll through the community descriptions and join as many groups as you’d like—or suggest a new one to match your interests. Then jump into the conversations.
Classroom 2.0 (
) appeals to both new users of Web 2.0 tools and more experienced practitioners.
Free Technology for Teachers (
) is one of my favorites for GREAT ideas in PK-12 classroom ideas and tools.
Tapped In (
) is an online community of educators that sponsors regular online forums.
Teachers Teaching Teachers (teachersteachingteachers.org/) produces a weekly webcast, which includes a back-channel discussion, and delivers exactly what the name promises.
A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter
is from Read Write Web. I’m adding it to
The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About
. (courtesy of
) are regularly scheduled, tightly focused, global conversations about education that take place on
. Participants typically vote on the topic for each chat and then weigh in during an hour-long event.
Comments typically fly by in Twitter, so you may find it easier to keep track with a tool like TweetDeck (
In addition to the original Edchat, other regular events include:
Elemchat for elementary teachers (
Scichat for science educators (
Mathchat for the math crowd (
One of the first RSS feeds that I look at every morning is
. Tekzilla Daily provides quick tech tip videos.
Open Source Wikis to join (courtesy of Diigo's
Web Tools for Educators
List posting by
). All wikis were nominated for the 2011 EduBlog Award.
#ukedchat Information Wiki Site
21st Century Skills for Teachers
Art Online Studio
Daring Tech Wiki
Flat Classroom Project
Greetings From The World
ICT Magic Show
iPad in Education
Mr Hanson’s Online Class
How Do You Keep Up With All of This?
(This post by Richard Byrne, originally appeared on
Free Technology for Teachers
How do you keep up with all of this?
That's a question I am often asked after giving a presentation or when I meet people at conferences. One of the ways I keep up and learn about new things is through Twitter. In a guest post last winter Steven Anderson offered some
great advice about using Twitter
. Google+ is increasingly becoming a good way to keep up with what the people in my circles are sharing. The other way, in fact the primary way, that I keep up is through my
I am currently subscribed to 273 blogs and websites in my RSS reader. Those 273 subscriptions account for more than 1,000 daily posts. If I had to visit each one of those sites individually I would never have time for anything else (like
). So what is an RSS reader and how does it help me efficiently process 1,000 or more blog posts per day? Watch the
video below to find out.
If you're an iPad user or Android tablet user, there are some excellent apps that can improve your RSS viewing and reading experience. Not that there's anything wrong with reading the raw RSS feeds in Google Reader, I did it that way for a long time, I've just found that I move through my feeds quicker on a tablet than I do when using the vertical scroll in Google Reader.
The app that I'm currently using to read RSS feeds on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet is
. Feedly is available as an Android app, as an iPad app, as a Google Chrome Web App, as a Firefox extension, and as a Safari extension. Feedly takes your RSS feeds and turns them into an easy-to-read magazine-like format. You can sync your Google Reader account to Feedly and it will retain all of the categories that you may have created in Google Reader. You can also sync Feedly to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Read It Later, and Instapaper. The video link below provides an overview of Feedly.
Feed Your Mind On The Go
A couple of other popular apps for reading RSS feeds on tablets are
Applications for Education
You don't have to be trying to publish 100+ blog posts a month or be trying to keep up with 273 websites in order to benefit from using an RSS reader. Even before I was blogging I was using an RSS reader. I started using an RSS reader just to keep up with news from the BBC, CNN, and Reuters. I found it much easier to have the news come to me than for me to go to the news.
If you have a favorite education periodical, like the
School Library Journal
, chances are they have a web presence that you can follow in RSS. If your students are doing research they can
create a Google Alert
and add it to their RSS readers to get updates each time new information about that topic appears on the web.
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