Today I became friends with Feedly. If you haven't heard of it, Feedly is a cool website where you can read different feeds and articles, also known as a feed reader. This meant absolutely nothing to me until I first checked it out during my #edtc300 class. So let me share a little bit about what I know and have done on feedly so far.
First on feedly you will need to make an account, which is free, HOORAY! Once I became somewhat comfortable with the site I began following feeds specifically related to education and technology. As of right now my goal for this site is to use it for educational purposes only. After following specific sites (that are linked below), I began getting into the good stuff. This is when I started to pin things to a #edtc300 board and read/save multiple feeds. There is tons of information, articles, and tips for educators. I could stay on feedly and read forever. Thankfully, there is a read later button, which is a really useful tool. Now before you get too excited and want to go check out feedly for yourself, I am going to share two different sources that I found very useful for an educator with a passion for technology.
The first source I have been loving is Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. This is a great source worth following because it directly relates to teachers and technology. Looking through the page there is tons of articles with all kinds of tips, apps, and websites for teachers and students to use. They post twelve articles per week, so there is always new content to explore. My favourite article I recommend to check out is Some of The Best EdTech Websites for Teachers and Educators, but there are tons of others worth looking at.
The next source I want to share for the fellow educators out there is Teach Thought. This page posts eight articles per week surrounding the topics of education, technology, and teaching. There is content for teachers to reflect and improve upon their teaching, along with bringing technology and new strategies into the classroom. Some articles I suggest looking at is An Alternative To Google Search That Focuses on Privacy and 20 Questions To Reflect On Your Teaching This Year So Next Year Is Better.
Blogs I'm subscribed to:
Digital Education - Education Week
EdTechReview RSS Feeds - All
Education Week - Technology
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Educational Technology News -- ScienceDaily
Emerging Education Technologies
Educational Technology and Life
Hello there! My name is Kyla Wolfe. I am a pre-k to grade five elementary education student at the University of Regina. I am currently in my fourth year of the program, which means that after I finish up two spring classes and go to my internship in the fall I will be done. This is very scary, but very exciting.
I am really looking forward to bringing technology into my internship and future classrooms. However, I am not a tech wiz yet. Through this class I feel as though I am going to build a solid knowledge base about technology that will be a wonderful asset. I think one important aspect about technology I am wanting to learn is a basis on how to teach students how to be safe and properly use the internet. With social media and the craziness of the internet, I believe that it can be dangerous and learning how to be safe is extremely important. Speaking from my own experience, I am not one to normally post much on social media besides a few pictures here and there. I am much more of a lurker than a poster. I currently have all my account settings up high and did not think of using my social media pages to reflect my self as a professional. This class has already changed my perspective on how I should be using technology and connections to my advantage.
Through this class I am expanding my educational twitter account to show personal growth with technology and as an educator. I recently retweeted an interesting article about digital literacy. If you are interested in learning about using technology to our advantage and teaching our students to properly use it, you can find it here.
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