:This week in EDTC 300, we were asked to start looking at some blogs that we are interested in and following them. I truly believe that learning is leading, and by that I mean that as teachers we must always be learning and trying to grow as people. I was a reluctant blogger, but in recent years I have grown fond of Twitter and the educators I follow on their. The majority of these same educators also have blogs that are full of amazing resources, conversations, and knowledge. I wanted to share some of these resources and blogs with you today in the hopes that they will help you in your path.
I started by creating an account with Feedly. Feedly is an awesome website that you can search any word or phrase and it will come up with all kids of resources and blogs that fit your search.
I wanted to begin my blogging by following some that are focused on education. I decided to search the hashtag, "education", "edtech", and "educational leadership". What I found was numerous blogs from a variety of different teachers and websites. Some of the blogs I followed were:
1) Free Technology for Teachers
3) Getting Smart
4) A Principal's Reflection
5) Cult of Pedagogy
6) Education Week
9) Engage their Minds
10) Upside Down Education
I will talk a little bit more in depth about the first two blogs I mentioned above.
Free Technology for teachers is something that really interested me because I am fairly new to a lot of educational technologies. I found many different articles and resources to help with EDTC such as, "Five Ways for Students of All Ages to Make Animated Videos". Animated videos seem to be quite popular nowadays and are a great way for students to bring their written stories to life. This resource provides some great ideas that will benefit me as a teacher in the future as well as my students.
There were many other great articles and resources on this particular blog, so if you are interested I definitely recommend following "Free Technology for Teachers", on Feedly.
"TeachThought" was the other blog I wanted to talk about. There were many interesting reads on this blog such as, "12 Tips for students to manage their digital footprints" and "10 Ways traditional classrooms punish mistakes in learning". I thoroughly enjoyed the articles on this blog and they got me thinking about my future classrooms. How will I teach students in a digital age how to safely and appropriately use the internet and how can I create a classroom environment that is beneficial and inclusive to all students.
If you are interested in educational technology, as well as challenging yourself as a teacher, then I suggest following "TeachThought" on Feedly.
I'm excited to have Feedly, this new resource in my ever growing backpack. It is a great way to find all sorts of resources and blogs to help you grow as a teacher and leader.