This week’s #ETCoaches blog challenge: “How do the reading of blogs influence you as an educator? Which blogs do you follow/love? Do you use a RSS reader?”
I receive most of the resources and blogs that have an influence on me via Twitter and the Google+ Communities of which I’m a member. It’s my PLN to the rescue, once again. I used to use an RSS feed, back when Google Reader was an option. Then I realized that most of the blogs/people I follow share via Twitter. It felt redundant to have an RSS feed and Twitter, so I cut out the RSS.
Some of the blogs are thought-provoking, some share resources, and others share ideas about pedagogy. They all benefit me in different ways.
Here are some of the blogs/people I follow.
- My Island View, Tom Whitby https://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/ Great perspective, always gets me thinking.
- FreeTech4Teachers, Richard Byrne http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ Amazing resource!
- The Principal of Change, George Couros http://georgecouros.ca/blog/ I’m not an administrator, but this blog has some excellent ideas and again, perspective on current topics in education.
- Alice Keeler, http://alicekeeler.com/ The best resource for Google Classroom and much more.
- Common Sense Education, https://www.commonsense.org/education/blog Most people go to CommonSenseMedia, but don’t realize there’s a blog for educators. Don’t miss it.
- Blogging through the Fourth Dimension, Pernille Ripp https://pernillesripp.com/ A great teacher with powerful things to say.
- Educator’s Technology, http://www.educatorstechnology.com/ Super resources.
- TeachThought, http://www.teachthought.com/ Again, all sorts of ideas, not necessarily EdTech.
- GAFE 4 Littles, Christine Pinto, http://christinepinto.com/gafe-4-littles-pln/ I just learned about this one, GAFE for primary level!
- Paul Solarz, http://paulsolarz.weebly.com/educators Paul is a classroom teacher. I have followed him for years (see his resources about passion projects). He wrote a book called Learn Like a Pirate that I have shared with classroom teachers. It almost makes me want to go back to the classroom.
Thanks for reading; I always appreciate feedback.