I had no idea what an RSS was. It stand for “Rich Site Summary” I’ve learned that it’s a way to add feeds directly to Feedly and have all the latest feeds from all your fave site/ ppl/ blogs/ news outlets pop up in one location – your Feedly landing page. Mind blown.
Each morning my alarm goes off at 5:30am. I read the news for 20 mins. Then go work out in my garage gym. Until I learned about Feedly I would zoom through the news apps on my phone and read through one or two articles from each. Feedly is a game changer in how I consume my morning news. Now I just open up my Feedly app and get reading.
I’ve added a few of my go-to news sites to keep in the global loop. CBC, BBC, Al Jazeera, to name a few.
I’ve also added Ed sources to my feed. They run the gamut from how to integrate technology into the classroom with Free Technology for Teachers to how to integrate Montessori methodologies at home with your own children with How We Montessori.
With a little digging – not too much at all really, the platform is super user friendly – I found a few gems.
I’m following the musings of Dangerously Irrelevant who talks technology, leadership, and the future of schools. Defining educational leadership has been something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. Transformational leadership vs. transactional leadership. Dispersal of power. Diffusion of power. Lots to consider. Ed leadership is an ambiguous term but Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver, Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is exploring what it can, should, could, and will mean moving forward.
Another goodie is Edutopia. The George Lucas Educational foundation has a wide variety of contributors who write about topics like Educational Equity, School Leadership, Classroom Management, Blended Learning, and Growth Mindset. A search about Growth Mindset brought their feed up in Feedly. This summer I’d read Mindset by Carol Dweck and I’ve been hooked on following the research and approach this month. A recent post about A Simple Tool For Fostering Growth Mindset is a valuable read for parents and educators alike.
And I almost forgot the best part…if you like something you see and want to share it, Feedly makes it so easy to share feeds on Twitter. So. Easy. I’m new to Twitter as a tweeter…I’ve always been a lurker but now I actually engage. And it’s easy.
Here’s a snap of my Feedly homepage this morning.