This week, we were given a few different RSS readers, which allow you to create your own personalized news feeds. We were tasked with finding and following several blogs and education-related sources that will help us in our professional development. I am here to share a few of the sources I found and explain my searching process, which I hope will help you as well.
For this assignment, I used Feedly as my RSS reader, as it is easy to use, and you can use keywords to find articles for pretty much anything you are looking for.
My process for choosing sources was based on three main sets of criteria which are as follows:
- It must be related to education
- It must still be active
- Posts should be consistent
Along with this, I wanted to search for articles that related to me and my educational needs. Because of this, I wanted to find sources that were specific to my major and minor fields which are math and phys ed, but I also wanted to have some general education-related sources as well. Below is an image if what my page typically looks like:
As you can see some sources post articles such as Education Week post several times a day, which can become overwhelming, but it does provide you with a lot of articles to look at. PE Update.com is one that I really want to focus on because I believe it is a really great source to follow for Phys Ed teachers. They provide you with guided lesson plans, instructional videos for various skills and sports, provide tips on how to become a better physical educator, and so much more. Along with this, they post articles about once a week, which gives you a lot of great resources without becoming overwhelming.
I would recommend trying out an RSS reader for yourself, and if you find any great sources, feel free to let me know about them in the comments. Happy searching!
Check out some of my other sources below: