Twitter Hashtag List (November Learning)
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RSS Feeds for Educators: Listed here are RSS Feeds (education-driven) that I have found are worth subscribing to for a variety of reasons. Some are focused on educational leadership issues, while others provide a constant flow of great classroom resources and tips. Some are content specific, while others update what is “hot” in educational news. Hopefully you have some of your own that you can add that may benefit the group. Feel free to create a category and populate the list with your RSS feeds for educators.
NOTE 1: This list contains professional resources, but RSS Feeds are just as fantastic for personal interests. To get comfortable with this technology, you may want to start with personal interests (i.e. travel, skateboarding, civil war, fly-fishing, etc.). Start with your interests and you may begin to see the real value for yourself and your students.
NOTE 2: This is most certainly NOT a comprehensive list of feeds that are ‘out there’, just a place to get started. If you ever find that these feeds are irrelevant to your practice, simply unsubscribe in your Google Reader.
http://creativecommons.org/ -great resource regarding alternatives to copyright issuesand ethical use of web media.
http://www.safekids.com/ -informative and helpful site focused on internet safety and civility
http://www.teacherslovesmartboards.com/ - If you’re using an interactive whiteboard, or using any SMART product, this feed is a must-have
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/--From Richard Byrne, the name says it all. Great resources to be foun
Blogs for Educators
http://virtualschooling.wordpress.com/ Focused on virtual schooling and distance learning
http://www.flickr.com/groups/858082@N25/pool/ need or want to contribute slides for powerful quotes about learning and change? Visit this Flicrk pool/
http://www.ted.com/themes/how_we_learn.html TED Talks focused specifically on learning.
http://www.speedofcreativity.org/ blog by Wes Fryer
http://weblogg-ed.com/ blog by Will Richardson
http://www.npr.org - Education-National Public Radio’s education based news feed
http://practicaltheory.org/serendipity/ -Blog of Chris Lehman, principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia
http://booktalker.blogspot.com/ Blog by Nancy Keane, librarian, focused on Y and YAliterature. Done mostly in podcast form. Superb for students.
http://www.readwritethink.org/util/rss.html - If you teach LA, check out this comprehensive list of feeds from ReadWriteThink.
http://mrwatsonsohs.podbean.com/ See how effectively novel-based podcasts can beused and shared with high school students.
http://www.ncte.org/ News feed from the National Council of Teachers of English
http://sciencetheater.blogspot.com/ Science Theater! Experiments and concepts demoed via video podcast.
http://learningcenter.nsta.org/ News and resource feed from the National Science & Technology Association
http://tweentribune.com/taxonomy/term/5/all -current events feed for elementary/middle schoolers in science. NOTE - There are feeds for every curricular area on tweentribune.com
http://scienceblogs.com/worldsfair/ - some interesting stuff in here with links to other resources.
http://www.civilwarwomenblog.com/ Biographies and stories about women of the Civil War era, how they lived, what they did to survive, how they fought for women's rights.
http://www.brettschulte.net/CWBlog/ -Another Civil War blog
The Most Popular Hashtags
Specific Areas / Roles
One useful strategy is to search Google with your subject and the term RSS
ERIC RSS Feeds (education)
Listorious Twitter people search
A few follow suggestions:
For the classroom:
Edmodo private microblogging for the classroom
for checking out profiles!