I have never even heard of Feedlybefore, so learning about it in class was exciting! I was struggling searching the internet for articles to share on my twitter
feed, and this resource makes finding and posting relevant articles easy.
To begin I searched “technology and education” and there were pages and pages of resources. For choosing the resources that I thought would be relevant to my needs and interests at this time I looked at titles of webpages first. If the title was interesting, I then looked at how many people were following the resource. If there were more than a thousand followers, I clicked follow as well. I then searched only “education” too see what types of resources would show up, I added two more based on titles and followers. Once I had eight resources I went and clicked on each individual resources and skim read their article headings and authors. This was a great way to get a sense of the types of articles people were posting and who the authors were and how/ if they are related to education or types of technology for the classroom.
There was one site I ended up unfollowing, it was called “Ted Ed”. I thought it was a Ted talk based on education when I originally followed it. However, when I went back into it to see the videos, they were completely unrelated to education and not at all what I was looking for. I unfollowed and reflected on the importance of knowing your sources and actually looking into them before just sharing or following.
One of the resources I followed is called “Emerging Education Technologies”. It has 7000 followers and is related to the hashtags “education” and “tech”. The majority of the articles are by Kelly Walsh. From the author information on the bottom of his articles I learned that he is the Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester and that he founded the website. So, I am confident that this resource is going to be accurate and contain the kinds of articles I am looking for related to technology and education. I look forward to reading the posts.
Another resource that I followed is called “Educational Technology”. It has 32000 followers and is also related to the hashtags “education” and “tech”. The author of the articles are all listed as “educatorstechnology”. I cannot find any information on the author, however after skimming four articles I can see that the author uses credible resources in their blogs and has some very foundational background knowledge about the technologies they are recommending. There seems to be a lot of great tips for teachers and how to implement technology into the classroom in a way that flows.
I am looking forwards to reading and learning more about educational technology.