Read this to find out why reading blogs with an aggregator is an important first step to starting a Professional Learning Network.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to using GoogleReader.
Watch this video to see GoogleReader in action.
There are a few different ways to add RSS feeds to your GoogleReader…watch:
Recommended blogs to add to your GoogleReader:
List of Top 50 Elementary Teacher Blogs
School Psych: http://www.child-psych.org/
1st grade: www.myprimarypassion.blogspot.com
2nd grade: http://sunnydaysinsecondgrade.blogspot.com/
3rd grade: http://thrivingthirdgraders.blogspot.com/
For a pretty comprehensive list of blogs for educators, broken down by subject area and grade level, click here. Middle school teachers can find suggestions by subject area on their school’s faculty web page under Resources.
PLN’s with Twitter…
Top 10 Twitter accounts to follow for educators.
Great hash tags for elementary school teachers:
Here are some hash tags for all educators…
#edtech (educational technology)
#ubdchat (understanding by design)
#pbl (project-based learning)
#iql (inquiry-based learning)
For more educational hash tags click here.
Twitter tip: Using Lists