Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thing 5

I have really enjoyed finding this new way to get so much information. I never new there was such a thing as an RSS. I have even found stuff and shared them with other teachers around our school. For instance, next week is Read Across America for Dr. Seuss's birthday and one of the blogs entered into my reader sent me essentially a version of Read Across the Planet. So, I sent that to our librarian because she does a lot with Read Across America. Then, my reader found a Young Scientist Challenge and I emailed that to two science teachers who I thought would use it.

My favorite blog that I have found using my reader is Kim's Ventures in Educational Technology. I don't think it is so much how she writes, but what her topic choices are. Her topics that I have read include:
  • What is your six word inagural address? - I thought this would be a great assignment to see what stuents would write. I would have them write their 6 word address and then write an essay about why they chose those words.
  • Teacher Uses Webcam to Deliver Lessons - This is something I would love to be able to do. Plus, our county has been planning in case of an flu epidemic. Using a Webcam would be a great way to deliver the lessons.


  1. RSS feeds can be very addicting! I live by the information that I get from my Google Reader. It's one of my professional learning components as well as a wealth of resources. I'm glad to hear that you're finding it not only useful for yourself, but that you're also finding great things to share with colleagues!

  2. I'm really digging this RSS stuff as well! It's great that the information comes to me instead of spending so much time searching for it. It's best not to reinvent the wheel, as we so often hear in education, and RSS is a great tool that allows me to spend my time inventing other things.