During class yesterday, I was introduced to a new website called Feedly. It has been revolutionary in my search for teaching tips and tricks. It was overwhelming the amount of information I could access off of this one site instead of spending hours on end scrolling through the internet trying to find the best websites for the information I was trying to gather.
The process for finding the information I was after was easy, after signing up for my account, I simply had to type in a key word for my search and BAM, everything related to that key word popped up. Websites on websites appeared with a small blurb of the main idea of the site. It made it easy to sift through the search outcomes and find the ones I wanted to follow. Once I found a few, I was able to add it to my page so I can continuously get updates from the website on my feed.
One of the websites I followed on Feedly is Classroom Freebies. I decided to follow this site because they post tips, tricks, activities, and ideas for the classroom up to four times a week. For example, some of the top posts on that page include poetry activities for national poetry month, tips for new teachers, and practicing phonics in the classroom. This site seems to be based on the model 'teachers helping teachers' and I know it will be helpful when it comes to being in a classroom and planning activities for the children! I highly recommend checking out this site as it is important to connect and share with other teachers.
Another website I have followed that I would highly recommend is TED-Ed! It is a site that was created around the idea of knowledge-sharing for teachers and students around the globe. As of today, TED-Ed has a global network of more than 250,000 teachers. The site posts roughly four times a week and the videos dig deep into interesting worldly facts. The facts are accompanied by entertaining graphic videos that are extremely engaging and make learning fun. For instance, the first video on the page talks about a skyscraper design flaw and how it almost destroyed the entire building. I chose to follow this site because I know these videos will come in handy when I am in a classroom setting and prepping for course work. Plus, a lot of the videos posted is stuff I don't even know about, and I believe it is important for educators to continue learning as well. You can never have too much knowledge!
Overall, as an educator in training, I highly recommend checking Feedly out because it will amplify your experience as an educator!