We have many ways we can stay connected for learning, while learning, after we have learned. This post focuses on how the educator, student, and parent stays connected with learning.
Connect With Others
Social Media du jour (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest…) use your comfort level and daily routines to your favor. For the most part, everyone uses some sort of social media to connect with friends, family, and following organizations. Now, don’t change anything with your routine however add an organization or recommended educator that sparks your interest and/or connects with your livelihood.
- 100+ Education Twitter Accounts by Getting Smart
- 40 Educational Tweeters Everyone Should Follow
- 68 Must Read K-12 Teaching and Learning Blogs
Feed Your Knowledge
Use RSS reader apps or websites subscribing to various interests. All you have to do is choose one app, select and subscribe to as many resources, and when you have a few minutes flip through the articles.
Flipboard organizes the world’s stories, so you can get the best news for all your passions in one place. Available as a website, App Store, and Google Play.
Inoreader is a content reader built especially for power users who want to save time. Using a content reader helps you keep up with your top information from a community of curators. Available as a website, App Store, and Google Play.
Feedly is your central place to organize, read, and share the information you need to stay ahead of the next big trend in your industry. Available as a website, App Store, and Google Play.
Take Time to Listen
Depending on your schedule and life in general, sometimes we do not have the luxury or drive for reading blog posts, resources, etc…. Fortunately we have Podcasts and Youtube. I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned from YouTube or listening to an entertaining or inspiring podcast on my way to work.
Choose Your App: iTunes Podcasts, Google Play Music Podcasts, Podbean. There are an abundance of podcasts to listen to and really it’s difficult to pinpoint what you should listen to. Currently I’m following below but I encourage you to open your podcast app and search for your interests.
- NPR Hidden Brain
- Google Teacher Tribe
- The Nerdist
- TeacheCast Education
- Pod Save America
Post and Share
This is a food for thought idea. If our families are doing any of the above and our classrooms are providing content we are providing knowledge and efficiency for everyone.