I did it. I joined Feedly.
I’ve noticed the presence of RSS feeds online for quite some time now, but never took it upon myself to get one because I did not really understand what I would use it for. I appreciate how EDTC300 encourages the class participants to explore different ways to use web based applications to make them relevant to learning, and to teaching.
I took to Feedly like a fish takes to water. As soon as I finished my super easy registration (seriously, like two steps- sign up, confirm registration by email) I prioritized my “feeds”. It is as simple as putting in topics I’m interested in. In this case….comics and animals. Oh yeah, and education of course 😉 . I have a special place in my heart for cute animals videos though.
Seriously though, the education feed is really handy. I can see myself using it as a teacher regularly. It is a quick, efficient way to weed through the fluff on the internet for teaching resources. Case in point: life-based math lessons. Math was never my strong subject as a student. So, as a student teacher, embracing mathematics lessons and making them engaging is a new process for me. I feel like Feedly has the potential to evolve into an application that I can count on heavily for free content and teaching resources.
For now though, The Daily Otter is one of my top pages.