I never knew Feedly existed and it’s definitely something I wish I knew about sooner. I love the fact that information from great sources can be accessed so quickly and easily.
I took about five minutes to search a few big keywords that I wanted to have information for. Education, technology, science, teachers were some of the categories I had rapidly looked through. Two blogs in particular really piqued my interest – Ted Talks Daily and Phys.org. These are two resources that I love to use for when I need brain stimulation. I’m sure you’ve heard of Ted Talks, though just in case you haven’t, here’s the gist. Ted Talks offers a wide variety of subject areas in which experts in a particular field discuss their research. My favourite topics typically include psychology and biology, though I deviate quite often. These talks typically allow the viewer to see different perspectives on the matter and are exposed to current research, as long as their viewing is timely. As for Phys.org, probably the lesser known of the two, it follows a similar idea, though it can be harder to dive into. Phys.org, again, offers the reader the ability to read articles that discuss the latest research in the field of your choosing. For me, typically I choose psychology and biology, though astronomy can rope me in as well.
I have described both Ted Talks and Phys.org because they are valuable to use for a variety of reasons. Though they are not advertised as specific teacher resources, I like that they employ the use of experts and are research based when it comes to the information they offer. The biggest benefit, I feel, is that these resources offer the consumer a chance to inquire about whatever it is they want. As a future teacher, this concept excites me. I love to find resources like these where I can spend hours reading and viewing the things that interest me. In a perfect world, my students would do the same during inquiry projects or genius hours. What do you think?
Here is a picture of my Feedly page. I’m open to suggestions about other great blogs!