Welcome to the fifth step in our free professional learning series on building your PLN.

The aim of this step is to:

  1. Explain what a blog is.
  2. Unpack the benefits of using blogs as part of your PLN.
  3. Describe some of the ways people keep up to date with blogs.
  4. Explore how to use blogs as part of your PLN.

Blogs play an important role in most educators’ PLNs and making blogs part of your PLN is more than just publishing posts on your own blog. If you don’t see yourself setting up your own blog, there are many benefits to simply reading, commenting, and sharing other people’s blogs.

What Is A Blog?

Blogs have been mainstream for well over a decade, so you might be very familiar with what a blog is (you’re reading a blog right now!).

However, let’s take a moment to define what exactly a blog is as the term continues to evolve.

Over recent year, the lines between blogs, websites, ePortfolios, and other online spaces have been blurring.


Dynamic Community

Feedback and interaction (comments, sharing, RSS, and subscription)

Typically journal-like

Static information 

General term for online space — complex or simple

Scaffolding, showcasing or organization of student work

Typically over a period of time (years)

A blog is simply a website, although traditionally a website will have been more of a static space.

What makes a blog different than a simple website?

  • A blog traditionally would be updated fairly regularly and display posts in reverse chronological order.
  • Comments have always been a key feature of blogs, providing an interactive space.
  • Most blogs have pages where some key information is housed that isn’t updated very frequently (for example, an About Me page).

Nowadays, some people have a website that has a blog component; the home page doesn’t change but readers can click on a tab to view a regularly updated blog.

An example of this is Langwitches’ “Online Hub”. This is a website that displays Silvia Tolisano’s professional portfolio and there is a blog section that readers can navigate to from the front page.

Langwtiches Online Hub

An Introduction To Blogging Video

This video also provides a simple overview of what a blog is.

Reasons Why Educators Blog

The main reasons why educators have personal/professional blogs include to:

  • Share information and tips with other educators.
  • Collaborate with a global audience. Increased collaboration with others leads to greater innovation and new perspectives.
  • Reflect on their learning or their teaching/work practices.
  • Learn how to blog themselves so they can use blogs effectively with their students.

Refer to The State of Educational blogging in 2017/2018 for more information on why educators use blogs.

Your personal blog extends your relationships outside of your school and allows you to connect with global educators who all willingly help each other.

Using Blogs As Part Of Your PLN

Sue Waters, who is the backbone of Edublogs has reflected on her own experiences of blogging.

I’m sure that lots of people would be totally surprised by the fact that initially I really struggled with the concept of blogging — ‘Why would anyone blog and why would anyone read their blogs?’

It took almost a year from being shown what a blog was to becoming a blogger.

The online tools I used before blogging were excellent for sharing information. But blogging gave me what they lacked; the ability to reflect, collaborate, exchange ideas, and connect with other people.

Ultimately, blogging completely changed my life; it’s the reason why I’m now employed to do the work I do and blogging helped me build a strong PLN.

It’s also important to remember that not everyone who makes blogs part of their PLN are bloggers themselves. It’s really up to you!

Some educators prefer to read and comment on other people’s posts while other educators also have their own personal blog.

If you have a vague thought in the back of your mind about starting your own blog but you’re not sure if it’s for you, hopefully Sue’s words above remind you that you can jump into blogging with some reluctance and you may be pleasantly surprised.

What have you got to lose?

Tips For Building Your PLN Via Blogs

The key components to making blogs part of your PLN are really simple:

  • Read and comment on other people’s blog posts. Then share anything that resonates with you with your PLN (e.g. on Twitter).
  • Publish posts on your own blog to reflect your thoughts, ideas, and/or to share resources. Remember, this is optional but keep it in mind!

Like everything, there are tips that’ll both save you time and make you more effective.

Reading Blog Posts

There are thousands of educators out there who are regularly publishing on their own blogs. Many of these blogs revolve around specific topics, interests, or subjects areas. Others are more general reflections on all areas of education.

Reading blog posts is an important part of connecting with other educators. But how do you keep up to date with your favorite blogs and know if something new has been published?

There are three main ways you can keep up with your favorite blogs:

  1. Email subscription or email newsletter if available
  2. RSS feed (using a tool like Feedly)
  3. Social media and curation tools like Flipboard

Interestingly, when we did a quick poll of our Edublogs community in July 2018, 61% of respondents indicated that their favorite way to keep up to date with the blogs they like to read is via social media.

Poll showing 61% people keep up to date with blogs via social media

This might demonstrate that people are okay with consuming information serendipitously (there’s no guarantees they’ll see posts on social media). To avoid being swamped by emails, perhaps people choose to subscribe to only their very favorite blogs in this way. Feel free to tell us what you think in the comments!

Email Subscription

Many bloggers have an option to be notified via email when they publish something new. This might be via a simple email subscription widget on the sidebar of their blog. In this case, you’ll receive an email automatically to alert you to new posts.

It’s also becoming more common to see educators (and bloggers in general) create their own personal email newsletter to keep readers up to date. This might be sent out every time they publish something new, or there might be a weekly or monthly summary email.

Check out the sidebar of your favorite blog and look for a sign-up box.

RSS Feed (Feedly)

One of the easiest ways to keep updated with posts from your favorite blogs is to subscribe to their RSS feed using Feedly. The free version of Feedly allows you to follow up to 100 sources which should be enough to keep you busy!

Refer to these step-by-step instructions on how to set up Feedly.

This short video by Joshua Essary explains how to get started with Feedly.

There are other similar tools, but Feedly is one of the most popular.

Here are just a few popular education blogs you can subscribe to using Feedly.

Click here to open this spreadsheet in a new window.

Social Media And Flipboard

If you follow your favorite bloggers on Twitter, no doubt you will see them announcing when they have something new on their blog. Of course, there are no guarantees that you will always see this.

Another option Sue Waters uses on her mobile devices is subscribing to her Twitter timeline and Twitter hashtags using Flipboard.

This pulls all the links shared on Twitter into her Flipboard account in a magazine format where it’s easy to read, share, and comment on articles shared by her network.

You’ll find detailed step by step instructions on how to set up Flipboard here.

Watch this video to see how Sue uses Flipboard.

Commenting On Posts

Your commenting skills and how you engage in comments with others on blogs posts is one of the most important, and often overlooked, aspects of using blogs as part of your PLN.

The comment section is where the deep learning, questioning, and reflection can occur. Comments turn your blog from a static space into an interactive conversation.

Commenting Tips For Bloggers

1.  Don’t just lurk — comment!

Of course you’re probably not going to comment on every blog post you read, but every now and then make the concerted effort to scroll down to that comment box and type a response, ask a question, or share your own insights. Your comments don’t have to be long to make an impact.

Remember, being part of a PLN is about giving as well as receiving. Taking the time to begin conversations will pay off!

2. Approve comments quickly

If you’re a blogger and someone leaves a comment on your post, make sure you approve the comment quickly (if you moderate comments).

There’s nothing more annoying to a reader to see that their comments haven’t been published. They might forget about it and not check back to see your response.

3.  Always respond back to readers on your own posts

If readers have made time to comment on your posts the very minimum you should do is respond back to your readers (ideally each reader) in the comments on your post.

This is very important for building your blog’s community; it demonstrates that you value your readers and their input.

Below is an example of replying back to a comment using threaded comments:

Comment on a post

4.  Use the Subscribe to Comments option

If a blogger provides a subscribe to comment option, then make sure you select this option when leaving a comment, so you’re notified by email of any follow up comments.

It’ll make your life easier. 🙂

Notify of follow up comments

Set Up Your Own Blog

If you’ve never blogged before, hopefully you’re reading this with the open mind to consider starting a blog now or even in the future.

But there are so many blogs out there! Why should I start one?

This is a common concern for people contemplating whether to start their own blog. They might feel like there is so much noise and so many blogs that are already established. They wonder what they could possibly have to add to the community?

We can assure you, you do have something worthwhile to share!

You are the only you. Your unique perspectives could be exactly what someone else needs to hear.

As George Couros has said,

My best advice…write for you and don’t overthink. See every blog post as a rough draft to something you are building over time, not a college term paper.

The more you do it, the better you will become.

The better you become, the easier it will be.

Be kind, be thoughtful, but don’t overthink. It is probably holding you back for inspiring someone else, and probably surprising yourself.

Still not convinced?

Check out Obvious To You, Amazing To Others by Derek Sivers.

A Blog Is Your Online Home

There are many advantages to blogging.

George Couros’ three reasons for blogging are shared by thousands of educators worldwide.

Reasons George Couros Blogs To share my thinking. To develop my thinking. To archive my thinking.

One of the great advantages of having your own blog when you’re setting up your PLN, is that it’s your online home.

Maybe you’ll discover a really cool tool, article, or resource. You could write about it (and share your learning with others).

Perhaps you’ll connect with some like minded teachers and possibly start some sort of collaboration. This would be perfect to blog about.

Even if your blog doesn’t really have an audience, a blog can be a fantastic place to keep track of all the work you’re doing both online and offline.

Your blog can also become an excellent professional portfolio. This can be an advantage when you’re trying to demonstrate who you are and what you’re passionate about for future career opportunities.

As Stephanie Thompson pointed out on her blog, 

An effective personal learning network and a willingness to share has enabled me to enjoy some incredible learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom in the last few years. When I look back, even getting that first job offer in a market saturated with teaching graduates was directly attributable to an online professional presence.

What Platform Should I Blog On?

If you’re still reading, hopefully you’re thinking that setting up a blog is a possibility.

So you might be wondering where to set up your blog?

There are many choices.

Edublogs and CampusPress are powered by a customized version of WordPress. WordPress is the tool of choice for the large majority of professional bloggers and online publishers. In fact, over one-third of the entire web is powered by WordPress.

It’s highly customizable, export-friendly, and it works!

It’s free to sign up for a blog at Edublogs and it’s the world’s most popular platform for educational blogging. Just go to https://edublogs.org/ to sign up!

Read more about the advantages of using a WordPress based platform like Edublogs in this post. 

How Do I Start A Blog?

Ready to start your blog? We can help with that.

Our Personal Blogging Series takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up your own personal educator blog. It includes links to other educators’ blogs so you can see how they use their blogs.

Already dabbling with blogging? You’ll find our tips for writing more effective blog posts here.

Conclusion: Why Blog When You Can Microblog?

There’s a lot you can learn from getting involved in the blogging community whether that’s writing your own posts, or simply reading and commenting on other blogs.

However, this takes a certain amount of time. So what is the benefit of using blogs as a part of your PLN, as opposed to a tool like Twitter or other forms of social media?

Simply put, the more you put in the more you get out. Blogging allows you to dig deeper and really form strong connections with others. You’re not limited to 280 characters like on Twitter. You can write thousands of words if you like! Or at other times a few short sentences might suffice. The choice is powerful.

Tom Barrett created the following diagram for a post where he explored the impact of microblogging.

Tom Barrett Microblogging
Image by Tom Barrett

Tom Barrett said,

There is nothing wrong with the amber lit retweeting and sharing, but for many people we are sharing in an attempt to have the most impact on others. The micro engagement that occurs as people share without reading and, reposting content without engaging any further, is much more prevalent than the more in depth discussions of 10 years ago.

There’s definitely room for the amber, but think about the benefits that the green could bring to your professional life too.

Like all other aspects of building a PLN — what you get back is directly related to what you put in!

In an article for EdTech Review, Saomya Saxena explained how blogs are an essential part of an educator’s PLN,

Hence, blogs are one of the most significant online tools that can help you build your professional and personal learning networks. There’s no limit to the people we can connect with, be inspired by and stretch our professional wings with and blogging offers a great opportunity to do that. I feel that, blogs will be a must for anyone who wants to develop a PLN for himself, since it is the most open, creative and free way of sharing knowledge and expressing oneself. So embrace blogging in your daily lives and grow your learning networks personally as well as professionally.

Definitely food for thought.

Your Task

We’d like you to add your voice and ideas to our ongoing conversation about PLNs by undertaking one or more of these challenges:

  1. Share a link to an educator’s blog that you enjoy reading. Tell us what the blog is about what you get out of following the blog. Also, mention how you stay updated with the blog. Do you just check from time to time? Do you have an email subscription? Or do you use a tool like Feedly or Flipboard?
  2. Set up Feedly and/or Flipboard, referring to the instructions in this post. Leave a comment to tell us how you went setting up the tool. Let us know who you subscribed to and why.
  3. Write a post on your blog with your own thoughts about using blogs as part of your PLN. Please include @edublogs if you tweet your post so we can share your post with our network. Leave a comment with a link to your post so we can read it! In your blog post, you might like to cover topics like:
    • How do you use blogs as part of your PLN?
    • What tips do you have for newbies?
    • What did you learn about using blogs for building a PLN that you didn’t know?
    • What do you like/not like about Feedly, Flipboard, email subscriptions, or blogs?

Also feel free to leave a comment to ask any questions or share your tips.

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596 thoughts on “Step 5: Using Blogs As Part Of Your PLN

  1. A blog that I really enjoy is Polka Dots Please (https://polkadotsplease.com/blog) by Emily Yerty. This blog includes many different topics that have to do with early childhood education. I personally like her classroom management section which has multiple different blog posts on the topic.

  2. A Blog I like to follow is the answer sheet (https://www.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet). While I’m not sure this counts since it is backed by the Washington Post, it is a page un by one person! which I believe has to count for something. I enjoy that it is very up to date with current events, and talks about education in relation to the political landscape, too. While I am not a huge fan of politics, it is impossible, at the moment, to separate the education system from the political scope, so it is good to be able to look into both at the same time.

  3. They tell me to lurk and get my head around some of the posts, but at a certain point, I need to start putting my own thoughts on the posts that I am seeing. I will say I like the idea of a blog being an online home, where you state your thoughts, reconstruct your thoughts, and also see how others view your thoughts and the words that I put on my personal blog.

  4. – I set up a flipboard and It was really easy to make I just went on the site and then I signed up for it. I basically subscribed to education since that’s what I’m majoring in and what really interest me the most. It’s cool to see so many different deeply talked about articles on education I feel like you can really get a feel of how the person who wrote it feels from the different articles I have read.

  5. i feel like blogs are only for education purposes which is great. but, would people would actually use blogs for those educational purposes. blogs aren’t common educational resources

  6. I love blogs that teachers write that include their research. I mostly prefer just reading the academic papers they write, but I like a twitter blog in which the person writes threads and engages people in discussions.

  7. https://www.wagollteaching.com/#/
    The blog I found is Wagoll Teaching, and it is a place where educators can share ideas. There are also a lot of materials and resources, some available for purchase, and a lot available for free. It is a great resource for teachers to find new ideas.

  8. Setting up the tool was super easy. The hard part was finiding people to follow. I followed Edublogs and TED-Ed. I want to find other blogs that talk about inclusion and diversity in the classroom. It will take a little bit more for me to find blogs that I like, just because I really don’t know what to look for or how to find the specific topics I’m looking for, but I’m sure I’ll get there!

  9. The blog that I like to refer to often is https://teachingwithamountainview.com/. The blogger is a Colorado teacher named Mary, and she shares different in-classroom activities, lessons, or curriculum. I like her blog because it is separated into the classroom subjects, and it is easy to navigate to find new classroom ideas. In addition, she also has her own Facebook group and Free Resource Library. I am not part of any of her groups, so I typically just refer back to her blog as needed.

  10. I personally love the blog Polka Dots. The Blog Polka Dots Please is an amazing blog that was created and is run by an educator named Emily Yerty. On her blog Polka Dots Please she posts and shares many great resources, activities, classroom management and organizational strategies, and many useful and creative tips and tricks. The blog also provides countless cute, and affordable free resources, and purchasable materials through the site and Teachers Pay Teachers. I would suggest and recommend the blog Polka Dots Please to every education professional.

  11. Blogging can be good for things like:
    Publishing: Blogging can support teachers’ research goals by providing a platform to process and report their findings while writing for a real audience and receiving real feedback.
    Improving Reading Skills: Blogging requires reading, which can encourage educators to read more books, other blogs, articles, etc. It can alter the way they select and process new information as they will be connecting it to the topics they write about. They will develop certain filters and improve their ability to analyze and synthesize new information and think critically.
    Blogging can also help educators establish home-school connections, create authentic audiences, develop literacy skills, build classroom community, and promote internet safety.

  12. I set up a Flipboard account, to do so, i provided my email, full name and created a password. I subscribed to technology and education, because as the times are changing, technology has become heavily integrated in education and as educators i think its great to keep learning of new ways to teach that students can better understand.

  13. I think that blogs are a great way for other educators to see what other educators are doing by providing their own tips/advice on how to best approach a situation, or how to best help a student that may need extra help. Also, I think that it’s a great space to be able to share educational experiences that other educators may be going through and are maybe not too sure on how to properly handle the scenario.

  14. A blog that I found was weareteachers.com. They give a lot of resources and ideas that can be adapted to any classroom. It is a great place to scroll through and find things that are fun and engaging for students.

  15. I enjoy reading the blog posts on this website: https://www.wagollteaching.com/#/. It shares many tips and tricks for teaching as well as ideas on how to stay up to date in an ever-changing, technological world. This post can be checked on a weekly basis to find new posts.

  16. Edutopia has some really cool articles by different authors about anything one can think of regarding teaching. It’s like a newsletter but only with the topic of education. It’s organized under many topics A-Z that have to do with education. I scroll through from time to time.

  17. I set up my tool with my school email and I subscribed to all the energy pages and a few art pages. Saving energy for our planet is very important to me and I love seeing people every day find a new way to help our world. The art pages are because art is a very good way to express emotions and to deal with things. Both of these topics are also good ideas to start a PLN for my students if I teach high school students since they would be the next set of people making the most change when I become a teacher.

  18. As someone who is studying psychology, a blog that i enjoy reading is PsyBlog by Jeremy Dean, which provides information on a variety of psychological research and principles.

  19. The blog I really enjoy is the cult of pedagogy! There are a bunch of different post spanning a large collections of topics. It talks about different ways to run your classroom and other influences on students success. https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/blog/. I check the blog from time to time but you can also sign up for emails!

  20. I don’t follow a lot of blogs, but when looking through the list provided at the top of this step, I found https://pernillesripp.com/. This blog is primarily reflective, sharing the insights of a teacher who recently took a break from the classroom to re-discover what got her into the field in the first place. Her variety of life experience, an author, mother, wife, etc. all contribute to her values and ethics as an educator. I found a post about what answers/truths we should or should not demand from students that was really interesting, and it has me wondering how I can apply the major takeaways to my own practice.

  21. The blog I chose was Mr. and Mrs. Social studies https://mrandmrssocialstudies.com/
    It is ran by a husband and wife history teaching couple. It is full of resources, materials, and guides. I check the blog from time to time if there is anything useful I can use within my own units.

  22. https://teachermood.com/
    In this blog post, they explore some effective instructional practices for teachers and help you gain valuable insights for your classroom.
    Incorporating these instructional practices into your daily teaching routine can help you create a more effective and engaging learning environment for your students. By fostering love, respect, and a balanced approach to instruction, you can empower your students to succeed academically and socially. Embrace these strategies provided on their website to become the best teacher you can possibly be, making a lasting impact on your students’ lives.

    You can follow them on Instagram or sign up for email updates to stay up-to-date and get free stuff!

  23. I recently found a blog called “Mrs. D’s Corner,” which is written by an Elementary special education teacher. I found this blog to include many resources that are helpful to me, since I plan to pursue the same field. I subscribed to the blog via email, so I am alerted about new posts when they are made. The website also includes a shop for resources, lessons, and activities aimed toward elementary students with disabilities. Many posts share IEP writing tips for new teachers, which has been very helpful to me. https://www.mrsdscorner.com/category/monthly-resources/

  24. I found a blog that I really enjoy, it is called “TeacherMood.” The blog has a lot of different tips and resources for teachers. This week’s featured post is “10 Tips for Busy Teachers.” This post is about compassion, respect, active teaching, having a balance, etc… It is very helpful, short and straight to the point. They also keep all of their other recent posts for teachers to look at. It is a free resource and you can enter your email to get updates about when something new is posted. I will definitely use this resource when I am an educator.

  25. I downloaded Flipboard on my phone, signed up with my email, and subscribed to Education. I also enjoy the PBS blog ( PBS teachers Lounge). It has lots of educational resources that are useful and accessible for educators and students.

  26. The link to an educators blog that I enjoy reading is https://www.coolcatteacher.com. Her blog has a lot of cool information about how to make math accessible for all students, why encouragement is the most important in education, and fun teaching reading games that I could share with future students to help them learn in a fun way! I stay updated with this blog by checking from time to time!

  27. I started a Flipboard account. It was very easy to set up by using my school district work email. I’ve heard of Flipboard, but I hadn’t used it before. My first impression was just the sheer size of articles and topics that it has. I started to follow Social Sciences, Ancient Europe, and International Politics. I look forward to exploring more of Flipboard.

  28. I really enjoy reading https://www.edutopia.org/, because it includes many great articles about different topics. It also includes videos to expand your understanding. I just recently started reading it, so I am just now getting the hang of keeping up with it.

  29. I enjoy reading blogs on edutopia.org because it covers a wide range of educational topics, making it a valuable resource for educators with various interests and needs. Also, Edutopia frequently covers topics related to inclusivity, equity, and diversity in education. I stay updated with the blog by checking it from time to time!

  30. I think blogs are a great way for educators to find the resources that they need. I believe that blogs are usually the last resort that people would go to if they are just looking it up on Google for resources. I also think that certain blogs are tailor for more STEM and Special Education course rather than all courses.

  31. http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com
    I like this blog because it has been around since 2009 and the teacher (Tom) teachings preschool using play-based methods and shares how he implements them. He covers a wide range of topics from stories about using play based methods in the classroom to what he sees in other schools around the world. Tom provides insight into being a pre-school teacher, implementing play-based practices, and how we may view certain task as useless when really they allow young children to explore and process information in their own way.

  32. I set up a Flipboard account, which was easy to do. I subscribed to Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Education, and Psychology. I find all of these topics interesting and relevant to my own life, as well as my future career in education.

  33. I created a FlipBoard account and followed Education on it! I followed the Education tag because that is my current major, and I’d like to stay up to date on everything that fellow educators are posting underneath the threads! Flipboard is really easy and simple to set up and use, and I personally think it’s a great platform to take advantage of. I enjoy the fact that it’s like a more professional version of Twitter.

  34. a blog that I enjoy reading is https://www.edutopia.org/. I enjoy reading this blog because its educators coming together in order to share different topics and ideas with one another. To stay updated with this blog I just check it once or twice a week.

  35. I made an account on Flipboard. I followed Education and Educational Technology. I chose these topics as Education is my major and Educational Technology is a class I am taking. Flipbaord is very easy to use!

  36. https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2023/05/17/2023s-best-posts-from-this-blog-so-far/ I like this blog because it has been running since 2007 and still updates to this day. When I looked at the blog I found a lot of posts about integrating AI into the classroom and setting up expectations for chatGPT. I found those really interesting because AI has been something that I don’t like and am afraid of. Blogs like this are helpful because they make big daunting topics fit into your classroom and become less frightening.

  37. I started a Flipboard account. Some topics I followed were technology, news, and education. Setting it up was very easy. It allows you to sign up with a Google account, so that makes it a one-click process. I really like the layout and I am excited to explore it more.

  38. I created a Flipboard account and found it to be incredibly easy! I love it when sites allow me to log in through Google. I followed Mathematics, Education, and Education Technology. I chose fairly broad topics that relate directly to my current teaching role. As I figure out how I can best use Flipboard, I hope to narrow down my topics to meet specific interests. I appreciated the variety of resources shown, from casual articles about “girl math” and “boy math” to new discoveries regarding a quantum leap.

  39. I follow Jamie Sears, Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher. I have been subscribed to her content through email for years. She is the whole package. She has content, activities, tips and tricks for writing, reading, grammar, vocabulary, math, and every day/year school materials. She uses every social media platform to reach her followers. The reason I began following her in the first place was for her writing materials. In our district, we do not have a writing curriculum, nor do we have guidance when it comes to writing. It is basically a free for all, and that is hard for me, so I stumbled upon Jamie’s blog and resources, and I have been hooked ever since. All of her content is colorful, and uses cute fonts. I am attracted to worksheets that have eye appeal, because if I enjoy looking at them, maybe my students will too.


  40. https://freetech4teach.teachermade.com/ Was about ways to find free tech things you may need for your classroom. I like how on the right hand side it had archives, so I could go back and look at previous months. This month included free technology tools to tall abut Constitution Day. By following this blog, I will be able to find free technology tools without having to google search for it. I like how it is updated regularly. I plan to check this blog from time to time at least once a month to see what it is featuring for the month. It has great technology variety!

  41. I set up a Flipboard account, following the tutorial videos on this section of the class. I decided to set it up from my macbook, which was pretty user-friendly rather than doing it on my iPhone. As I’m still learning the process of connecting my flipboard account to my social media accounts, I decided to follow the following hashtags on flipboard: #technology #teacher #flippedclassroom

  42. One of the blogs I am reading is that of Geoges Couros: https://georgecouros.ca/blog/blog
    I find that this blog has a lot of resources on current topics such as reminders to consider for the start of the school year. It also talks about the operation and management of the classroom, there is an interesting text on ChatGPT. I think it is a platform rich in important information and tools, which I intend to explore.
    Also, I visit https://shakeuplearning.com/blog/ which has an interesting article on artificial intelligence. This blog also contains relevant tools that can be used in the classroom.
    I plan to continue reading more blogs to better understand them. But, my main objective is to manage to develop my own blog to be able to better share my ideas and also to develop unlimited collaborations.

  43. I downloaded Flipboard on my phone because if I do out of school research it will most likely happen on my phone. I followed primary education, special education, science, and mathematics (I think I followed more than that). I also used my personal email to set it up in case I ever move school districts. As I get to a point in my career where I am ready to switch things up, I might start following posts about administration or school counseling.

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