So setting up my Feedly was much more difficult than I thought and I became more frustrated than I would like to admit. Once I got it going I was quite happy about how it worked and I think it will be a website where I will be able to find a number of different resources and tools for me to use both now and in the future.
Initially, my process for choosing what I wanted to follow was very random and based solely on how quickly I figured it out. As I progressed I was able to be much more selective with who and what I was following and went back in after and unfollowed a number of ones that weren’t so good. It is 2018 and I need to keep a good follower to follow ratio.
My favourite source that I follow is TED Education. I have always been a fan of TED Talks as I think they can be a really engaging way for us to have a very brief introduction to a topic, and then depending on how much we like what we are seeing we are often able to find more on the topic very easily. I was able to use some TED videos during my internship a number of times. I found that students really like hearing another voice talking to them every once in a while. As much as an ego hit this was, if the students are engaged in the lesson then I consider it a win.
I was really worried earlier in the semester when I found out how often we were expected to tweet. I had no clue where I was going to find enough content for me to tweet that often. So now that I have my Feedly set up I am at ease with finding enough content. But as you can see from the above video I am feeling much more comfortable with Feedly and Twitter. Almost as if I can fly!