This week we looked at RSS reader accounts. I signed up for Feedly and Inoreader to bring in different articles that will help expand my knowledge and help me share new ideas with my preservice teacher friends! I wish I would have known about these different apps previously but I am glad to be learning about them now that I can use in the next two years of my education.
On Feedly I followed different blogs to read and broke them into two categories – Edtech, Education, and Special Education. I chose Education Technology because society and schools are moving more to being paperless so it was a no brainer that I wanted to follow as many technology blogs I can to help expand my knowledge in technology and give me ideas that I can use in my Pre-Intern and my Internship. I chose Education as my second option because I think it is also useful to have nontechnology articles and I will be able to get different insights and ideas from these articles. Lastly, I chose special education because that is something I have always been passionate about and in the future, I hope to teach in a special education classroom or have an inclusive classroom with varying abilities so these articles will help me in the future. As well over the summer I am working with a young adult with Down Syndrome and a young child with Autism so these articles can help me create different activities I can use that will intrigue them to want to do different things.
On Inoreader I also have three different categories – news on Canada, education, and tech news. Similar to why I chose education and tech for Feedly apply to why I chose it for Inoreader. I want to expand my knowledge in education and technology so I feel ready for Pre-Intern and Internship. I chose news on Canada because I think it is also important to be aware of my surroundings and what is going on in the country I live so why not follow articles based on that! I will get to learn about things going on in Canada and I can use this category when I am teaching and we are learning about the news I can pull up these articles.