RSS K12!

As a I often get asked how I manage to stay on top of the latest trends in teaching and am able to keep in contact with so many thought leaders in education. My secret: subscribe to as many teacher blogs as possible. I call this list my “RSS K12!”

Instead of checking each one of these blogs every day, you can simply open an RSS reader (or, for the advanced, use a Zapier automation to email new blog posts to yourself).

RSS K12! – My Current List

Here’s the list, in no particular order (They’re all great in their own individual ways). You’re probably already reading these blogs, I’m listing their RSS feeds so you can follow them the easy way.

Kathy Schrock

kathyschrock.net (RSS K12)

Kathy is one of the very first Educational Technologists on the web. She started in the mid-90s during the PC revolution and has demonstrated tremendous staying power, remaining just relevant today as she was back then. Kathy is so in-tune with the whole RSS thing that she has a page on her site dedicated to her feeds.
Blog: http://blog.kathyschrock.net/

RSS feeds available at: http://www.schrockguide.net/feeds.html

My Pick: Kathy Schrock’s Guide to the SAMR Model

Shake Up Learning (Kasey Bell)

Shake Up Learning (RSS K12)

One of the leading EdTech blogs, Shake Up Learning needs no introduction from me. They heavily blog about Google and GaFE and is a perfect blog to follow if you’re serious about getting Google certifications. Check out their free Google Cheat Sheets eBook.

Blog: http://www.shakeuplearning.com/BLOG

RSS: http://www.shakeuplearning.com/www.shakeuplearning.com/feed

My Pick: 100+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students

Ms Cassidy

Ms. Cassidy's Classroom Blog (RSS K12)

Blogging from Saskatchewan, Canada, Ms Cassidy’s classroom blog is an excellent example of how digital citizenship can be integrated into student learning from an early age. It’s a grade one class who I’d call native digital citizens. I love Ms Cassidy’s blog because she has the most inclusive use of blogging by linking to each one of her students’ blogs on her page.

Blog: http://mscassidysclass.edublogs.org/
RSS: http://mscassidysclass.edublogs.org/feed/

My Pick: My students have lots of wonders from the 100th day at school.

Sylvia Duckworth

Syvlia Duckworth (RSS K12)

You should REALLY check Sylvia Duckworth’s sketchnotes.

Blog: https://sylviaduckworth.com/
RSS: https://sylviaduckworth.com/feed/

My Pick: 10 Growth Mindset Statements

 

Brian Aspinall

Speaking of sketchnotes.

Brian Aspinall Education Blogger (RSS K12)

Blog: http://brianaspinall.com/

RSS: http://brianaspinall.com/feed/

My Pick: 10 Reasons to Teach Coding – Sketchnote

 

Dr. Courtney Teague

Dr Courtney Teague (RSS K12)

Dr. Teague is an edupreneur based in Georgia. Her blog covers not just EdTech but business topics such as branding and inspiration. It’s a great blog for anyone looking to become a full time educational consultant.

Blog: http://techtechteach.com/
RSS: http://techtechteach.com/feed/

My Pick: How to become an educational consultant in 7 easy steps.

Craig Kemp

Mr Kemp #WhatIsSchool (RSS K12)

A New Zealander, based in Singapore. Craig navigates timezones like a pro when he runs his #whatisschool hashtag chat with globally connected educators everywhere.

Blog: http://mrkempnz.com/

RSS: http://mrkempnz.com/feed

My pick: 5 skills students need to be contributing global citizens.

 

Rockstar Math Teacher

Rockstar Math Teacher Blog (RSS K12)
Blog: http://rockstarmathteacher.blogspot.com

RSS: http://rockstarmathteacher.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

My Pick: Linear Relationships And The Slope Through Two Points

 

Dr. Monica Burns – Class Tech Tips

EdTech Blog Roundup (RSS K12)

A regular blogger for the larger EdTech sites (such as Edutopia) and The Huffington Post, Dr. Burns has defined herself as an expert on 1:1 technology in K12 classrooms.

Blog: http://classtechtips.com/
RSS: http://classtechtips.com/feed/

My Pick: Harnessing the Power of YouTube in the Classroom

Top Dog Teaching

Top Dog Teaching (RSS K12)

Blog: http://www.topdogteaching.com/
RSS: https://www.blogger.com/feeds/4257732709152575999/posts/default

My Pick: Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

 

The @DavidGeurin Blog

David Geurin (RSS K12)

Blog: http://www.davidgeurin.com/

RSS: http://www.davidgeurin.com/feeds/posts/default

My Pick: 10 Ways Teacher Leadership Drives Change

 

Caitlin Tucker

Catlin-Tucker (RSS K12)

Based in Sonoma County, California, Caitlin Tucker is an expert on blended learning and a bestselling author that was named teacher of the year in 2010. Check out Caitlin’s book “Blended Learning in Grades 4-12”

Blog: http://catlintucker.com/
RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/catlintucker

My Pick: Conversations instead of Grades

Mark Anderson (aka The ICT Evangelist)

Mark Anderson ICT Evangelist (RSS K12)

One of the leading digital learning coaches in the UK, and winner of many awards, Mark provides EdTech tips and free EdTech resources. I like Mark’s blog because he covers hints and tips that are useful, not just to teachers, but anyone in the field of EdTech and other digital technologies.

Blog: https://ictevangelist.com/
RSS: https://ictevangelist.com/feed/

My Pick: The Periodic Table of iPad Apps

Blended Learning Teachers

Blended Learning Teachers (RSS K12)
As in the title, a blog made by teachers that are implementing blended learning in their classrooms.

Blog: http://blcteachers.edublogs.org/

RSS: http://blcteachers.edublogs.org/feed/

My Pick: Blended Learning Takes Time

Faculty Focus

Faculty Focus (RSS K12)

Blog: http://www.facultyfocus.com/

RSS: http://www.facultyfocus.com/feed/

My Pick: Tips for Writing Good Multiple-Choice Questions

 

BYOT Network (Dr. Tim Clark)

BYOT Network (RSS K12)

Covering Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), provides excellently researched blog posts on how to make the most out of BYOT/BYOD environments in schools. Dr. Clark also hosts the #byotchat hashtag chat on twitter.

Blog: https://byotnetwork.com/
RSS: https://byotnetwork.com/feed/

My Pick: 5 Ways Tech Can Distract From Learning and How to Overcome the Challenges

 

Learning is Messy (Brian Crosby)

Learning is Messy (RSS K12)

The Learning is Messy blog covers the hardware side of STEM meaning it keeps up to date on the classroom application of robotics, drone programming and other topics.

Blog: http://www.learningismessy.com/

RSS: http://www.learningismessy.com/feed/

My Pick: The Dilworth Middle School Drone Pilots

EFL Classroom 2.0

EFL 2.0 Teacher Talk (RSS K12)

Blog: http://ddeubel.edublogs.org/

RSS: http://ddeubel.edublogs.org/feed/

My Pick: Teaching Writing – Activities and Ideas

 

Vicki Davis – The Cool Cat Teacher

Cool Cat Teacher Blog (RSS K12)

A blog that’s been active and consistent since 2005. Vicki has also authored two technology guidebooks for teachers.Check out Vicki’s podcast “Every Classroom Matters” too: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/ecm

Blog: http://www.coolcatteacher.com
RSS: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/feed/

My Pick: How to Triumph Amidst the Struggle to Teach

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (RSS K12)

A must follow for anyone in the field. This is the most comprehensive EdTech blog and posts often on trending topics in the field.

Blog: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/

RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/FreeMobileTechnologyForTeacher

My Pick: 20 Charts to Help You Teach Closed Reading

 

 

There you are, that’s the list I like to call my “RSS K12.” If you want to be included in my “RSS K12” list please contact me at the usual place (either @mark_spiral or @spiraleducation on twitter).

I’m going to keep updating this post as I find more interesting feeds to follow. If you have any RSS feeds for K12, let me know! I’m always wanting to learn more.

Mark – for Spiral.

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