Blog, Blog, Blog!

I bet you’ve never read anything like this before…

There’s so much information in the world today, it’s very hard to determine what is good and what is not.

There are so many people in the blogosphere that claim to be experts in their given content, so you have to be good at telling the bad from the good and the good from the great!

We are in week three of developing our Personal Learning Network (PLN). This week we will show you how to pick the right blog(s) for you to read and give you a few good ones to begin with.

I’m also going to share with you my favorite app to organize the blogs I follow into one nice, neat, place.

What’s a blog?

A blog is a short piece of written content. People use blogs to provide information and to sell products. It’s usually written by individuals or companies and in normally written in conversational style. They are usually updated very quickly.

 

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Why should you read a blog?

Blogs should be read because they are fairly short reads and packed full of content. Blogs can be read pretty much anywhere:

  • In line
  • On your conference period
  • In department meetings (to discuss the content)
  • At home
  • On your computer
  • On your tablet or phone

Recommendations

Mr. Physical Education                                 Drowning in the Shallow

The P.E. Geek                                                 iPhys-Ed.com

The Physical Educator                                  PYP PE with Andy

Brilliant or Insane                                          Mel Hamada

PHYSEDAGOGY                                              PE4Learning

Move Live Learn                                            Physed Review

Mr. Metcalf PE                                               Fit2Be Smart

These are some of the best in the field of physical education. If you need help finding one in your area of content let me know! I’ll find a good one for you.

I encourage you take a look at all of these different blogs. There is so much to be learned by these educators who have been teaching for a long time and sharing for  a long time.

Don’t forget!

To keep up with these blogs it is very respectful to subscribe. Plus, if you subscribe you will be alerted to when the next blog is available by email.

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Also, a lot of bloggers give out extra incentives to subscribe and subscribers are also given extra content for being loyal. Bloggers may produce email or video courses, ebooks, and other downloadables for their subscribers.

Now I know you can’t subscribe to everyone and I don’t expect you to, but for your favorites I highly recommend it.

Keeping up

I do want to show you an incredible little app that I love to keep track of all of my blogs. It’s app that keeps them all in the same place and makes it incredibly easy to look for updates.

The app is called Feedly.

 

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Give it a try!

Lastly

I not only want to encourage you to read blogs, but I want to inspire you to write a blog. So many bloggers start out by blogging just for themselves as a way to reflect and share what they are doing in their classes.

Reflecting is a great thing that all teachers should be doing. I know most of us do reflect in our minds, but it’s much more powerful and life changing if you write it down and get feedback from your PLN.

I dare you to leave a comment. Tell me which blogs you read and tell me the link to your blog so I can subscribe to you.

If this inspired you to give reading blogs a chance feel free to share this post with someone else who could benefit!

 

Remember: Physical Education – Where Mind and Body Come Together!

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