Sunday, December 7, 2008

RSS Feeds for Educators: Growing Your Own Personal Learning Network (Feedback)

We (participants at TIES session on Sunday) have spent the past 2 1/2 hours exploring elements of a personal learning network. I ask that you take a moment to reflect on this session by posting a comment to this blog post. I am interested in what you think regarding any topic brought up during our time together today. I am also interested in which tools and/or services you think you will find most useful. What went well and what didn't go so well.




Charlie said...

I am interested in exploring the Web 2.0 concept further and how it might apply to my teaching and learning. I will be using Google Reader,Delicious, Blogger and Wikispaces. Thanks for your presentation.

Wendy said...

I learned about what it takes to start using RSS feeds and more. I will expand my igoogle/igoogle reader account as soon as I can find the time.

Mary said...

Thank you, Carl, for your presentation. You have given me several tools to think about using in setting up a personal learning network. I am pursuing something that will be useful in our staff development PLCs. I like the idea of a personal learning network and will take some time to think about what I have learned and how to integrate it into our staff development.

Andrew B. Watt said...

For my digital learning network, I use, delicious (user ABWatt), and abwatt.wikispaces,com. I also use Google Reader, although I don't like it as much as actually visiting a website, for some reason.

I also run a podcast on ancient Greece (and eventually Rome and other regions before 500AD), called the Ancient History Podcast, which is available through iTunes and by following (the admittedly difficult-to-find) links at

I also keep my blog at

Do other schools have Conflict of Interest policies, and are teachers asked to sign them? I'm getting one from my school this week, and I'm not sure what to expect.

Carl Anderson said...

@Andrew B. Watt

I am not quite sure what you mean by a conflict of interest form unless you work for a private or charter school. I work part-time for an online charter school and I did have to sign a conflict of interest form there. The form only states that I cannot work for another online education provider for the duration of my employment with that school or for two years after my departure.