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The power of the crowd: Online communities that help save you time

In the last couple of weeks I have been rather snowed under. So, it was wonderful to receive a couple of recommendations from John S. Oliver (thanks as always, John), who suggested I checked out the eMINTS National Center, and their associated blog, Networked Teaching & Learning. Browsing the blog, I was pleased to come across this gem that helps address some of those 'time' challenges we all face - Hooked on Edudemic.

In the post Amy Blades reflects that

Recently I discovered a resource called Edudemic. It started out as a search for educational apps for my iPad, which lead to my discovery of their website. Instantly I was hooked! As I browsed their list of featured stories, I found myself wanting to read them all. The headlines ranged from ways to use social media in your classroom to information about other countries using technology. I am ashamed to admit it, but I hardly find myself reading the news as much as I read my email. When I discovered that Edudemic would send me an e-newsletter with their daily digest, I just had to subscribe. Now when I am checking my email I am able to scan through their newsletter and read the articles that instantly catch my eye. Plus once it makes its way to my inbox, I can read them at my leisure (source).

She then goes on to explain that Edudemic is “a global community designed to keep educators, administrators, and everyone up to date on what is happening in the world of education and technology. It pulls from more than 100 different online educational resources to inform and connect the world of technology and education” (About Edudemic), and provides detailed instructions (including screen shots) about how to sign up.

Well worth having a look at, and I'd recommend having a good look at the other useful, informative blog posts on the site.

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Comment by Paul Keown on February 15, 2017 at 17:34

Thanks for this Hazel and John. I have signed up for their daily news drop!

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