Keeping up to speed!
Post date: Aug 16, 2016 12:34:02 PM
A given in education today is how quickly things are being updated and even changed. One way to keep up to speed with new resources, technologies, developments and changes is to subscribe to some of the vast array of education and teaching related websites and/or mailing lists that are available. Mailing Lists are a powerful way to gain support and information from fellow teachers and to share issues and discussions, irrespective of geographical location.
Here are some of my own top picks:
INTO mailing lists
The INTO has mailing lists for Principals (email@example.com), Infant teachers (firstname.lastname@example.org), Montessori teachers (email@example.com), support teachers (firstname.lastname@example.org), teachers qualified outside the state (email@example.com), as well as general lists for discussing aspects of INTO policies or priorities (firstname.lastname@example.org), tips for teachers (email@example.com) and promoting the use of ICT in schools (DICTaT - firstname.lastname@example.org). I'm on the DICTaT list, Support Teachers list (which I'd recommedn even for class teachers) and the general Tips for Teachers list, and I find them really valuable.
To subscribe just follow the instructions on this link:
https://www.into.ie/ROI/MembersArea/MailingLists/ (NB: you must sign in with your INTO Membership number to access this page).
Or alternatively, send an email to your chosen mailing list (addresses given above) with "subscribe" as the subject.
You may also have certain favourite sites you visit and/or follow certain people, sites etc via their twitter or facebook accounts but, by signing up to the email newsletters, you never miss out on a blog, uploaded resources etc.
Some of my favourite ones are:
Seomra Ranga: http://www.seomraranga.com/
Miss Mernagh: https://missmernagh.com/ great for ideas for infants and the junior classes
Math Coach Corner: http://www.mathcoachscorner.com/
Questioning my Metacognition: https://gfletchy.com/
Beyond Traditional Math: https://beyondtraditionalmath.wordpress.com/
Class Tech Tips: http://classtechtips.com/
What other mailing lists or eNewsletters have you found useful? Send me an email to let me know and I'll add it to this list.