Showing posts with label Subscription. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Subscription. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

How To Subscribe to New Blogs in Feedly

When Google announced that Google Reader will be closed on July 1 my recommendation to you was to give Feedly a try. Feedly is a great service for reading your favorite RSS feeds on your iPad, Android device, or in your web browser. Feedly will import all of your Google Reader subscriptions for you. If you want to subscribe to more blogs after the import is complete, follow the directions below. These directions work when you're using your web browser to read Feedly. (Click the images to view them full size).

Step 1: Sign into your Feedly account then click "add content" in the upper left corner.

Step 2: Search for a blog.

Step 3: Add the subscription to a category folder.

Friday, May 21, 2010

What I Read First or RSS Recommendations

Updated November 2010
Over the last few weeks I've been "tagged" by at least five people in "Who I'm Reading?" blog posts. Those folks who I know for sure tagged me are Kevin Jarrett, Kelly Hines, James Michie, Vanessa Cassie, and Michael Zimmer. In order to "pay it forward" so to speak, I though it was time that I share a list of the blogs written by educators that I go to first when I open my RSS reader. I am currently subscribed to 237 252 RSS feeds (down from roughly 300 earlier this year) in addition to the nearly more than 7000 people I follow on Twitter. So I obviously can't list everyone that contributes to my learning, but these people definitely stand out.

In no particular order here are the ten blogs written by educators that I go to first in my RSS reader:

iLearn Technology - Kelly Tenkely
Larry Ferlazzo
Welcome to NCS-Tech - Kevin Jarrett
David Warlick
Dangerously Irrelevant - Dr. Scott McLeod
AKA Riptide Furse - Fred Delventhal
Langwitches - Sylvia Tolisano
Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Wes Fryer
Teachers as Technology Trailblazers - Kristen Swanson
Teach Paperless - Shelly Blake-Plock

What do you read first? Who should I be reading that I'm not reading now?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Email Subscription Option

Over the last month many email subscribers to Free Technology for Teachers have been experiencing in frequent deliveries of email updates. This weekend I switched email delivery services from FeedBurner to FeedBlitz. If you're already subscribed to the email updates, you don't have to do anything unless you signed up in the last ten days. If you signed up for the email updates in the last ten days you will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription.

If you would like to subscribe to email updates from Free Technology for Teachers you can do so here.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Week in Review - Most Popular Items

By the time you read this I should be sitting in a boat on Kennebago Lake in pursuit of Brook Trout. It's important for all of us to take some time away from the computer every once in a while. I've seen people get burned-out on social media because they didn't "unplug" from the web often enough. That said, as you can see, I took some time to write a few posts before I left for my weekend of fishing.

Here are seven most popular posts of the last week:
1. Interesting Ways to Use Wallwisher in the Classroom
2. 10 Sources of Educational Science Games
3. Building a Video Collage With Wallwisher
4. Ning Ends Free Networks - Try These Alternatives
5. Close-up Aerial Views of Iceland's Erupting Volcano
6. How Windmills & Turbines Generate Electricity
7. Social Media & Education

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Quick Note for Email Subscribers

Some email subscribers to Free Technology for Teachers have been reporting infrequent message delivery. FeedBurner, the service the generates the email, has not reported any errors. That said, it does have occasional glitches. I've also had some people report emails are going to spam folders. If you've not been receiving updates lately, please check your spam folder.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Week in Review - Most Popular Items

Good morning from snowy Maine. You read that right, it's snowing on April 17th, such is life in Maine. The upside of an April snowstorm is that I have some extra time for crafting blog posts like this one.

This week Free Technology for Teachers reached a new high for subscriber count. This week Free Technology for Teachers surpassed 21,000 total subscribers via RSS and email. No matter how much that number grows, I'm still amazed that one guy (yes, it's just me writing) sitting on his couch or at his kitchen table can reach that many people. But, it hasn't happened without the help of all of you who have Tweeted, emailed, and shared links with other people. Thank you.

Here are the seven most popular items of the last week:
1. Google Docs Adds Very Useful New Features
2. Wolfram Alpha for Educators - Free Lesson Plans
3. Wiki Mind Map - Visual Webs of Wikipedia Entries
4. 8 Wonders of the Solar System - Interactive Tour
5. Social Web Counter - How Quickly the Web Expands
6. Ning Ends Free Networks - Try These Alternatives
7. Create a Story from Your Search History

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Week in Review - Most Popular Items

It's Saturday morning in Maine, the spring weather has finally arrived, but before I go outside and enjoy the nice weather I'll post this week's most popular posts.

Here are the seven most popular items of the last seven days:
1. Free 33 Page Guide - Google for Teachers
2. Free Royalty Free Music for Education
3. What 2 Learn - Create and Play Educational Games
4. Freeology - Free Printables for Teachers
5. Udemy - Free Platform for Teaching Course Online
6. JayCut Launches New Video Editing Platform
7. Virtual Field Trip Planning Kit

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Week in Review - New Page Views Record!

It's Saturday morning in Maine and time for another look back at the most popular posts of the week. This week Free Technology for Teachers reached a new high for page views in a month. Thank you to everyone that has helped make that possible by sharing links, following on Twitter, and being a fan on Facebook.

Here are the seven most popular items of the week:
1. Save the Date for a Webinar with Sir Ken Robinson
2. Mac for Beginners
3. Google Bookmarks Get Collaborative & How to do it
4. Webinar - Google Apps Lessons from the Classroom
5. Print Your Own Wall Size Poster
6. Free DVD - America, The Story of Us
7. That's Not Cool - Learn About Cyber Stalking

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Week in Review - Most Popular Items

It's Saturday morning in Maine and as I do every weekend I've compiled a list of the most popular items of the last week. The list is based on the clicks and views for each post.

Here are the seven most popular posts of the last week:
1. Using Maps in an Elementary School Math Lesson
2. TEDxNYED - A TED Event About Tech in Education
3. Big, Huge, Free US Presidents Timeline Poster
4. Jeopardy Labs: Make Your Own Online Jeopardy Game
5. A Classroom Back-channel Gone Wrong
6. NOVA on Hulu
7. Running for Office - A Political Cartoon Exhibit

As always, thank you to everyone that has shared this blog with your friends and colleagues. Because of you, this week we exceeded 2500 fans of Free Technology for Teachers on Facebook.

If you're new to Free Technology for Teachers, welcome, I'm glad you've found this blog. If you like what you see in the links above, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email.
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Week in Review - Most Popular Items

I have to start this week in review post by once again thanking everyone who guest posted earlier this week. It was great to read all of your posts and I was very happy to see all of the discussion that those posts generated. I encourage anyone that missed the guest posts to visit the archives for February 14, 15, 16, and 17.

Here are the seven most popular items of the last week:
1. Web 2.0 & Students With Disabilities
2. Weblist: Create a Visual Gallery of Your Collected Sites
3. EyePlorer - Visually Explore Wikipedia
4. Diigo Teacher Accounts
5. Free eBook - Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
6. Every Principal Needs a Blog!
7. Two Quick, Easy, and Free Drawing Tools

As always, thank you to everyone that has shared this blog with your friends and colleagues. Because of you, this week we exceeded 2100 fans of Free Technology for Teachers on Facebook.

If you're new to Free Technology for Teachers, welcome, I'm glad you've found this blog. If you like what you see in the links above, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email.
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Month in Review - January's Most Popular Items

At the end of every month I like to post a list of ten most popular items from that month. I do this for two reasons. First, it's an opportunity for people to catch up on resources that they might have missed during the course of the month. Second, as a blogger it gives me an opportunity to reflect on the type of posts that readers find most valuable.

Here are the ten most popular posts in the month of January:
1. Seven Places to Find Free eBooks
2. Google Earth Layer About the Earthquake in Haiti
3. Audio Owl - Hundreds of Free Audio Books
4. Creating Podcasts from Soup to Nuts
5. More than 2000 Free Mathematics Tutorials
6. Five Platforms for a Classroom Back-channel Chat
7. More Than 100 Editorial Cartoon Lesson Plans
8. Youblisher - Publish PDFs as Online Magazines
9. Two Lesser Known Google Docs Options
10. Prezi Announces New Free Education Licenses

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Week in Review - Most Popular Items

It's the first Friday of the new year. I hope this week-in-review finds everyone comfortably back into their "school routines" after the holiday break.

Here are the most popular items of the last seven days:
1. New Year's Resolution Generator
2. Five Platforms for a Classroom Back-channel Chat
3. The Importance of Proper Mathematics
4. Google SketchUp Education Uses and Tutorials
5. More than 2000 Free Mathematics Tutorials
6. Cacoo - Collaborative Diagram Creation
7. Want to Learn a Foreign Language? Free Lessons!

The list above is based on item clicks and views. If you ever miss the week in review post, you can always check out the Post Rank widget embedded in the right column of the blog. Post Rank displays the most popular blog entries at any given time. You can also search the most popular posts within the Post Rank widget.

If you're new to Free Technology for Teachers, welcome, I'm glad you've found this blog. If you like what you see in the links above, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email.
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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Month in Review - December's Most Popular Items

It's the last day of the month and, as I do every month, I've compiled a list of the ten most popular items from the past 30 days. Before you jump to the list, I want to say thank you to everyone that has subscribed to the blog, emailed me, Tweeted with me, joined the Facebook fan page, or connected with me in some form this year. I look forward to connecting with more of you in 2010. Happy New Year!

Here are the most popular items from the month of December 2009:
1. 15 TED Talks for Teachers to Watch Before 2010
2. iNudge - Experiment With Sounds
3. What Teachers Need to Know About Creative Commons
4. Five Ways to Build Your Own Educational Games
5. Google Teacher Academy for Administrators
6. 15 Tools to Help Students Get Organized
7. Holiday Edition: Twelve Essentials for Technology Integration
8. Student Conversation Starter
9. 25 More Educational Games and Game Builders
10. Fresh Ideas for Fun Student Projects

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Week in Review - The Edublog Awards

I have to start this week's week-in-review post by once again saying thank you to everyone that nominated and voted for Free Technology for Teachers in the 2009 Edublog Awards. This week Free Technology for Teachers also reached a new high for subscribers as the 15,000th subscriber signed-up this week. The Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page is also growing quickly. Thank you to everyone that has subscribed, shared links, and told your colleagues about Free Technology for Teachers. Without all of you, Free Technology for Teachers would not be what it is today.

As I do every week, I've compiled a list of the most popular items of the last week.

Here are the seven most popular items of the last week:
1. Fresh Ideas for Fun Student Projects
2. Thousands of Free Books
3. Google Living Stories
4. Embedding Books Into Your Blogger Blog or Google Site
5. Being Smart Online, A Video Series
6. 25 More Educational Games and Game Builders
7. The Classroom Blogging Process

The list above is based on item clicks and views. If you ever miss the week in review post, you can always check out the Post Rank widget embedded in the right column of the blog. Post Rank displays the most popular blog entries at any given time. You can also search the most popular posts within the Post Rank widget.

If you're new to Free Technology for Teachers, welcome, I'm glad you've found this blog. If you like what you see in the links above, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email.
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Friday, December 4, 2009

Week In Review - The Most Popular Items

It's Friday evening in Maine (not nearly as cold as it should be) and time for another Free Technology for Teachers week in review. As I do every week, I'd like to welcome all of the new subscribers and say thank you to everyone that has helped Free Technology for Teachers reach a wider audience. Also as I do every week, I've compiled a list of the most popular items of the last week.

Here are the seven most popular items of the last week:
1. Six Easy Ways for Students to Create Videos Online
2. Video - What Kids Learn When They With Digital Media
3. The Teacher Chronicles - Web of Web 2.0 for Schools
4. Most Teachers Have or Will Download YouTube Videos (please note, I've closed comments for this post).
5. 3 Great Common Craft-style Videos Made by Kids
6. K12 Online Conference Starts Monday
7. European Virtual Museum - 3D, Interactive Artifacts

The list above is based on item clicks and views. If you ever miss the week in review post, you can always check out the Post Rank widget embedded in the right column of the blog. Post Rank displays the most popular blog entries at any given time.

If you're new to Free Technology for Teachers, welcome, I'm glad you've found this blog. If you like what you see in the links above, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email.
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Week in Review - Blog Birthday #2!

It's hard for me to believe, but today is the second anniversary of Free Technology for Teachers. Without much of a clue as to what I was doing, I started this blog two years ago today. Two years later I've written nearly 2500 posts.

Here's a look back at some statistics made possible by all of you who read, subscribe to, and Tweet about Free Technology for Teachers.

Two years ago: no subscribers, no page views.
18 Months ago: 200 subscribers, 10,000 page views/ month.
12 Months ago: 1500 subscribers, 30,000 page views/month.
6 Months ago: 8500 subscribers, 80,000 page views/ month.
Today: 14,000+ subscribers, 120,000 page views/ month.

Here are the seven most popular items of the last week:
1. 12 Ways for Students to Publish Slideshows Online
2. Weekend Workshop - Make a Wiimote Whiteboard
3. Memoov Looks Promising for Digital Storytelling
4. Buying a Netbook or Laptop on Black Friday?
5. New Moon on Shmoop
6. Where Does Thanksgiving Grow?
7. Earth Pulse 2010 - Vital Statistics Interactive Map

The list above is based on item clicks and views. If you ever miss the week in review post, you can always check out the Post Rank widget embedded in the right column of the blog. Post Rank displays the most popular blog entries at any given time.

If you're new to Free Technology for Teachers, welcome, I'm glad you've found this blog. If you like what you see in the links above, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email.
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Image Credit: Flickr user Ritchielee

Friday, November 20, 2009

Week In Review - The Most Popular Items

Last week when I wrote the Week in Review post I said that I was looking forward to watching the Celtics beat the Hawks. The Celtics are playing again tonight, but I'm not making any predictions for fear of jinxing them again.

As I do each Friday, I've compiled a list of seven most popular items of the last week. If you've been busy and not able to keep up with your RSS reader or email, the week in review provides a good chance to catch up on the posts that were most popular with other readers.

Here are the seven most popular items in the last seven days:
1. 6 Ways for Students To Publish Their Writing Online
2. Ten Trends to Affect Teaching in the Future (And Now)
3. Five Places to Find Thanksgiving Lessons & Activities
4. Toobla - Share Visual Bookmarks Anywhere
5. Webinar with Common Craft - Libraries & Online Videos
6. Copyright Watch - Listing of Global Copyright Laws
7. Palm Breeze Cafe Presents Website Smack Down

The list above is based on item clicks and views. If you ever miss the week in review post, you can always check out the Post Rank widget embedded in the right column of the blog. Post Rank displays the most popular blog entries at any given time.

If you're new to Free Technology for Teachers, welcome, I'm glad you've found this blog. If you like what you see in the links above, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email.
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Changes to Free Technology for Teachers

If you normally read Free Technology for Teachers in your favorite RSS reader, you may not have noticed that I have made some changes to the blog's layout. I changed the layout for a couple of reasons. First, I wanted to highlight the two free ebooklets that I offer (I have plans for two more of these before the end of the year). Second, I wanted to clean-up the way the blog looked.

Here's the list of changes:
1. I have consolidated the links to resources that used to appear on the left side of the blog. These now appear as lists under the heading "Favorite Resources Lists."
2. I've added a contact form under the "About Me Section."
3. The search box is now larger and easier to use (hopefully).
4. The subscription options are easier to locate.
5. A lighter background to provide better contrast and easier reading (hopefully).

Still to come:
1. Wibiya toolbar.
2. Consolidated collection of all of my slide presentations.

If you have suggestions for making the look of Free Technology for Teachers better, please feel free to contact me.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Week In Review - The Most Popular Items

It's Friday and that means it's time for another Free Technology for Teachers week in review. As I do each Friday, I've compiled a list of seven most popular items of the last week. If you've been busy and not able to keep up with your RSS reader or email, the week in review provides a good chance to catch up on the posts that were most popular with other readers.

Here are the seven most popular items of the last seven days:
1. 9 Resources for Website Evaluation Lessons
2. 20 Interesting Ways to Use Audio In Your Classroom
3. Daylight Saving Time Explained
4. The Web Runs on Kindness
5. For Music Teachers - The Euphonium Gets a New Voice
6. Shape Poems - Poem Template from RWT
7. Cool Food Kidz Teaches Kids About Diet & Fitness

The list above is based on item clicks and views. If you ever miss the week in review post, you can always check out the Post Rank widget embedded in the right column of the blog. Post Rank displays the most popular blog entries at any given time.

If you're new to Free Technology for Teachers, welcome, I'm glad you've found this blog. If you like what you see in the links above, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email.
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