So here's a super short list of really awesome ways that I try to stay in the loop, on my subject area of expertise, while still experiencing life.
- Feedly: This is an awesome app/website which is available on almost all platforms. My wife introduced it to me a few years ago. It's basically world domination at your fingertips. It's an RSS feed reader with an easy to read format. You have the ability to create collections, and access them in a minimalist and clean fashion. My collections range from archaeology & medieval manuscripts (c'mon y'know they're a good read) to modern art & zen habits (for perspective) and woodworking. Smack this beast onto a tablet or mobile device and the world is yours. I can't tell you how many awesome and interesting things.
- Friend of (insert UC) Library Card: Did you know that In CA if you are a teacher, You can get a library card to your local UC. Costs zero Dollars and you now have access to really awesome books! I use this to find textbooks & related resources that might be more suited for the level of my kids or of more interest to them, and bring me one step closer to my Goodreads goal.
- Youtube: If time permits I also check out several youtube channels and podcasts. If you are an educator, I'm sure you're familiar w/ ted talks (its all the rage) , but did you know that Yale offers courses online and so do many other ivy league colleges, cant go wrong with free college courses.
See, I said it was short. But hopefully this helps. So, what do you use to stay in the loop? leave your favorite tools/blogs etc. in the comments section below.