Having dutifully read a week’s worth of content in my RSS feeder, I’m afraid that my skepticism of the blogoshere seems warranted. When I weigh the value of what I’ve read against the time that it took to wade through it, it’s just not worth it. I spent hours searching through blogs trying to find one that resonated, and have found little that I would characterize as useful. Blogs with an individual author seem particularly prone to ramblings and narcissism. I’ve had the best luck with blogs focused on sharing websites and tools, since these seem much more practical in their focus. I particularly appreciate Instructify and Free Technology for Teachers. A couple of recent examples are a post from Instructify explaining how to view YouTube videos without all of the advertising and other clutter around it, and a link on Free Technology for Teachers to a claymation version of Plato’s allegory of the cave on YouTube. I’ve also added Ethics Newsline to my RSS feeder. This is a weekly online publication with brief posts about a wide variety of ethical issues in the news. For example, “A Physicians’ Group Says Medical Personnel Who Monitored Terrorist Interrogations Violated Ethics.” This and Nina Totenberg’s segments about Supreme Court cases from NPR provide content that I can use to enhance my Ethics class. Overall, I can see how useful an RSS feeder could be, but so much hinges on subscribing to the best content for your teaching. I’m hoping that I can narrow down my list and make it less daunting to follow, but I was discouraged to find so much that seemed so pointless.