One tool I will use this year to keep me in the loop with news outside of my classroom is Nuzzel.
Nuzzel takes news being shared the most on your social media sites (Facebook and/or twitter) and sends you an email of the most shared stories. I linked my account to twitter, where I follow mainly educators from around the country. Each day I receive an email from Nuzzel compiling what these respected leaders are sharing. It even tells me who shared the articles and how many times the articles where shared with those I follow. When time is limited, this helps me weed out other twitter stories and focus on those that people have already deemed important.
I’ve already found this great literacy blog through Nuzzel: Blogging Through The Fourth Dimension.
I learned about Nuzzel here from Jonathan Wylie.