I've just completed the requirements for Tool #2. I like Google Reader and have subscribed to a number of blogs that I would love to find time to keep up with; maybe this will help. One of my favorite places to go to read about education is The New York Times. I've included the link below, it always has a lot of great information and ideas. Sometimes I love what they have to say and sometimes it's really upsetting! Good stuff that gets you thinking either way.
New York Times Education News
I am still up in the air on how I feel about posting comments online. It's a little strange to put yourself out there in a world where what you post is all others will know about you. In conversations with your colleagues, you have plenty of other experiences and interactions for them to form their opinions about you - posting comments is a bit more of a one shot deal. It is important to take the time to think about what you want to say and the best way to say it! Hmmmmm, my mother would tell me I should do that before I speak, too!