Thursday, July 23, 2009
I finally worked out what an RSS feeder was - 'Really simple Syndication'. Basically it helps us keep up with new information that is happening on the web, and let's face it there is a lot going on.
One way of dealing with all this as I have just discovered is the use of Google reader :) So from what I can gather is that, instead of using all my time to look at sites individually to see if they have any new postings that interest me, I can subscribe which links these sites and my Google Reader account. I can then access and read all these new postings from one page. It also allows me to mark or tag which ones I have read, highlight others which I have found interesting and email to other connections I have. As this was my first encounter with Google Reader I found it to be user friendly and if you have experience with email accounts I found this application very similar.
I have been thinking of a way I would use this in the classroom and as I am currently teaching Prep I find this difficult. One way I thought of (maybe not for Prep) would be to use this as a tool for monitoring my students' blog posts. I am not aware of any other tools that you would you for this ? I am sure there are a bundle of them out there, I am just not aware. Can anyone tell me?
You can access Google reader by pasting the following link in your browser
Till next time 'Blog it'
Posted by Melody Madin at 4:08 AM