I am at a workshop for LearnNC on blogging and RSS. While most of what we are learning I already know, I find that I have yet to attend a session like this one where I do not learn something new. Today I learned about a new RSS aggregator, Google Reader. While I have been a die hard NetVibes fan, Google Reader has some really cool features that I think make it an exciting tool for teachers.
- You can STAR blog articles that are particularly meaningful and then choose to view only the articles you have starred. Wow – how many times have I read an article and want to go back to it a week or month later and have trouble finding it because the blog has been updated so many times since I read it last!
- You can choose to SHARE articles. A link is created that can be emailed or posted on a teacher’s web page to blog articles that are relevant to a class. I LOVE THIS FEATURE!!! Google Reader will also generate script for you to actually post clips of these articles.