Google Reader

Using Google Reader to Manage the Madness of Information Overload

By on March 7th, 2013

RSSWith technologies always changing, case studies evolving, and pilot programs testing the waters, it’s almost impossible to read about everything in the field of education while you’re surviving real life. If you aren’t using an RSS aggregator to help manage the blogs and forums where cutting-edge information is shared, give Google Reader a try.  It’s not new by any stretch, but it’s is a must-have for any educator trying to keep up.

What it is:

Basically, an RSS—that can stand for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary—aggregator watches websites for new info and shares the title and the first line to give you an idea of what the post is about.  You can subscribe to blogs, usually by clicking an RSS icon like the orange one pictured, and add it to your Google Reader list.  Continue reading