Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BP1_Google Reader

Day 2 working on assignments for the EMDTC program.  If one is unfamiliar with Google Reader, (case in point - here!), it may seem daunting at first, but it can really make one's life a lot easier.   One simply has to search out a topic of interest, such as "Technology in Education", and a world of information becomes available online.  The challenge now is to filter through the information and hone in on what is relevant.  Google Reader makes receiving RSS feeds quite easy.  After googling the topic and clicking the RSS feed button, (shown below),
(indicates RSS FEED capability)
Figure 1:  Creative Commons image

the screen that opens contains articles of interest.  Now it is just a matter of copying the URL and pasting it into Google Reader.  Below is a screen capture illustrating the location on the Google Reader indicating "Add a subscription" (as seen below).

When clicked, a pull down menu opens, and the URL copied is easily pasted.  Clicking "Add" ensures that your RSS feeds begin coming.  
An example of a site that contains an RSS feed is the Educause site.  In their own words, Educause is:
"A nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology." (

Educause. (1999-2010). What is educause? The Educause site contains scholarly information referencing educational advances using technology.  Retrieved September 1, 2010 from


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