Google reader Alee Delossantos Patrick Cayabyab Precious-KhalaniGooden Alexis Canares
What does the tool do?
Google reader lets you subscribe to your favorite website
Posts the new updates for your subscribed websites
Google reader lets you view what you have read and unread
All the unread items are bolded, and all the items that are read are highlighted in blue
To find Google reader go to Google and type in Google reader
Features Click on the title so it can take you to its original website Star the article to keep it in the starred articles section Email interesting articles to friends while reading the article Keep the article unread, if the article is open Share the article and add notes
Why Use This Tool
Keep all the research articles together.
Organize all the website or blogs together that individuals use
It is more convenient because it keeps all the websites together
Email any articles to teachers or classmates
Share information with individuals in a group for a project
Star an article if it has any important information on an article
Google Reader Users Students would use this site to communicate with other class mates and share documents with each other Teachers/Professors would use this site to share important information with their students or give them websites to use for class Anyone else can use this site to communicate with one another and email interesting things
What surprised you about this tool? What surprised me the most about Google reader the most is in the settings you can set which language you would prefer to read in. If you want to keep looking at a page and subscribe it just add it to the bookmarks section and it will be automatically sent to Google reader. You could also look at your 2000 most recent items when you are offline, just install Google Gears to your computer. You could also add subscriptions and blogs to many different sites like Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter. And if you can’t find your site you can add it manually (found in settings under Send to)
How could you use this tool in and out of the classroom? You mostly can use this tool at home, unless your teacher recommends that you subscribe to a daily blog. It is good if you stay on the computer and visit a lot of sites and forget what they were about, and if you really like them you can subscribe.
Is it strictly web-based? strictly web-based no need to install any software use it anywhere & can be accessed with different computers just sign in to your account can also be accessed with iPhone, Blackberry, phone with mobile webs go to google.com/reader/i
Easy to set up account? very easy to set up an account (can use Gmail account if already have one) google.com/reader create account email address/ password location word verification I accept. create my account.
Different account levels? no account levels everything is completely free
Can the tool be used for academic purposes? can be used for academic purposes ex: subscribe to Time Magazine for research news or any favorite site
From a user’s perspective, do you think this tool could be improved? How? More organization. More help and tutorials. More appealing to users.
Would you use this tool or recommend that others use it? Why or why not? Highly reccomend it. Useful for those who really like to keep up with sports, etc. Helpful in keeping different categories organized. Really accessible. No other tool around.