Over an hour later, and the first ‘revised’ blog has been edited. *Side note – ‘edited’ blogs will now have a new title along with (The blog post formerly known as ‘old blog title’)* I feel that I’ve added some great things to it, but somehow feel that I may have still missed the ‘essence’ of the tool that I’m supposed to be exploring (in this case Google Reader). I suppose I’m struggling with this because Google Reader is basically a mass centre of information, and once I find some information that interests me, I begin to focus on THAT information, rather than on Google Reader and what it can do for me. I wonder if I can find some articles or blogs on Google Reader about Google Reader! ~Please see bottom of post for findings!~ Google Reader does make it easier for me to LEARN as a teacher or teacher librarian, as it helps me very easily find relevant information. Wow, little bit of an epiphany right at this moment – Google Reader itself isn’t going to teach me things per-say, but the things that I find on there can teach me things….
So far Google Reader has yet to teach me anything on a ‘personal’ level – I feel that I don’t have much of a life lately, so anything ‘personal’ or that would be of interest to me on a personal or ‘hobby’ level has been put on hold right now while I concentrate on my school (or professional) life. I would like to be able to add many additional feeds to follow, including ones about yoga, Wheaten Terriers (my puppy), DIY home renos, cooking, etc, but I KNOW if I add any of those things at the moment, I will spend more time looking at (and ‘wasting’ time with) those so I refrain at the moment.
~I thought I should see if I could find some things about Google Reader ON Google Reader and the people I was subscribed to, and here are some of the things I found!~
- Personal Learning Networks
- Don’t like the new Google Reader?
- How to get the most out of Google Reader
- Understand RSS and make the web work for you
- Google Reader goes ninja (my personal favourite!)
- A great RSS reader