Another Tool in Your Personal Learning Network: Shared Items via Google Reader
We all know that we can use Google Reader to keep up with our favorite blogs and RSS feeds from various sources, but did you know that you can share items with others via Google Reader? Not only can you create a public page for sharing your favorite items that come your way in your Google Reader account, but friends and followers can also subscribe to the RSS feed for your “Shared Items” page to keep up with articles or items you mark as shared in Google Reader! As you browse and read items in Google Reader, you will discover a “share” icon at the end of each post/item–simply click on “share” to add those items to your “shared” public page for others to enjoy. I discovered this wonderful personal learning network tool via Kim Cofino, a 21st century learning specialist who is an invaluable part of my PLN. For more details on how to create your public page and on how to share items, check out this help page from Google Reader Labs.
Feel free to follow and grab the RSS feed for my shared items page!