Fast-forward two or so years later, and here I am, back on Feedly, as part of a course assignment. And I have to say, I like what I see.
|On the right side of the screen, you can find "Related Feeds" and "Related |
Collections." I've found these only in Magazine View
Some of the features are very similar to what I remember from when I first used the program: easy account creation using Google or Facebook logins; the ability to organize feeds into collections around broad topics; and the no-frills organization of articles by feed. There are some cool new features, too, like the ability to view related feeds and public collections in magazine view, allowing you to broaden your reading horizons and learn about new blogs without necessarily needing to go hunting for them (or the RSS feed URL). Speaking of, I'm also enjoying the fact that we can access other users' collections and troll for new feeds and people to learn from; a twist on the social bookmarking that websites like Digg and Del.icio.us introduced as to (though, it looks like creating your own shared collections, along with other features, require a paid subscription). Integration with Twitter and Facebook is a plus, as is the ability to view articles (with less formatting and fewer distractions) directly in the Feedly window, similar to another service I use, Pocket. The Feedly Chrome App is handy, too; it allows you to add a feed to your collection directly from the website, instead of having to hunt for the feed URL. From what I've seen, Feedly has made tremendous strides in succeeding Google Reader as a modern, integrated, social RSS reader.
Well, since I'm here, and I'm writing this for a homework assignment, here is a list of RSS Feeds that I added to my Feedly account, organized by collection.
3D Printing and Design
- Wesley A. Fryer - Moving at the Speed of Creativity
- Wicked Decent Learning - Dan Ryder, Jeff Bailey, Matt Drewette-Card, and Audrey O'Clair
- iTeach with iPads - Kristi Meeuwse
- Leading with Technology - Mauri DuFour
- Mister C's Teaching with Technology - Billy Corcoran
- Anybody Can Learn - A blog from Code.org (Yes, feeds can be organized into multiple categories!)
- Getting Smart
- Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - EdTechTeam
- Free Technology for Teachers - Richard Byrne
- Google for Education
- Graphite Blog - Common Sense Education
- THE Journal
- TinkerCAD 3D Design Blog
- Comfortably 2.0 - Craig Badura