Google Reader and Diigo: find stuff… and find it again!
I posted the third thing I try to take to class — something new — prior to my APABAL session so I won't repeat it here.
As well as Google Reader, I also use Diigo [view video] to bookmark and organise things that I find that I might want to be able to find again (which is vital!). Although I don't get learners to actually use them, they are definitely two tools I can highly recommend and, personally, couldn't live without them.
If you're interested, you can "follow" my Diigo feed with Google Reader, and see what new things I've bookmarked.
A couple of other sites not mentioned at APABAL but which also provide new things that I take to class, and can highly recommend:
- National Geographic's Photo a Day page, which I have automatically open in a new tab every time I open my browser (and see this activity for class)
- The Guardian's You are the Ref page, particularly recommended if you teach teenage boys!
- Viral videos (everyone loves viral videos!)
- Lots more viral stuff (great to share with your learners as "thought you might enjoy this" stuff on blogs or an Edmodo group) from 22words.com