Thursday, October 6, 2016

Use Feedly & Google Keep to Keep Track of Your Favorite Blogs

A few months ago Evernote made changes to their free plan that essentially made it worthless. At that time I completely switched all of my bookmarking and mobile note-taking activities to Google Keep. It has been a few months now and I can honestly say that I don't miss Evernote one bit.

The primary way that I use Google Keep is to bookmark things that I find while reading through my favorite blogs in Feedly. Feedly is the RSS reader that I have used since Google shuttered Google Reader. In the videos embedded below I demonstrate how to use Feedly and Google Keep together. The first video is a demonstration of using the two tools on my desktop. The second video is a demonstration on my Android phone.

Applications for Education
Feedly provides a great way to keep up with your favorite blogs about education. It also provides a good way for students to track topics that they are researching. One way that students can do this is by creating a Google Alert then subscribing to that Alert in Feedly. Of course, they can also just follow a some blogs about the same topic in Feedly.