The other day we were working and looking at different ways to bookmark and save resources on the iPad. We listed off a number of online tools-Symbaloo, Diigo, eduTecher Backpack, Pinterest, and Pocket. Then we decided to look at the bookmarking options in Safari. Someone in our group asked, "What do the glasses do?" None of us knew! We had never clicked on the glasses before! Have you? I encourage you to get on Safari and try it out! When you click on the glasses, you can add a website to a reading list. Simple, easy, read it later type of list.
I am practical person and try to think of applications for cool "techy" tools. So how would I use the Reading List? Many times when I am waiting for kids after a practice, I jump on Twitter. I find a great link, but I don't have the time to read it. Typically I would email the link to myself, but now I can quickly add it to my Reading List. In the classroom, students could keep a reading list of resources as they research a topic. This would make citation really easy. Once the project is complete, they can mark the resources as read, clean out the list, and get ready for their next project!
Such a simple thing-I am still deciding if this is an Ah ha or an Ah duh :)
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