Tuesday, July 10, 2007

FURL accounts

Today I learned to create a furl account. At first I was confused as to why a furl account was necessary when I have favorites on my Internet connection account. I learned that I would be able to see these favorites on any computer with furl. I can also make a comment about an article that others could view. This gives me an additional tool to share articles and ideas with others. I am thinking of using it with a group I belong to that raises awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome. I am trying to learn how a group could use this tool to alert folks about new articles. Maybe I'll know the way to do this later today.
More information, for the SBS group we could all share one account with a shared password. We could subscribe to it on bloglines and then know if there are new postings. We could also have separate accounts and subscribe to each others accounts. We'll have to try that.

I also meet with teachers of the deaf on a regular basis. We like to share interesting articles, but copying them costs money and takes time. we could post articles to a shared furl account. This way we could read a specific article before our meeting and discuss it when we get together. This would be very helpful.


Janet said...

I'm hoping that a Furl account will help your group communicate more efficiently. It is interesting to read your comments about what we are learning in class.

Rachel said...

I think that this is a great idea! Great for communication, and recording/organizing information. Good luck.

mich021 said...

I also think that this is a great idea. Good luck with your groups. I also think it's a great idea because other people that are subscribed to your accounts, whether they be blogs or furls, can see what else you are interested in and add their thoughts, questions, or comments. Technology in this case would seem to help you spread the messages of your interests.

Gwinyeo Kwak said...

I think using a furl is great tool for students to share their ideas and put interesting cites, just like us.