139 – Google Alerts

Down 17 places in. 2019

Google Alerts let you monitor the web for new content and receive notifications of new resources of interest to you.

Website: google.com/alerts

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 77
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 122    2017:  121    2016: –     2015: –      2014: –       2013: –   
2012: –         2011: –          2010: –    2009: 88    2008: 33    2007: 57

Comments from some those who selected Google Alerts as one of their Top Tools

  • “automating the news on selected topics” Volker Langer, Germany
  • “Google Alerts will repeat your good search strategy automatically and when results turn up Google will email you and include the annotated links in the message. It is like having a reliable research assistant!” Lissa Lord
  • “is very useful to track the web for news on matters of interest to me. It can also be displayed in a widget on my iGoogle page.” Guy Boulet
  • “I get regular alerts via email and this is the main way I keep up on elearning news. I haven’t got into rss yet and in the meantime this simple solution suits me well.” Rob Hubbard
  • “into my email box each day, provides me with links to articles, blog posts and so on according to my search terms. I have set up about 5 alerts and it is very manageable.” Elaine Talbert
  • “This is how I keep track of the topics I want to learn about through email updates of the relevant Google results. I also use it to monitor my own blog and websites.” Anastasia Prynikova

A Practical Guide to Google Alerts

Here you will find some links to external resources on how to use Google Alerts for teaching, training, learning and development.

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

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