What is it?
"A simple tool to save web pages for reading later."You simply add one or two "bookmarklets" to your browser, and then you can quickly save web articles for later reading/reference, or reformat the article for uncluttered reading.
Extensions and Apps
Instapaper's two primary tools are bookmarklets:
Ideas for Education / Relationship to Other Tools
Instapaper (or other similar tools) may be useful to you and your students if you commonly use web-based articles as learning resources, both as a way to save resources for later reference/reading, and as a way to present the articles in a cleaner format for more focused reading. diigo is another option to consider for saving, sharing, and annotating web resources among a group.Note that many mobile applications that access web content are designed to easily integrate with Instapaper, making it easy to save resources you come across in those applications to Instapaper for future consideration. Scroll down on the Instapaper Extras page to see examples.
Some web pages to try out with Instapaper and/or other reading tools: