My learning curve took a rapid turn once I completed a “23 things” curriculum during the summer. I received no CPE credits, no grade…just an introduction to the world of self-education with online resources. SLALearning 2.0San Jose Public LibraryK12 Learning School Library Learning 2.0CTLSTechnology Training Wheels
Learn about RSS and How to Subscribe Really Simple Syndication: a family of web font formats coded in XML used to provide subscribers frequently updated information. This format allows distributing contents without the need of a navigator by means of an RSS reader, software designed to read RSS (aggregator) contents. Source: MasterBase.com/www.en.masterbase.com/support/glossary.asp, accessed 10/2/2010.
Find an RSS reader to manage your subscriptions: Google Reader: An easy-to-learn app Reeder: for iPhone; for iPad; for Mac Feedly: based on Google Reader and Twitter
Here is a portion of an iGoogle page with Google Reader:
Add a blog to an RSS reader by locating the RSS tag using the button on the toolbar or by clicking an available button on the site itself:
The page that opens will allow you to copy the URL or click a button to subscribe to a specific reader.
Find the blogs that fit you and what you want to learn/explore/discover: Librarians BlogsTop Fifty Librarian Blogs 100 Best Blogs for Librarians of the Future 10 Librarian Blogs to Read in 2010 100 Best Blogs for School Librarians School Library Journal Blogs
As you read/skim the blogs you’ve added, you will begin to find sites that you want to bookmark or share with others. Because you may work at multiple computers, it doesn’t make sense to bookmark the sites on just one computer. Discover “social bookmarking.” Seven Things You Should Know about Social Bookmarking: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7001.pdf
Social bookmarking: Social bookmarking is the process by which internet users save links to web pages that they want to remember or share. Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?Social-Bookmarking-Definition&id=2891381 Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious(http://www.delicious.com) let users tag their favorite sites with key words and post them for others to see.