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    • Monday October 26 3:00 PM Saskatchewan 4:00 PM Central 5:00 PM Eastern Web 2.0 Tools: RSS, Podcasting and Extending Blogging
    • RSS, Podcasting and Extending Blogging What is RSS ? What is Podcasting ? Extending the Blogging Experience
    • What is RSS ? Have you seen this icon/image anywhere ? Let’s have a look...
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    • RSS
    •  
    • RSS So...what does this icon mean ?
    • RSS It means RSS
      • R ich S ite S ummary
      • R eally S imple S yndication
    • RSS
      • RSS is a format for delivering regularly changing web content, such as...
      • News stories
      • Blog postings
      • Wikis
    • RSS Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically.
    • RSS Web feeds benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favoured websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place .
    • RSS
      • How does it work ?
      • A standardized file format (xml*) of the information is published by the creator as a link. This is the RSS feed. * Extensible Markup Language
      http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/topstories.xml
    • RSS
      • How does it work ?
      • RSS feeds can be read using software called a RSS reader, feed reader, or aggregator, which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based
    • RSS
      • How does it work ?
      • The user subscribes to a particular RSS feed by entering into the reader the feed's URL or more commonly now, by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process.
    • RSS
      • How does it work ?
      • The RSS reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a convenient way to monitor and read the feeds.
    • RSS
      • How can you do it ?
      • Check your Internet browser. Newest versions have built in readers.
        • Firefox
        • Internet Explorer
        • Safari
    • RSS
      • How can you do it ?
      • OR Use a web-based news reader.
        • Google Reader http://reader.google.com
        • Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com/
    • RSS
      • How can you do it ?
      • Once you've got a feed reader established, you'll want to find sites to which you wish to subscribe.
    • RSS
      • How can you do it ?
      • Keep your eyes open for links that say XML or RSS or Syndication, or for that orange button up above, and add the feeds you find interesting.
    • Podcasting What is it ? A podcast is one (or a series of) digital media file(s) (either audio or video) released episodically and downloaded through web syndication. A blend of words "Pod" - derived from iPod - and "broadcasting“.
    • Podcasting What is it ? It is not necessary to use an iPod (or any other form of portable media player) to access podcasts. The content can be accessed using any computer capable of playing media files.
    • Podcasting   http://secondgrade.podomatic.com/ http://www.epnweb.org/index.php http://www.thewritingsite.org/resources/technology/podcast.asp
    • Podcasting
      • How can you subscribe ?
      • To get started, install podcasting software. The podcasting software will automatically check for updates and download the files to your computer..
    • Podcasting
      • How can you subscribe ?
      • Examples of software
        • iTunes
        • Juice
        • iPodder
        • iPodderX
    • Podcasting
      • How can you subscribe ?
      • Once the software is installed, add the podcast feed. The podcasting software will automatically check for updates and download the files to your computer.
    • Podcasting
      • How can you subscribe ?
      • Podcasts can be found in many places. I have created a file that you can use to search for podcasts.
    • Podcasting
      • How can you create a podcast ?
      • Create an audio (or video) file.
      • Tools
      • Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/
      • Read Aloud 3 http://vedasri.com/read_aloud
      • Windows Sound Recorder
    • Podcasting
      • How can you do it ?
      • Save it as (or convert it to) mp3 format Audacity can do this well.
      • *To work correctly, ensure that you have the LAME mp3 encoder downloaded and installed on your computer. Follow the instructions at the link given above.
    • Podcasting
      • How can you do it ?
      • Use a site such as Gcast http://www.gcast.com/ to upload the podcast that you created.
      • Post the podcast on a website, blog or wiki.
    • Podcasting Vodcast ( Video Pod Casts) Also known as ‘vidcasts’ or ‘vodcasts’, video podcasts are very similar to podcasts. A video podcast is delivered on demand to the subscriber’s personal computer or portable media player just like a podcast.
    • Extending Blogging
      • Add links
      • Add audio and video
      • Add podcasts
    • RSS, Podcasting and Extending Blogging Why use RSS feeds and Blogs and Podcasts ?