Using RSS Readers  in Education: The Google Reader
Introductions <ul><li>What do you teach? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you use RSS now? </li></ul>
Who Here Reads  Newspapers?
News Story Syndication  Story is written Story is sent to “the wire” Papers pick up ‘feed’ off the wire Story appears here
Syndication
Syndication  Appears in many papers
Reading  Newspapers
RSS is like reading newspaper <ul><li>Lots of newspapers! </li></ul>
What is RSS? <ul><li>RSS stands for  Really Simple Syndication </li></ul>
From “Push” to “Pull”
RSS in Plain English http://snipurl.com/1w8wi
“My”  Google  Reader
Types of Information  RSS Can Bring to You <ul><li>News Headlines </li></ul><ul><li>News Search Results </li></ul><ul><li>...
Examples of RSS Feeds:  NIH Grants
Examples of RSS Feeds:  Blogs
Examples of RSS Feeds: Pubmed Search
Google Reader <ul><li>http://www.google.com/reader </li></ul>
Google Reader <ul><li>Sign in with free account </li></ul>
RSS Feed: Subscribing <ul><li>1. Find a feed. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Find the RSS link . </li></ul><ul><li>3. Copy the URL o...
Subscribing <ul><li>Some pages offer buttons you can just click on to add a feed.  </li></ul><ul><li>This allows you to sk...
Step 1 (Find Webpage)  <ul><li>Google News Search </li></ul>
Step 2 (Find RSS Link)
Step 3 (Copy Link) or This skips steps 4-6
Step 4 (Go to Reader)
Step 5 (Add Feed) <ul><li>Click on  Add subscription </li></ul><ul><li>This expands to give you space to paste the URL. </...
Step 6 (Paste Link) <ul><li>Paste the URL in the box, then click ADD. </li></ul>
Step 7 (Sort Feed) The feed might look like this Manage subscriptions allow you to group feeds
Step 7 (Sort Feed) <ul><li>Choose a topic folder or create a new folder. </li></ul><ul><li>TIP: When you view a folder, yo...
Other Neat Things to Do  With RSS <ul><li>Environmental scanning and market research </li></ul><ul><li>Get weather reports...
“My”  Google  Reader
Using RSS  Personally & Professionally
Credits:  Britt Watwood, VCU “Using RSS Personally and Professionally” Patricia F. Anderson, U. Mich “RSS Demystified” Per...
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  1. 1. Using RSS Readers in Education: The Google Reader
  2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>What do you teach? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you use RSS now? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who Here Reads Newspapers?
  4. 4. News Story Syndication Story is written Story is sent to “the wire” Papers pick up ‘feed’ off the wire Story appears here
  5. 5. Syndication
  6. 6. Syndication Appears in many papers
  7. 7. Reading Newspapers
  8. 8. RSS is like reading newspaper <ul><li>Lots of newspapers! </li></ul>
  9. 9. What is RSS? <ul><li>RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication </li></ul>
  10. 10. From “Push” to “Pull”
  11. 11. RSS in Plain English http://snipurl.com/1w8wi
  12. 12. “My” Google Reader
  13. 13. Types of Information RSS Can Bring to You <ul><li>News Headlines </li></ul><ul><li>News Search Results </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational News & Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Table of Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Web Searches </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Search Results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more … </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Examples of RSS Feeds: NIH Grants
  15. 15. Examples of RSS Feeds: Blogs
  16. 16. Examples of RSS Feeds: Pubmed Search
  17. 17. Google Reader <ul><li>http://www.google.com/reader </li></ul>
  18. 18. Google Reader <ul><li>Sign in with free account </li></ul>
  19. 19. RSS Feed: Subscribing <ul><li>1. Find a feed. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Find the RSS link . </li></ul><ul><li>3. Copy the URL or link. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Go to Google Reader. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Click on Add Subscription. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Paste in the link. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Organize the new feed into your folders or subject structure. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Subscribing <ul><li>Some pages offer buttons you can just click on to add a feed. </li></ul><ul><li>This allows you to skip steps 2-6! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Step 1 (Find Webpage) <ul><li>Google News Search </li></ul>
  22. 22. Step 2 (Find RSS Link)
  23. 23. Step 3 (Copy Link) or This skips steps 4-6
  24. 24. Step 4 (Go to Reader)
  25. 25. Step 5 (Add Feed) <ul><li>Click on Add subscription </li></ul><ul><li>This expands to give you space to paste the URL. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Step 6 (Paste Link) <ul><li>Paste the URL in the box, then click ADD. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Step 7 (Sort Feed) The feed might look like this Manage subscriptions allow you to group feeds
  28. 28. Step 7 (Sort Feed) <ul><li>Choose a topic folder or create a new folder. </li></ul><ul><li>TIP: When you view a folder, you see the newest items for the topic all integrated together. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Other Neat Things to Do With RSS <ul><li>Environmental scanning and market research </li></ul><ul><li>Get weather reports, daily cartoons, sports scores … </li></ul><ul><li>Feed from social bookmarking sites like http://del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Get trends on your feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Items per day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your reading trends </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. “My” Google Reader
  31. 31. Using RSS Personally & Professionally
  32. 32. Credits: Britt Watwood, VCU “Using RSS Personally and Professionally” Patricia F. Anderson, U. Mich “RSS Demystified” Perter Bromberg, SJRLC
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