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Assembling your Web 2.0 toolbox


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Using the power of RSS technology and social bookmarking to support student research and classroom teaching.

Using the power of RSS technology and social bookmarking to support student research and classroom teaching.

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  • 1. Assembling your Web 2.0 toolbox VITTA & SLAV - Live to learn: Learn to blog Ivanhoe Grammar School – 30 August 2007 Camilla Elliott Network Resource Manager/ Head Teacher Librarian St Joseph’s College, Mildura, Vic. 3500
  • 2. Web 2.0 – Read/Write Web
  • 3. Tim O’Reilly -
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  • 5. Content RSS feeds Social Bookmarking
  • 6. RSS - What is it? Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary or RDF Site Summary ...... it’s all the same thing
  • 7. Information Flow is Simplified From Many To One •Blogs •Wikis To You via •News Sites Aggregator •Databases •Websites •Flickr
  • 8. RSS – it’s everywhere Before RSS Few wire services and news channels Writers worked for traditional media outlets With RSS Everyone can be a “news” publisher Everyone can be a “news” writer/producer
  • 9. Getting your RSS feeds Definition: Tool used for reading RSS feeds 2007 MS Outlook – limited access if you have no access to webmail Web Based recommended ◦ Accessible from any computer ◦ Free ◦ Examples:
  • 10. Sample: Outlook 2007 mail
  • 11. Sources of RSS feeds 2RSS Feedster BBC Newsfeeds NASA Librarians’ Index to the Internet Google News Microsoft Feeds Directory – Linking for learning/RSS - This is just a few
  • 12. The Power of RSS “Donning my hat, we had a remarkable education when we added RSS feeds [to our newsletters]. Now people find us through the blog-finding agents. Librarians, including me, suck at marketing, but by adding RSS feeds, we stumbled onto a way for the audience to find us, instead of the glacially slow process of dissemination through our existing readership.” Karen Schneider - Free Range Librarian
  • 13. Where to start? 1. Become familiar with RSS/webfeeds concept 2. Get reader and start 3. Find an RSS feed 4. Subscribe 5. Watch the ‘feeds’ build up 6. Read new content in one place at your leisure
  • 14. RSS
  • 15. RSS Negatives V Positives Amateur researchers No Spam Poor quality tagging Digital Native friendly Something else to Free manage Simple to use Dubious sites Portable bookmarking Easy to share Accessible anywhere Builds & builds
  • 16. Social Bookmarking
  • 17. Profile of a Social Bookmarker as Researcher Varying opinions & insights Community New thoughts of Researcher & ideas researchers Dynamic action
  • 18. Folksonomy V Taxonomy Folksonomy : The idea of working in a community of researchers [where] new tagging systems will emerge and become accepted that will allow us all to participate in the process. Educause, 2005
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  • 21. Source: Ian Rose – Harvard University NSDI 2007
  • 22. RSS It changes the traditional information structures in fundamental ways, and it forces us to be much more involved with the information we consume. Will Richardson – Weblogg-ed
  • 23. Dion Hinchcliffe-