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MACUL Presentation RSS

  1. 1. RSS in the Classroom Joan Vincent Rick Vincent Reeths-Puffer High School Muskegon, MI.
  2. 2. Goals for this Session <ul><li>After this session you will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Locate, create and use RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Use RSS in the classroom as a tool for gathering and managing information </li></ul><ul><li>Use RSS to create an individualized PLC </li></ul><ul><li>Identify reasons to use RSS in the Classroom </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why RSS in Education? <ul><li>Search Efficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Skills </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Information Overload </li></ul>
  4. 4. 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS –R) </li></ul><ul><li>III. Research and Information Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>IV. Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, and Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>V. Digital Citizenship </li></ul>
  5. 5. 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>AASL: Standards for the 21 st Century Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Standard I. Inquire, Think Critically, & Gain Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Standard II. Draw Conclusions & Make Informed Decisions, Apply Knowledge to New Situations & Create New Knowledge. </li></ul>
  6. 6. HSCEs Addressed <ul><li>General Social Science Knowledge, Processes and Skills </li></ul><ul><li>P1 Reading and Communication (Close and Critical Reading) </li></ul><ul><li>P2 Inquiry, Research and Analysis (Information Processing, Technology Use) </li></ul><ul><li>P3 Public Discourse and Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>P3.1 Identifying and Analyzing Public Issues </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is RSS? <ul><li>R eally S imple S yndication </li></ul><ul><li>A RSS feed is the structure that organizes content that is regularly updated for easy retrieval. </li></ul><ul><li>Accessed through a feed reader (aggregator) </li></ul>
  8. 8. …RSS’s Two Main Components <ul><li>Feeder </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Reader </li></ul>
  9. 9. RSS Component # 1 <ul><li>Feeder </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sources for RSS Feeds : <ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Websites Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Newsfeeds Blogs Wikis Podcasts Databases </li></ul>
  11. 11. Recognizing Feed Sources <ul><li>Orange RSS button </li></ul><ul><li>“ Subscribe to this feed” </li></ul><ul><li>“ RSS Feeds” </li></ul><ul><li>XML button </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to this feed </li></ul>
  12. 12. Typical RSS Feeds … WEBSITE WITH FEEDS INDIVIDUAL FEEDS
  13. 13. RSS Component # 2 <ul><li>Readers </li></ul>
  14. 14. Feed Reader <ul><li>An e-mail like account which receives RSS feeds. </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FeedDemon/Newsgator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Browser based applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Reader : Bloglines
  16. 16. Reader : Google Reader
  17. 17. RSS Shortcuts <ul><li>Feed Reader Shortcuts </li></ul><ul><li>Browser Button Shortcuts </li></ul>
  18. 18. RSS Feeds and Readers on the Web <ul><li>The RSS Advisory Board composed this image and release it under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike License. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Creating RSS Feeds <ul><li>Google News </li></ul><ul><li>Gale/InfoTrac </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking (Delicious) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Creating RSS Feeds Google News
  21. 21. Google News Advanced Search
  22. 22. Google Advanced Search Results RSS RIGHT CLICK
  23. 23. Creating RSS Feed for Search Results RIGHT CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE
  24. 24. Capturing Feed Code SUBSCRIBE
  25. 25. Creating Feeds : Google Reader PASTE TO SUBSCRIBE
  26. 26. Creating Feeds : Google Reader NEWLY CREATED FEED
  27. 27. Creating RSS Feeds <ul><li>Google News </li></ul><ul><li>Gale/InfoTrac </li></ul>
  28. 28. Creating RSS Feeds Gale PowerSearch
  29. 29. Creating Gale Search Alert/RSS RIGHT CLICK TO CREATE FEED
  30. 30. Capturing Gale Search Alert Code FEED CODE
  31. 31. Creating Gale Search Alert: Google Reader SUBSCRIBE
  32. 32. Creating Gale Search Alert: Google Reader NEWLY CREATED FEED
  33. 33. Creating Gale Search Alert: Google Reader RENAMING THE FEED
  34. 34. Creating RSS Feeds <ul><li>Google News </li></ul><ul><li>Gale/InfoTrac </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking (Delicious) </li></ul>
  35. 35. Creating RSS Feeds Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Create feeds for individual tags </li></ul>SELECTED TAG FEED SOURCE
  36. 36. Creating RSS Feeds Social Bookmarking SUBSCRIBE
  37. 37. Creating RSS Feeds Social Bookmarking FEED CODE NEWLY CREATED FEED
  38. 38. Wrapping it up… <ul><li>Why Use RSS Professionally and in the Classroom? </li></ul>
  39. 39. Professional Applications <ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Research tool </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Network with experts </li></ul>
  40. 40. Classroom Applications <ul><li>Research tool </li></ul><ul><li>Track student blogs and wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Real world writing experience </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Create collaborative classroom hotlists through social bookmarking sites such as Delicious </li></ul>
  41. 41. Core Skills to Integrate with RSS <ul><li>Compare and contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary reinforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Summarization </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrasing </li></ul><ul><li>Source evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Search skills </li></ul>
  42. 42. You can now: <ul><li>Locate, create and use RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Use RSS in the classroom as a tool for gathering and managing information </li></ul><ul><li>Use RSS to create an individualized PLC </li></ul><ul><li>Identify reasons to use RSS in the Classroom </li></ul>
  43. 43. Contact Information <ul><li>Joan Vincent </li></ul><ul><li>Library Media Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Reeths-Puffer High School </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Vincent </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Reeths-Puffer High School </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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