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    • Julie Hannaford Director, Information Resources & Services OISE, University of Toronto [email_address] Image credit to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hermida/1603854270 http://homespace.oise.utoronto.ca/~hannafo3/RCATSocialBookmarking.pptx
      • In a nutshell, RSS is “automated web surfing” – Dave Winer ( http://www.scripting.com/2005/09/11.html );
        • The content comes to you, instead of you going to it!
      • Subscribing to an RSS feed means that you can easily track changes and additions; it’s a great way to stay current with blogs or other RSS-enabled content
      • For a little RSS history, check here:
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_feed
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
      • RSS newsfeed(s)
        • On Web pages or blogs, look for “subscribe” links, an orange square: , an XML symbol: , an RSS symbol: or
      • RSS feed reader or aggregator
        • A reader will store all of your feeds, automatically check for feed updates and allow you to read or hear the new content
        • Examples:
          • Bloglines
          • Google Reader
          • Microsoft Outlook
      • Edtechpost :
    • http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Edtechpost
    • Note: you can use Manage subscriptions to organize your feeds into folders
      • Right click on the RSS Feeds heading
      • Select Add a New RSS Feed…
      • Then paste the URL into the box
      • RSS feeds in U of T’s databases:
        • Scholars Portal example
          • Be alerted when new content is added – follow specific journals or be alerted when content matches your research interests
          • http://www.library.utoronto.ca
          • Popular Databases
          • Scholars Portal Search
          • Run search, then go to Alert Me
          • use My Research to save alert
        • Similar capabilities can be found in Scopus, WilsonWeb, etc.
      • Tagging (adding keywords) websites, videos and photos, in a way that is meaningful to you
      • Sharing those sites and tags with others
      • Social bookmarking/tagging of websites
      • A good introduction: http://blog.delicious.com/
      • Store favourites in ways that are meaningful to you
      • Create a network of colleagues/collaborators
      • Subscribe to tags in subject areas that are of interest to you
      • http://delicious.com/help/tools
      • Search hints: http://delicious.com/help/faq#searching
      • Individual/institutional tagging
        • Researching and storing of sites: http://delicious.com/OISEOpenAccess
      • Build a learning community
        • Class chooses one tag and contributes to delicious using that tag
        • Class members recommend sites to one another
        • Build a class archive: http://del.icio.us/chem130
      • Use for group work
        • ‘ notes’ field in delicious allow for commentary/quality notes about sites, sharing of sites during collaborative research
      • Use code to add list of sites or tags to Blackboard course
        • Course readings
      • Go to: Settings – Blogging to get code so that you can display your Delicious websites or tags in Blackboard (or any other website)
        • Link Rolls allows you display your bookmarks
        • Tag rolls allows you to display your tags
      • Adjust the settings to match your preferences
        • Choose a title
        • Choose the number of sites/tags to display
        • Decide whether to use bullets or not
        • Decide how to sort your content
      • As you make these choices, code is automatically generated for you
      • Copy the code from Delicious into Blackboard
        • Within Blackboard, you MUST use Source mode
        • Choose the <> icon to toggle Source mode on
      • Site that allows you to upload, share and tag images
      • Find useful images
      • Flickr works with: fd’s flickr toys
        • Display images in new ways
      • Use Flickr code so that your photos are displayed on your blog or website
        • http://www.flickr.com/badge.gne
        • Follow the selections to generate the code
      • Use to explain and illustrate:
        • http://flickr.com/photos/ha112/901660/in/set-129006/
        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/817669/
        • Allows for analysis via the ‘notes’ feature
        • Allows student commenting to build discussion
      • Search for images to support presentations – an alternative to Google Images:
        • http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/
        • Creative Commons
      • Virtual fieldtrips or any type of visual portfolio:
        • UI Design Samples
      • Book displays: Clemens & Alcuin Book Displays
      • A service that allows users to upload and tag videos that they would like to share with others
      • Search for relevant content to use in lectures/presentations
      • Record events/lectures, allow students to comment, provide analysis
        • http://www.youtube.com/user/universitytoronto
        • http://youtube.com/ucberkeley
          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkMDCCdjyW8&feature=related
      • Tutorials :
          • Formatting a Research Paper in APA Style: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reFXrhdvnmw
          • Information Literacy: Identify Your Sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-2hziLTSyU
      • Social Software: You Are an Access Point by Daniel Chudnov: http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/39284
      • Using Del.icio.us in Education by Gabriela Grosseck: http://www.scribd.com/doc/212002/Using-delicious-In-Education
      • Using Flickr in the Classroom by David Jakes: http://www.jakesonline.org/flickrinclassroom.pdf
      • Web2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software by Michael Stephens: http://main.library.utoronto.ca/webcat/goto_catalogue_url.cfm?where=ckey&what=4182726