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    1. 1. Using an RSS Feed to Manage Blog Subscriptions Jan McGee, LMS West Monroe High School 201 Riggs Street West Monroe, LA 71291 [email_address] Ouachita Parish School System Take Me to Your Feeder:
    2. 2. Information Overload? Overwhelmed by
    3. 3. Bombarded by the Blogosphere?
    4. 4. Does the term “ RSS Feed ” sound like an Alien Encounter?
    5. 5. Let me take you to my feeder !
    6. 6. “ R S S ” means <ul><li>R ich S ite S ummary </li></ul><ul><li>R eally S imple S yndication </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>In “Oprah-Speak” . . . . </li></ul>
    7. 7. I’m R eady for S ome S tories <ul><li>News Stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The New York Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Wall Street Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>News Readers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CNN News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo News </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul>
    8. 8. Old Way
    9. 9. RSS Way
    10. 10. 2 Steps to using an RSS Reader <ul><li>Sign up for RSS Reader Account </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to a website’s or blog’s RSS subscription </li></ul>Yes, please, send me your stories!
    11. 11. Types of Newsreader Services <ul><li>Bloglines Owned by Ask.com. Free, online news reader. Social features such as blogroll sharing and user blogs, also has a mobile version and blog search. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader Free web-based news reader owned by Google. Users can share items with contacts, add a Google Gadget to their start page, and access a mobile version. </li></ul><ul><li>Rojo Free online news reader whose name means RSS with mojo. Members can vote and tag stories, create contact lists, and see stories other people are reading. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Newsreader Services <ul><li>NewsGator This news reader has a free online version or a desktop version that they charge for. Users can IM and email items to friends, and view podcasts and videos within the reader. </li></ul><ul><li>Live Bookmarks This is a method of subscribing to RSS feeds via a Web browser. Users can access stories within the bookmarks folder or sidebar of their browser. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Start Pages </li></ul>
    13. 13. BlogLines <ul><li>Feed List </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Pane </li></ul><ul><li>Clippings Folder </li></ul><ul><li>Add Feed </li></ul><ul><li>Mark as Read </li></ul><ul><li>Date Sort </li></ul><ul><li>Mark New </li></ul><ul><li>Email Article </li></ul><ul><li>Clip </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes tens of millions of RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Available in 10 languages </li></ul>Features
    14. 14. To Create a BlogLines Account: <ul><li>Go to http://www.bloglines.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Sign up now” </li></ul>
    15. 15. Create Account <ul><li>Fill in account information </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Register” </li></ul><ul><li>An email verification will be sent to your email address </li></ul>
    16. 17. Subscribing to a Blog: 1
    17. 18. http://kathyschrock.net/blog/index.htm
    18. 20. Click Subscribe at Bottom of Screen
    19. 21. <ul><li>You are subscribed! </li></ul><ul><li>Note: BlogLines will always tell you how many new entries are listed </li></ul>
    20. 22. Subscribing to BlogLines: 2 Locate Feed
    21. 23. Copy URL from Address Bar
    22. 24. Adding a Feed: 2 <ul><li>Log in to BlogLines </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Add” tab. </li></ul>
    23. 25. <ul><li>Paste the URL into the Blog or Feed URL box </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Subscribe” </li></ul>
    24. 26. Click “Subscribe”
    25. 27. Subscribing to BlogLines : 3 http://heyjude.wordpress.com/
    26. 28. RSS Feed Link
    27. 29. <ul><li>Copy the URL </li></ul>
    28. 30. <ul><li>Log in to BlogLines </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “Add” tab </li></ul><ul><li>Paste the URL into the box </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Subscribe” </li></ul>
    29. 31. <ul><li>Click “Subscribe” at bottom of screen </li></ul>
    30. 32. Other blogs use this symbol: Click the symbol to get to the URL feed. Then, copy and paste the URL into BlogLines as usual.
    31. 33. Additional Reading: <ul><li>How to Explain RSS the Oprah Way </li></ul><ul><li>http://cravingideas.blogs.com/backinskinnyjeans/2006/09/how_to_explain_.html </li></ul>
    32. 34. YouTube: RSS in Plain English <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU </li></ul>RSS In Plain English
    33. 35. Flickr Wikis Blogs YouTube Quizlet Ever wonder Where Other People get those great ideas?
    34. 36. My Library BlogLines <ul><li>A Library by Any Other Name </li></ul><ul><li>http://alibraryisalibrary.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Deliciously Clean Reads </li></ul><ul><li>http://cleanreads.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Depraved Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>http://depravedlibrarian.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>For Whom the Bell Told: Ma Bell’s Blog about Librarians and Librarianship </li></ul><ul><li>http://drmabell.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>                                                            
    35. 37. My Library BlogLines <ul><li>Library Crunch </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.librarycrunch.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Lucy & Ethel’s Library Schemes </li></ul><ul><li>http://lucyandethelinthelibrary.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Muller in the Middle </li></ul><ul><li>http://mullerinthemiddle.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Never-Ending Search (Joyce Valenza) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334.html?nid=3714 </li></ul>
    36. 38. Library BlogLines <ul><li>School Library Learning 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>http://schoollibrarylearning2.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>YA Authors Café </li></ul><ul><li>http://yaauthorscafe.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Isinglass Teen Read Award Booktalk Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hopkintonschools.org/hhs/library/podcast.html </li></ul>
    37. 39. My Technology BlogLines <ul><li>Brian Mull </li></ul><ul><li>http:// nlcommunities.com/communities/brianmullnl/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Cat Teacher Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http:// coolcatteacher.blogspot.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Giveaway of the Day </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.giveawayoftheday.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Hey Jude </li></ul><ul><li>http:// heyjude.wordpress.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite Thinking Machine </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.infinitethinking.org / </li></ul>
    38. 40. My Technology BlogLines <ul><li>Maricopa Experience </li></ul><ul><li>http:// maricopatech.blogspot.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Moving at the Speed of Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.speedofcreativity.org / </li></ul><ul><li>ReadWriteWeb </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.readwriteweb.com / </li></ul><ul><li>TeachingTech </li></ul><ul><li>http://teachingtechinfo.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
    39. 41. My Technology BlogLines <ul><li>Tech Savvy Educator </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.techsavvyed.net / </li></ul><ul><li>WikiSpaces: Disruptive Innovators </li></ul><ul><li>http://disruptiveinnovators.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
    40. 42. Join the Blogosphere! BlogLines