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How to use an RSS Feed to keep track of blog reading.

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  • 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. Information Overload? Overwhelmed by
  • 3. Bombarded by the Blogosphere?
  • 4. Does the term “ RSS Feed ” sound like an Alien Encounter?
  • 5. Let me take you to my feeder !
  • 6. “ R S S ” means
    • R ich S ite S ummary
    • R eally S imple S yndication
    • OR
    • In “Oprah-Speak” . . . .
  • 7. I’m R eady for S ome S tories
    • News Stories
      • The New York Times
      • The Wall Street Journal
    • News Readers
      • CNN News
      • Yahoo News
    • Blogs
  • 8. Old Way
  • 9. RSS Way
  • 10. 2 Steps to using an RSS Reader
    • Sign up for RSS Reader Account
    • Subscribe to a website’s or blog’s RSS subscription
    Yes, please, send me your stories!
  • 11. Types of Newsreader Services
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 12. Newsreader Services
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Personal Start Pages
  • 13. BlogLines
    • Feed List
    • Search
    • Reading Pane
    • Clippings Folder
    • Add Feed
    • Mark as Read
    • Date Sort
    • Mark New
    • Email Article
    • Clip
    • Indexes tens of millions of RSS feeds
    • Available in 10 languages
    Features
  • 14. To Create a BlogLines Account:
    • Go to http://www.bloglines.com
    • Click “Sign up now”
  • 15. Create Account
    • Fill in account information
    • Click “Register”
    • An email verification will be sent to your email address
  • 16.  
  • 17. Subscribing to a Blog: 1
  • 18. http://kathyschrock.net/blog/index.htm
  • 19.  
  • 20. Click Subscribe at Bottom of Screen
  • 21.
    • You are subscribed!
    • Note: BlogLines will always tell you how many new entries are listed
  • 22. Subscribing to BlogLines: 2 Locate Feed
  • 23. Copy URL from Address Bar
  • 24. Adding a Feed: 2
    • Log in to BlogLines
    • Select “Add” tab.
  • 25.
    • Paste the URL into the Blog or Feed URL box
    • Click “Subscribe”
  • 26. Click “Subscribe”
  • 27. Subscribing to BlogLines : 3 http://heyjude.wordpress.com/
  • 28. RSS Feed Link
  • 29.
    • Copy the URL
  • 30.
    • Log in to BlogLines
    • Click the “Add” tab
    • Paste the URL into the box
    • Click “Subscribe”
  • 31.
    • Click “Subscribe” at bottom of screen
  • 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.
  • 33. Additional Reading:
    • How to Explain RSS the Oprah Way
    • http://cravingideas.blogs.com/backinskinnyjeans/2006/09/how_to_explain_.html
  • 34. YouTube: RSS in Plain English
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
    RSS In Plain English
  • 35. Flickr Wikis Blogs YouTube Quizlet Ever wonder Where Other People get those great ideas?
  • 36. My Library BlogLines
    • A Library by Any Other Name
    • http://alibraryisalibrary.blogspot.com/
    • Deliciously Clean Reads
    • http://cleanreads.blogspot.com/
    • Depraved Librarian
    • http://depravedlibrarian.blogspot.com/
    • For Whom the Bell Told: Ma Bell’s Blog about Librarians and Librarianship
    • http://drmabell.blogspot.com/
                                                                
  • 37. My Library BlogLines
    • Library Crunch
    • http://www.librarycrunch.com/
    • Lucy & Ethel’s Library Schemes
    • http://lucyandethelinthelibrary.blogspot.com/
    • Muller in the Middle
    • http://mullerinthemiddle.blogspot.com/
    • Never-Ending Search (Joyce Valenza)
    • http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334.html?nid=3714
  • 38. Library BlogLines
    • School Library Learning 2.0
    • http://schoollibrarylearning2.blogspot.com/
    • YA Authors Café
    • http://yaauthorscafe.blogspot.com/
    • Isinglass Teen Read Award Booktalk Podcasts
    • http://www.hopkintonschools.org/hhs/library/podcast.html
  • 39. My Technology BlogLines
    • Brian Mull
    • http:// nlcommunities.com/communities/brianmullnl/default.aspx
    • Cool Cat Teacher Blog
    • http:// coolcatteacher.blogspot.com /
    • Giveaway of the Day
    • http:// www.giveawayoftheday.com /
    • Hey Jude
    • http:// heyjude.wordpress.com /
    • Infinite Thinking Machine
    • http:// www.infinitethinking.org /
  • 40. My Technology BlogLines
    • Maricopa Experience
    • http:// maricopatech.blogspot.com /
    • Moving at the Speed of Creativity
    • http:// www.speedofcreativity.org /
    • ReadWriteWeb
    • http:// www.readwriteweb.com /
    • TeachingTech
    • http://teachingtechinfo.blogspot.com/
  • 41. My Technology BlogLines
    • Tech Savvy Educator
    • http:// www.techsavvyed.net /
    • WikiSpaces: Disruptive Innovators
    • http://disruptiveinnovators.wikispaces.com/
  • 42. Join the Blogosphere! BlogLines