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RSS in Education

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A powerpoint heralding the uses of RSS in Education.

A powerpoint heralding the uses of RSS in Education.

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  • 1. RSS For Education
    • What is RSS?
    • Ways RSS is being used.
    • Ways to use RSS in Education.
  • 2. What is RSS ?
  • 3. What is RSS?
    • RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary
    • Very simply, it is a web page with a .xml file type that can be subscribed to and read by a newsreader(aggregator). The aggregator will find the new content and display it when it becomes available.
    • Newsreaders(sometimes called aggregators) are very easy to find and use.
      • Stand Alone Applications
      • Through a Web Browser
    • In essence, it is content that comes to you, instead of having to search for it. It will save you an infinite amount of time.
  • 4. The Ways RSS is being used.
  • 5. Ways RSS is being used:
  • 6. Newsfeeds News and other content waiting for you!
  • 7. Getting Started with Newsfeeds
    • 1. Decide upon a web-based aggregator or a desktop(stand alone) aggregator.
    • A few examples:
    • Web based: bloglines.com
    • Desktop: Vienna
    • Browser: Opera 9, Safari, Firefox Plug-in
  • 8. 2. Start subscribing to feeds! This can be done in a few ways. Generally anytime you see these symbols, it means the web site you are on has a newsfeed. Find the icon and copy the link location. Then go back to your newsreader and paste it in the appropriate place. If you want help finding newsfeeds, go to: Technorati.com or Feedster.com • Opera 9 and Safari make this VERY easy.
  • 9. Blogs Updated information from the people and topics you’re interested in.
  • 10. Syndicated Blogs
    • Many blogs are now offering syndicated material. Once you subscribe to the newsfeed, anytime the blog has a new entry, your newsreader will detect the new content and make it available to you.
  • 11. Wikis Be a part of actively creating content.
  • 12. Syndicated Wikis
    • As with blogs, a syndicated Wiki would just be a standard Wiki, but anytime any of the content changed on the Wiki, all the subscribers would be notified.
  • 13. Podcasts Audio content on the go.
  • 14. Audio/Video Content Awaits
    • Podcasts and Video Podcasts(vodcasts) are becoming increasingly more popular, much as blogs did about 3 years ago.
    • Basically, a podcast is an audio or video blog. It has limitless possibilities of content.
    • Go to itunes music store and subscribe for free. (You can also use other applications to subscribe to and download podcasts.)
  • 15. Create your own Feeds! It’s not hard!
  • 16. You can be the source!
    • As long as you have a website or a blog of your own, you can create your own newsfeed. In reality you can also find websites that will enable you to create a feed.
    • Feeder: Excellent software to publish your own newsfeeds or podcasts.
    • Garageband: Probably the simplest way to create your own podcast.
    • Using Feedburner.com, you can turn any blog or feed address into a working feed. This is extremely easy!
    • FeedYes.com makes it VERY easy to create your own feed or to make a feed from any website.
    • U. of Mississippi has a great tutorial on adding an RSS feed to your website. (http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/research/publications/orspit/rss_howto/index.html)
  • 17. Ways to use RSS for Education .
  • 18. Major Time Saver!
  • 19. Social Bookmarking
    • Create bookmarks of internet sites and then syndicate these findings.
    • Great for groups researching a topic together or an instructor that wants to share great websites they have found.
    • Others can subscribe to your bookmarks and receive them whenever the publisher adds a new bookmark.
    • Use furl.net or de.lic.io.us to set up social bookmarking.
    • Using de.lic.io.us you can just subscribe to a bookmark feed of any tag.
    • Citeulike.org allows you to search academic papers and then subscribe to feeds on academic topics.
  • 20. Student Blogs
    • Students can keep their own blogs with their own rss feed.
    • Blogger.com, etc. Offer free services.
    • Others can subscribe to the blog and keep up to date with content.
    • Comment on each others blogs
    • Teachers can easily find individual student content by subscribing to individual feeds or by combining all the student feeds into one class feed.
  • 21. Classroom, School, or Community Newsfeeds
    • Classroom or School Blogs. Parents/Students will receive new content as it is made available.
    • Classroom calendars of events
    • Assignments sent to your news reader.
    • server.com/communityapps/discussionapp This is a great place to set up a learning community. It will send out newsfeeds of discussion amongst a community of learners.
  • 22. Syndicated Photos
    • Using a service such as Flickr , it is possible to syndicate photos.
    • As new photos are added, newsreaders will update content.
    • Subscribe to feeds of photos with certain tags, such as “yosemite”.
  • 23. Auditory Learners Rejoice!
    • It is possible to transform a textual feed into audio using talkr.com or feed2podcast.com
    • A great way to reach learners with a variety of styles.
    • Post notes into a blog and then can receive the audio.
  • 24. Create personalized searchable RSS feeds
    • Create an RSS feed based upon a any topic or even combinations of topics.
    • This is EXTREMELY COOL!
    • Get up to the minute news on any topic as it becomes available.
    • Go to :
    • http://www.justinpfister.com/gnewsfeed.cfm
    • Or just go to Yahoo, Google, MSN
  • 25. Combine your feeds
    • Combine feeds to receive one feed.
    • Go to: feedshake.com or rssmix.com
    • Useful for a variety of purposes.
  • 26. Syndicate your Calendar
    • Keep a calendar and have new events sent to your newsreader.
    • Set up a newsfeed that will let you know what events you have scheduled for that day.
    • Google Calendar, Trumba.com,
    • RSS Calendar
  • 27. To Do Lists
    • Have your to do lists sent to you through a feed. Reminders to be more productive.
    • Remberthemilk.com or Tadalist.com
  • 28. Resources/Links/References
    • RSS: A Quick Start Guide for Educators, Will Richardson, www. weblog-ed .com , 2005
    • RSS Ideas for Educators, Quentin D’Souza, http://www. teachinghacks .com
    • Data Harvesting: Using RSS for Education, Robin Bartoletti, http: //ctln . net/Members/rbart/rss
  • 29. Resources/Links/References
    • Other Websites:
    • http://localendar.com/elsie
    • http://www.learningcircuits.org/2004/may2004/0405_trends.htm
    • http://www.faganfinder.com/search/rss.shtml
    • http://www.basement.org/archives/2006/01/taking_rss_beyond_headlines_pa.html
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3223484.stm
    • http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/03/05/165927.php
    • http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/jan04/richardson.shtml
    • http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/home
    • http://feedshake.com/
    • http://www.feedster.com/
    • http://www.googlealert.com/
    • http://www.justinpfister.com/gnewsfeed.cfm
    • http://www.engadget.com/2004/11/23/how-to-broadcatching-using-rss-bittorrent-to-automatically/
    • http://channels.lockergnome.com/rss/
    • http://www.furl.net/
    • http://searchenginewatch.com/sereport/article.php/2175271
    • http://w.moreover.com/categories/category_list_rss.html
  • 30. Resources/Links/References
    • http://www.netvibes.com/
    • http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/03/technology/techspecial3/03ethan.html?ex=1142053200&en=a31c7fe76481f642&ei=5070
    • http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/siteenhancements/a/rssuses.htm
    • http://www.pubsub.com/newsgroups.php
    • http://www.site-reference.com/articles/Website-Development/Quick-and-Easy-Site-Content-with-RSS-and-PHP.html
    • http://www.reinventedsoftware.com/feeder/features.html
    • http://allrss.com/rssfeeds.html
    • http://www.rssmix.com/
    • http://www.rsscalendar.com/rss/
    • http://www.syndic8.com/
    • http://www.teachinghacks.com/
    • http://technorati.com/
    • http://www.techweb.com/article/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=57700173
    • http://technologysource.org/article/rss/
    • http://radio.xmlstoragesystem.com/rcsPublic/rssHotlist
    • http://www.trumba.com/default.aspx
    • http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/research/publications/orspit/rss_howto/index.html

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