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RSS is an emerging technology for learning, but why should I give a toss?

RSS is an emerging technology for learning, but why should I give a toss?

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    • Why should I care? RSS
    • What is RSS?
      • R eally S imple S yndication
        • Or Rich Site Summary
      • Traditional online sources of information require you to visit
        • How do I stay in touch?
      • RSS pushes the content you choose
        • Automatic content aggregation and organisation
    • How does it work?
      • Sites with frequently updated content encapsulate the ‘headlines’ and make them available in a format read by RSS readers.
      • As consumers, we subscribe in one of a number of ways.
      • As the host site refreshes its content, your aggregated version updates too.
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    • PageFlakes.com
      • RSS Aggregator
        • Pulls together any rss feed into one page
        • Can be organised into topic pages
        • Can include widgets as well as rss feeds
        • Can include podcast feeds and video feeds
        • You can Pagecast to an audience (or class)
      • So what?
    • So much content… so little time
      • Choose something you are interested in (not just education)
      • How long have you been interested in it?
      • Who are the leaders in this field?
      • How much has it changed in the time you have been interested in it?
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    • We must learn about this world we are teaching in...
      • We must model learning by being learners
        • Do your students see you learning?
      • Close the gap
        • Do you have a program of professional reading?
        • Is professional reading a luxury or an imperative?
      • We need stimlus to be reflective
    • Will it help me teach?
      • Pagecasts on a particular topic
        • Legal issues related to Stage 6
        • Climate change
        • Fan fiction at www.fanfiction.com
        • Social justice issues
        • Sports info
        • Science news for space and astronomy
        • Flickr images on a topic
    • You too can get syndicated
      • Podcast your lessons to ShareCast
      • Use a public blog and have your students subscribe
      • Subscribe to your students’ wikis
      • Publish your students’ writing to the world
    • How to add a feed