News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content.
You can get the latest headlines and video in one place, as soon as its published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.
Feeds are also known as RSS. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'.
If you click on the RSS button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.
Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange button, but some may just have a normal web link.
Add a ‘search engine’ widget (choose between Google, Yahoo, Live or Snap)
Take advantage of e-mail feeds – Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail
Set public pages as ‘view only’ – so students cannot change or alter anything
Use tabs for different subject or topic areas
Find relevant bookmarks
Add to ‘Bookmark’ widget
Run searches in Delicious – topics will be updated
Students can use this as a launch pad to go off and find more information
With thanks to: Anne Robinson (The Librain) http://librain.edublogs.org/ Phil Bradley http://philbradley.typepad.com/ Judy O’Connell http://heyjude.wordpress.com/resources/ The School Librarian’s Network (SLN) CILIP School Libraries Group (SLG) Your School Library http://www.netvibes.com/yourschoollibrary#YSL_Home Lesley Martin, Librarian, Culford School (SLN Diigo) http:// groups.diigo.com /groups/school-librarians-network