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A presentation on using RSS feeds to help keep you current. Explains what an RSS feed is, where to find them, and how to use them in Google Reader.

A presentation on using RSS feeds to help keep you current. Explains what an RSS feed is, where to find them, and how to use them in Google Reader.

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  • Feed Your Professional DevelopmentProgram with RSS Feeds Stan SkrabutUniversity of Wyoming Extension @uwcesedtech #uwceshttp://www.slideshare.net/skrabut
  • Information is available everywhere.
  • You are a professional eager to stay abreast of new information.
  • Going to individual sites to read about the latest information is time consuming.
  • You would like to get through all of yourfavorite sites with minimal time and effort.
  • Let me show you how to quickly stay current using RSS feeds.
  • How to identify an RSS feed and subscribe to it.
  • How to identify common RSS feeds from blogs and news sites.
  • The key to finding an RSS feed is lookingfor an image that looks like one of these.
  • These images or links can be found almost anywhere on a page.
  • Pages may provide you with tools toautomate the subscription process.
  • How to connect to a site when no RSS feed is available.
  • There are a number of sites available to help turn a regular Web site into an RSS Feed.
  • There are a number of directories to help you locate great resources to follow.
  • The U.S. government has a number of useful RSS feeds.
  • Alltop.com is a directory of blog sites to which you can subscribe.
  • TheFreeDictionary.com has a number of RSS feeds on a variety of sites.
  • How to get the most from yourRSS feed reader. Iwill be describing Google Reader.
  • The key to using RSS feeds is to subscribeto them either manually or automatically.
  • Manually Subscribe Step 1 - Locate the RSS Feed.
  • Manually Subscribe Step 2 - Click on the link provided. You may have a page that has XML code on it, as this one does.
  • Manually Subscribe Step 3 - Copy the URL from the browser address bar.
  • Manually Subscribe Step 4 - Log in to Google Reader and Click on the Subscribe button.
  • Manually Subscribe Step 5 - Paste in URL and click on the Add button.
  • Automatically Subscribe Step 1 - Locate the RSS Feed and click on the + Google button.
  • Automatically Subscribe Step 2 - Select the Add to Google Reader button.
  • Automatically Subscribe Step 3 - Click on the Subscribe button.
  • After you have subscribed to an RSS feed, you can organize them according to your needs.
  • Organize in Folders Step 1 - Click on the newRSS feed that you added to Google Reader.
  • Organize in Folders Step 2 - Click on the black down arrow tothe right of the name, and either click on a folder link or click on New Folder... link.
  • Adding Tags Step 1 - Navigate to a post that you wish to mark with a tag, and click on the Edit Tags link beneath the post.
  • Adding Tags Step 2 - Add a Tag in the field provided, and click on the Save button.
  • Adding Tags Step 3 - Below the subscription folders, there are a list of tags that allow you to filter the posts.
  • You can view all posts (1), posts in a folder (2), posts for a specific RSS feed (3), or posts under a tag (4). 1 2 3 4
  • Here are shortcuts for reading RSS feeds in Google Reader.
  • In the upper right corner of the page, there are navigation arrows that will help you move through posts.
  • You can also use the J and K keys to scroll between posts.
  • How to easily share RSS feeds and posts with others.
  • Here are four methods for sharing individual posts with others.
  • Google+1 Sharing Step 1 - Clicking on the +1 button link beneath the post.
  • Google+1 Sharing Step 2 - Enter your comments in the space provided, add circles, and click on the Share button.
  • Google+ Sharing Step 1 - Navigate to a post, and click on the G+ Share link.
  • Google+1 Sharing Step 2 - Enter your comments in the space provided, add circles, and click on the Share button.
  • Email Sharing Step 1 - Navigate to a post, and click on the Email link.
  • Email Sharing Step 2 - Enter the To: email address, include a message, and click on the Send button.
  • Twitter or Facebook Sharing Step 1 - Navigate to a post, and Click on the Send To link beneath the post, and choose Twitter or Facebook link.
  • Twitter or Facebook Sharing Step 2 - Edit the message andclick on the appropriate button to send the message, e.g., Tweet for Twitter.
  • Here are the steps for sharing and subscribing to multiple RSS subscriptions using bundles.
  • If you have a great set of RSS feeds on a topic, youcan share it with others using a subscription bundle.
  • Step 1. Click on the down arrow to the right of asubscription folder. Click on the Create a bundle link.
  • Step 2. Give your bundle a name and description.Drag additional subscriptions to the box provided.
  • Step 3. Save the bundle and begin sharing it with others.
  • Sharing a bundle by email Step 1 – Click on Browse for stuff link then click on View your bundles.
  • Sharing a bundle by email Step 2 – Click on the Email to your friends link.
  • Sharing a bundle by email Step 3 – Fill out the To andoptional Note to attach to your bundle, and click on the OK button.
  • Sharing a bundle by email – The recipient will receive the following email message.
  • Sharing a bundle by email – Clicking on the preview link will send to a page with samples of the feeds and a button to subscribe to the feeds.
  • Create bundle link on Web Step 1 – Click on Browse for stuff link then click on View your bundles.
  • Create bundle link on Web Step 2 – Click on the Create a bundle clip for your Website or blog link.
  • Create bundle link on Web Step 3 – Copy and paste code into a page that supports Javascript.
  • Finally, you can add a simple link to your subscriptionbundles or OPML file by copying the appropriate URL.
  • Stay current with RSS feeds.
  • Feed Your Professional DevelopmentProgram with RSS Feeds Stan SkrabutUniversity of Wyoming Extension @uwcesedtech #uwceshttp://www.slideshare.net/skrabut