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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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    • 1. Feed Your Professional DevelopmentProgram with RSS Feeds Stan SkrabutUniversity of Wyoming Extension @uwcesedtech #uwceshttp://www.slideshare.net/skrabut
    • 2. Information is available everywhere.
    • 3. You are a professional eager to stay abreast of new information.
    • 4. Going to individual sites to read about the latest information is time consuming.
    • 5. You would like to get through all of yourfavorite sites with minimal time and effort.
    • 6. Let me show you how to quickly stay current using RSS feeds.
    • 7. How to identify an RSS feed and subscribe to it.
    • 8. How to identify common RSS feeds from blogs and news sites.
    • 9. The key to finding an RSS feed is lookingfor an image that looks like one of these.
    • 10. These images or links can be found almost anywhere on a page.
    • 11. Pages may provide you with tools toautomate the subscription process.
    • 12. How to connect to a site when no RSS feed is available.
    • 13. There are a number of sites available to help turn a regular Web site into an RSS Feed.
    • 14. There are a number of directories to help you locate great resources to follow.
    • 15. The U.S. government has a number of useful RSS feeds.
    • 16. Alltop.com is a directory of blog sites to which you can subscribe.
    • 17. TheFreeDictionary.com has a number of RSS feeds on a variety of sites.
    • 18. How to get the most from yourRSS feed reader. Iwill be describing Google Reader.
    • 19. The key to using RSS feeds is to subscribeto them either manually or automatically.
    • 20. Manually Subscribe Step 1 - Locate the RSS Feed.
    • 21. Manually Subscribe Step 2 - Click on the link provided. You may have a page that has XML code on it, as this one does.
    • 22. Manually Subscribe Step 3 - Copy the URL from the browser address bar.
    • 23. Manually Subscribe Step 4 - Log in to Google Reader and Click on the Subscribe button.
    • 24. Manually Subscribe Step 5 - Paste in URL and click on the Add button.
    • 25. Automatically Subscribe Step 1 - Locate the RSS Feed and click on the + Google button.
    • 26. Automatically Subscribe Step 2 - Select the Add to Google Reader button.
    • 27. Automatically Subscribe Step 3 - Click on the Subscribe button.
    • 28. After you have subscribed to an RSS feed, you can organize them according to your needs.
    • 29. Organize in Folders Step 1 - Click on the newRSS feed that you added to Google Reader.
    • 30. 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.
    • 31. 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.
    • 32. Adding Tags Step 2 - Add a Tag in the field provided, and click on the Save button.
    • 33. Adding Tags Step 3 - Below the subscription folders, there are a list of tags that allow you to filter the posts.
    • 34. 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
    • 35. Here are shortcuts for reading RSS feeds in Google Reader.
    • 36. In the upper right corner of the page, there are navigation arrows that will help you move through posts.
    • 37. You can also use the J and K keys to scroll between posts.
    • 38. How to easily share RSS feeds and posts with others.
    • 39. Here are four methods for sharing individual posts with others.
    • 40. Google+1 Sharing Step 1 - Clicking on the +1 button link beneath the post.
    • 41. Google+1 Sharing Step 2 - Enter your comments in the space provided, add circles, and click on the Share button.
    • 42. Google+ Sharing Step 1 - Navigate to a post, and click on the G+ Share link.
    • 43. Google+1 Sharing Step 2 - Enter your comments in the space provided, add circles, and click on the Share button.
    • 44. Email Sharing Step 1 - Navigate to a post, and click on the Email link.
    • 45. Email Sharing Step 2 - Enter the To: email address, include a message, and click on the Send button.
    • 46. 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.
    • 47. Twitter or Facebook Sharing Step 2 - Edit the message andclick on the appropriate button to send the message, e.g., Tweet for Twitter.
    • 48. Here are the steps for sharing and subscribing to multiple RSS subscriptions using bundles.
    • 49. If you have a great set of RSS feeds on a topic, youcan share it with others using a subscription bundle.
    • 50. Step 1. Click on the down arrow to the right of asubscription folder. Click on the Create a bundle link.
    • 51. Step 2. Give your bundle a name and description.Drag additional subscriptions to the box provided.
    • 52. Step 3. Save the bundle and begin sharing it with others.
    • 53. Sharing a bundle by email Step 1 – Click on Browse for stuff link then click on View your bundles.
    • 54. Sharing a bundle by email Step 2 – Click on the Email to your friends link.
    • 55. Sharing a bundle by email Step 3 – Fill out the To andoptional Note to attach to your bundle, and click on the OK button.
    • 56. Sharing a bundle by email – The recipient will receive the following email message.
    • 57. 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.
    • 58. Create bundle link on Web Step 1 – Click on Browse for stuff link then click on View your bundles.
    • 59. Create bundle link on Web Step 2 – Click on the Create a bundle clip for your Website or blog link.
    • 60. Create bundle link on Web Step 3 – Copy and paste code into a page that supports Javascript.
    • 61. Finally, you can add a simple link to your subscriptionbundles or OPML file by copying the appropriate URL.
    • 62. Stay current with RSS feeds.
    • 63. Feed Your Professional DevelopmentProgram with RSS Feeds Stan SkrabutUniversity of Wyoming Extension @uwcesedtech #uwceshttp://www.slideshare.net/skrabut