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General RSS introduction

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    General RSS introduction General RSS introduction Presentation Transcript

    • Using RSS Readers to Manage Self Letting information that matches your needs as a learner come to you rather than you having to go and look for it.
    • About Ourselves
          • What subjects do you teach?
          • Do you know what RSS is?
          • Who has used RSS?
    • What is RSS?
      • RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication
    • RSS in Plain English http://snipurl.com/1w8wi
    • RSS is like getting many newspapers delivered to you.
      • But with only your favourite sections
          • News Headlines
          • Web Search updates
          • Blogs
          • Blog Search Results
          • Del.icio.us
          • Flickr Groups
          • Wikis updates
          • Podcasts
          • Additions to a YouTube channel.
      Types of Information RSS Can Bring to You Any content from any page where you see an RSS symbol
    • So what do RSS symbols look like?
    • Feed Readers: Places to collect your feeds into one place
    • BlogLines
      • http://www.bloglines.com/
    • iGoogle
      • http://www.google.com/ig
    • NetVibes
      • http://www.netvibes.com
    • How to subscribe: Looking for feed symbols and links on websites
    • Recommendation: Use Firefox as your browser! Free download from: www.mozilla.com
    • Examples of RSS Feeds: Blogs
    • Examples of RSS Feeds: Blogs
    • Examples of RSS Feeds: YouTube Channels
    • Examples of RSS Feeds: YouTube Playlists
    • NetVibes Great Example: http://www.netvibes.com/titian#Introduction
    • NetVibes Add Content
    • Other Useful RSS Tools
    • Page2RSS http://page2rss.com/ Make a static web page into a feed to keep track of updates.
    • Google Alert http://www.google.co.nz/alerts Be updated on any latest news, blogs or website additions around a key topic.
    • Nourish http://nouri.sh/ Turn feeds of your choice into email newsletters that people can subscribe to.
      • For your own professional development? For use with and by your students? Alignment with the key competencies? What will you do from here?
      So what are the possibilities?
      • I have borrowed heavily from this slideshow:
      • http://www.slideshare.net/bwatwood/using-rss
      • Should the creator of this slideshow wish me to remove their content from my slides, please email me at suzievesper@gmail.com