General RSS introduction

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General RSS introduction

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

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