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  • 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. About Ourselves
        • What subjects do you teach?
        • Do you know what RSS is?
        • Who has used RSS?
  • 3. What is RSS?
    • RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication
  • 4. RSS in Plain English http://snipurl.com/1w8wi
  • 5. RSS is like getting many newspapers delivered to you.
    • But with only your favourite sections
  • 6.
        • 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
  • 7. So what do RSS symbols look like?
  • 8. Feed Readers: Places to collect your feeds into one place
  • 9. BlogLines
    • http://www.bloglines.com/
  • 10. iGoogle
    • http://www.google.com/ig
  • 11. NetVibes
    • http://www.netvibes.com
  • 12. How to subscribe: Looking for feed symbols and links on websites
  • 13. Recommendation: Use Firefox as your browser! Free download from: www.mozilla.com
  • 14. Examples of RSS Feeds: Blogs
  • 15. Examples of RSS Feeds: Blogs
  • 16. Examples of RSS Feeds: YouTube Channels
  • 17. Examples of RSS Feeds: YouTube Playlists
  • 18. NetVibes Great Example: http://www.netvibes.com/titian#Introduction
  • 19. NetVibes Add Content
  • 20. Other Useful RSS Tools
  • 21. Page2RSS http://page2rss.com/ Make a static web page into a feed to keep track of updates.
  • 22. Google Alert http://www.google.co.nz/alerts Be updated on any latest news, blogs or website additions around a key topic.
  • 23. Nourish http://nouri.sh/ Turn feeds of your choice into email newsletters that people can subscribe to.
  • 24.
    • 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?
  • 25.
    • 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