RSS Bringing the World Wide Web to You Brian Grenier Technical Site Coordinator El Paso ISD [email_address] http://bumpont...
Workshop Overview <ul><li>What is RSS? </li></ul><ul><li>What to look for… </li></ul><ul><li>How can RSS be used in your c...
First, a few questions…
What are your personal and professional interests?
What are you passionate about? What do you care about?
How do you currently learn and grow in those areas?
How do you find these things?
Do  you  visit particular websites that are updated frequently?
What is RSS? <ul><li>Rich Site Summary  or  Real Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to subscribe to webpages ...
 
RSS Feed Aggregators <ul><li>The tool that brings your feeds to you in one place. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a “personalize...
What to Look For…
Google Reader <ul><li>Set up Google account </li></ul><ul><li>Adding subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing folders ...
www.google.com/reader
How Can RSS be Used in the Classroom? <ul><li>Track current news feeds related to a particular subject. </li></ul><ul><li>...
RSS and Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Store, classify, share, and search Internet bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Access your boo...
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  1. 1. RSS Bringing the World Wide Web to You Brian Grenier Technical Site Coordinator El Paso ISD [email_address] http://bumpontheblog.etowns.net
  2. 2. Workshop Overview <ul><li>What is RSS? </li></ul><ul><li>What to look for… </li></ul><ul><li>How can RSS be used in your classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feed aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Google accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Explore Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>RSS and Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Establish del.icio.us accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Explore del.icio.us </li></ul>
  3. 3. First, a few questions…
  4. 4. What are your personal and professional interests?
  5. 5. What are you passionate about? What do you care about?
  6. 6. How do you currently learn and grow in those areas?
  7. 7. How do you find these things?
  8. 8. Do you visit particular websites that are updated frequently?
  9. 9. What is RSS? <ul><li>Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to subscribe to webpages </li></ul><ul><li>STOP SURFING THE WEB </li></ul><ul><li>Content comes to you </li></ul><ul><li>XML makes subscribing to a page possible </li></ul><ul><li>Saves time </li></ul>
  10. 11. RSS Feed Aggregators <ul><li>The tool that brings your feeds to you in one place. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a “personalized newspaper” </li></ul><ul><li>Many to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>2 Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up for a RSS aggregator account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to webpages </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. What to Look For…
  12. 13. Google Reader <ul><li>Set up Google account </li></ul><ul><li>Adding subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing folders </li></ul><ul><li>Item view </li></ul><ul><li>How to remove a feed </li></ul><ul><li>Goodies </li></ul><ul><li>How to share </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul>
  13. 14. www.google.com/reader
  14. 15. How Can RSS be Used in the Classroom? <ul><li>Track current news feeds related to a particular subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to student generated blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to blog comments to easily follow conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow a particular search feed related to a particular topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to a news feed and use as a way to discuss current events. </li></ul><ul><li>Compile a list of class generated bookmarks. </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to a podcast relevant to your curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Add a photo feed to your webpage </li></ul>
  15. 16. RSS and Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Store, classify, share, and search Internet bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Access your bookmarks anywhere you have web access </li></ul><ul><li>RSS allows people to subscribe to your bookmarks </li></ul>
  16. 17. del.icio.us

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