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Feed the Mind with RSS

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Feed the Mind with RSS

  1. 1. Feed the Mind with RSS Presented by Cathy Nelson [email_address]
  2. 2. Http //www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2007/04/key_question.html
  3. 5. How do you know so much? <ul><li>RSS </li></ul>
  4. 6. What is RSS?
  5. 7. But you said feed…
  6. 8. How do you use RSS feeds?
  7. 9. Programs to Get Feeds
  8. 10. RSS Explained RSS in Plain English
  9. 11. TIP for Teachers
  10. 13. Why do you need RSS? <ul><li>Time saver </li></ul><ul><li>Anywhere, anytime. </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines , Google Reader , iGoogle </li></ul>
  11. 14. What can you subscribe to? <ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter updates </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul>
  12. 18. Bloglines - Screenshot
  13. 19. <ul><li>Blogs may be the most common source of RSS feeds. </li></ul>
  14. 20. Podcasts <ul><li>Common source of feeds--audio and even video </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Find some PD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>at Educational Podcasting Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Education category in the iTunes Podcast Directory) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 21. Blogs to Explore <ul><li>http: //supportblogging .com/ </li></ul>
  16. 22. Finding Good Podcasts!
  17. 24. Grammar Girl Teaching Example
  18. 25. Professional Development Example
  19. 26. Educational Podcasting Network <ul><li>http: //epnweb .org/ </li></ul>
  20. 27. More Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Photosharing </li></ul><ul><li>Webcasts -->podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Hitchhikr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul></ul>
  21. 28. HitchHickr
  22. 29. Technorati
  23. 33. What does this all mean? <ul><li>You can learn about new tools by following educator-targeted blogs and podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Be a model for teachers--studies show when initiatives coming from the top down are modeled, teachers become adopters </li></ul>
  24. 34. Begin Small… <ul><li>Find some blogs you like, and begin reading…and commenting </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to a reader </li></ul><ul><li>Share “ah-ha’s” with colleagues and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Grow and learn… </li></ul>
  25. 36. Network It's all about the
  26. 37. Thanks for Coming! <ul><li>Contact me- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The handout: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online and available at: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://technotuesday.edublogs.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My personal b log “TechnoTuesday” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access the “Presentation Material” from the navigation bar </li></ul></ul></ul>

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