RSS for Ten-Year-Olds


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RSS for Ten-Year-Olds

  1. 1. RSS and Online Reading Created by Willy Kjellstrom All images are Creative Commons licensed and properly attributed with links to the original source.
  2. 2. What is the boy holding? Photo:
  3. 3. A Radio!
  4. 4. How does a radio play music? Photo:
  5. 5. The Basics of Radio & Audio <ul><li>If you have a receiver (a radio), then you can listen to whatever is transmitted. </li></ul><ul><li>No purchasing, downloading, or driving is necessary; you just need to be close enough to receive the signal. </li></ul>Photo: Photo:
  6. 6. <ul><li>Did you know that there are “radio signals” for content that is on the Internet? </li></ul><ul><li>This means that you don’t have to go to a website (concert or radio station) to know what is happening or what has been updated (music). </li></ul>
  7. 7. Radio Signals = RSS Feeds Photo: = Music on the Radio Internet Content
  8. 8. Radio = Feed Reader <ul><li>In order to receive Internet content (listen to music), you have to have a feed reader (radio). </li></ul>Photo: =
  9. 9. RSS Feeds and Feed Readers mean that you don’t have to go to a website to learn about new content.
  10. 10. The Internet content comes to you just like listening to music on the radio.
  11. 11. Me <ul><li>I love… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends and Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wake Forest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coldplay, U2, and O.A.R. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading about what other teachers are doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Internet tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College football </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Internet is a fantastic place to learn about things that I love. </li></ul><ul><li>If I tried to visit all of the places where I might find information about the things that I love, I would… </li></ul>
  12. 12. Photo: Go Crazy,
  13. 13. Photo: Lose My Job, or
  14. 14. Photo: Grow Old Quickly.
  15. 15. Me and My Interests I have a lot of interests. I am lucky because I know about RSS Feeds and Feed Readers. I won’t go crazy, lose my job, or grow old trying to keep up with my interests. I tune into the signal, and the information comes to me.
  16. 16. RSS Feed <ul><li>The RSS Feed is the radio signal. You have to look to see if it available. </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds often appear in the web address bar. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to and look for the RSS icon in the web address bar. </li></ul>Photo:
  17. 17. There’s an RSS Feed! <ul><li>If I can tune into this RSS Feed (radio signal) with my Feed Reader (radio), then I don’t have to come back to this page to see if there are updates on the Trinity School home page. </li></ul><ul><li>All I need is a Feed Reader (radio)… </li></ul>
  18. 18. All I need is a Feed Reader (radio)… RSS Feeds Are Everywhere! ESPN: Photo: Photo: Books for Young Adults and Children:
  19. 19. Even Your Teachers Have RSS Feeds! <ul><li>Go to the Trinity School website  Virtual Trinity  Writer’s Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Faculty and Staff </li></ul>All I need is a Feed Reader (radio)…
  20. 20. Feed Reader <ul><li>The next lesson will cover how to use, tune, and setup your Feed Reader (radio). </li></ul><ul><li>I am willing to bet that there are only 3-4 parents in the classroom who know about RSS feeds. Share what you now know! </li></ul>