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RSS in Education

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RSS in Education

  1. 1. RSS For Education <ul><li>What is RSS? </li></ul><ul><li>Ways RSS is being used. </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to use RSS in Education. </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is RSS ?
  3. 3. What is RSS? <ul><li>RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Very simply, it is a web page with a .xml file type that can be subscribed to and read by a newsreader(aggregator). The aggregator will find the new content and display it when it becomes available. </li></ul><ul><li>Newsreaders(sometimes called aggregators) are very easy to find and use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stand Alone Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through a Web Browser </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In essence, it is content that comes to you, instead of having to search for it. It will save you an infinite amount of time. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Ways RSS is being used.
  5. 5. Ways RSS is being used:
  6. 6. Newsfeeds News and other content waiting for you!
  7. 7. Getting Started with Newsfeeds <ul><li>1. Decide upon a web-based aggregator or a desktop(stand alone) aggregator. </li></ul><ul><li>A few examples: </li></ul><ul><li> Web based: bloglines.com </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop: Vienna </li></ul><ul><li>Browser: Opera 9, Safari, Firefox Plug-in </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2. Start subscribing to feeds! This can be done in a few ways. Generally anytime you see these symbols, it means the web site you are on has a newsfeed. Find the icon and copy the link location. Then go back to your newsreader and paste it in the appropriate place. If you want help finding newsfeeds, go to: Technorati.com or Feedster.com • Opera 9 and Safari make this VERY easy.
  9. 9. Blogs Updated information from the people and topics you’re interested in.
  10. 10. Syndicated Blogs <ul><li>Many blogs are now offering syndicated material. Once you subscribe to the newsfeed, anytime the blog has a new entry, your newsreader will detect the new content and make it available to you. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wikis Be a part of actively creating content.
  12. 12. Syndicated Wikis <ul><li>As with blogs, a syndicated Wiki would just be a standard Wiki, but anytime any of the content changed on the Wiki, all the subscribers would be notified. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Podcasts Audio content on the go.
  14. 14. Audio/Video Content Awaits <ul><li>Podcasts and Video Podcasts(vodcasts) are becoming increasingly more popular, much as blogs did about 3 years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>Basically, a podcast is an audio or video blog. It has limitless possibilities of content. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to itunes music store and subscribe for free. (You can also use other applications to subscribe to and download podcasts.) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Create your own Feeds! It’s not hard!
  16. 16. You can be the source! <ul><li>As long as you have a website or a blog of your own, you can create your own newsfeed. In reality you can also find websites that will enable you to create a feed. </li></ul><ul><li>Feeder: Excellent software to publish your own newsfeeds or podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Garageband: Probably the simplest way to create your own podcast. </li></ul><ul><li>Using Feedburner.com, you can turn any blog or feed address into a working feed. This is extremely easy! </li></ul><ul><li>FeedYes.com makes it VERY easy to create your own feed or to make a feed from any website. </li></ul><ul><li>U. of Mississippi has a great tutorial on adding an RSS feed to your website. (http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/research/publications/orspit/rss_howto/index.html) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Ways to use RSS for Education .
  18. 18. Major Time Saver!
  19. 19. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Create bookmarks of internet sites and then syndicate these findings. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for groups researching a topic together or an instructor that wants to share great websites they have found. </li></ul><ul><li>Others can subscribe to your bookmarks and receive them whenever the publisher adds a new bookmark. </li></ul><ul><li>Use furl.net or de.lic.io.us to set up social bookmarking. </li></ul><ul><li>Using de.lic.io.us you can just subscribe to a bookmark feed of any tag. </li></ul><ul><li>Citeulike.org allows you to search academic papers and then subscribe to feeds on academic topics. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Student Blogs <ul><li>Students can keep their own blogs with their own rss feed. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger.com, etc. Offer free services. </li></ul><ul><li>Others can subscribe to the blog and keep up to date with content. </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on each others blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can easily find individual student content by subscribing to individual feeds or by combining all the student feeds into one class feed. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Classroom, School, or Community Newsfeeds <ul><li>Classroom or School Blogs. Parents/Students will receive new content as it is made available. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom calendars of events </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments sent to your news reader. </li></ul><ul><li>server.com/communityapps/discussionapp This is a great place to set up a learning community. It will send out newsfeeds of discussion amongst a community of learners. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Syndicated Photos <ul><li>Using a service such as Flickr , it is possible to syndicate photos. </li></ul><ul><li>As new photos are added, newsreaders will update content. </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to feeds of photos with certain tags, such as “yosemite”. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Auditory Learners Rejoice! <ul><li>It is possible to transform a textual feed into audio using talkr.com or feed2podcast.com </li></ul><ul><li>A great way to reach learners with a variety of styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Post notes into a blog and then can receive the audio. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Create personalized searchable RSS feeds <ul><li>Create an RSS feed based upon a any topic or even combinations of topics. </li></ul><ul><li>This is EXTREMELY COOL! </li></ul><ul><li>Get up to the minute news on any topic as it becomes available. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to : </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.justinpfister.com/gnewsfeed.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Or just go to Yahoo, Google, MSN </li></ul>
  25. 25. Combine your feeds <ul><li>Combine feeds to receive one feed. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to: feedshake.com or rssmix.com </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for a variety of purposes. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Syndicate your Calendar <ul><li>Keep a calendar and have new events sent to your newsreader. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a newsfeed that will let you know what events you have scheduled for that day. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Calendar, Trumba.com, </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Calendar </li></ul>
  27. 27. To Do Lists <ul><li>Have your to do lists sent to you through a feed. Reminders to be more productive. </li></ul><ul><li>Remberthemilk.com or Tadalist.com </li></ul>
  28. 28. Resources/Links/References <ul><li>RSS: A Quick Start Guide for Educators, Will Richardson, www. weblog-ed .com , 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Ideas for Educators, Quentin D’Souza, http://www. teachinghacks .com </li></ul><ul><li>Data Harvesting: Using RSS for Education, Robin Bartoletti, http: //ctln . net/Members/rbart/rss </li></ul>
  29. 29. Resources/Links/References <ul><li>Other Websites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://localendar.com/elsie </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.learningcircuits.org/2004/may2004/0405_trends.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.faganfinder.com/search/rss.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.basement.org/archives/2006/01/taking_rss_beyond_headlines_pa.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3223484.stm </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/03/05/165927.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/jan04/richardson.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/home </li></ul><ul><li>http://feedshake.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.feedster.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.googlealert.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.justinpfister.com/gnewsfeed.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.engadget.com/2004/11/23/how-to-broadcatching-using-rss-bittorrent-to-automatically/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://channels.lockergnome.com/rss/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.furl.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://searchenginewatch.com/sereport/article.php/2175271 </li></ul><ul><li>http://w.moreover.com/categories/category_list_rss.html </li></ul>
  30. 30. Resources/Links/References <ul><li>http://www.netvibes.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/03/technology/techspecial3/03ethan.html?ex=1142053200&en=a31c7fe76481f642&ei=5070 </li></ul><ul><li>http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/siteenhancements/a/rssuses.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pubsub.com/newsgroups.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.site-reference.com/articles/Website-Development/Quick-and-Easy-Site-Content-with-RSS-and-PHP.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.reinventedsoftware.com/feeder/features.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://allrss.com/rssfeeds.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rssmix.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rsscalendar.com/rss/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.syndic8.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachinghacks.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://technorati.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.techweb.com/article/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=57700173 </li></ul><ul><li>http://technologysource.org/article/rss/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://radio.xmlstoragesystem.com/rcsPublic/rssHotlist </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.trumba.com/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/research/publications/orspit/rss_howto/index.html </li></ul>

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