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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: </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: or • 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, you can turn any blog or feed address into a working feed. This is extremely easy! </li></ul><ul><li> 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. ( </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 or to set up social bookmarking. </li></ul><ul><li>Using you can just subscribe to a bookmark feed of any tag. </li></ul><ul><li> 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>, 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> 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 or </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> </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: or </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,, </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> or </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>
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