Rss Why Should I Care

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RSS is an emerging technology for learning, but why should I give a toss?

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Rss Why Should I Care

  1. 1. Why should I care? RSS
  2. 2. What is RSS? <ul><li>R eally S imple S yndication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or Rich Site Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Traditional online sources of information require you to visit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do I stay in touch? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS pushes the content you choose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic content aggregation and organisation </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How does it work? <ul><li>Sites with frequently updated content encapsulate the ‘headlines’ and make them available in a format read by RSS readers. </li></ul><ul><li>As consumers, we subscribe in one of a number of ways. </li></ul><ul><li>As the host site refreshes its content, your aggregated version updates too. </li></ul>
  4. 5. PageFlakes.com <ul><li>RSS Aggregator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pulls together any rss feed into one page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be organised into topic pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can include widgets as well as rss feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can include podcast feeds and video feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can Pagecast to an audience (or class) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>So what? </li></ul>
  5. 6. So much content… so little time <ul><li>Choose something you are interested in (not just education) </li></ul><ul><li>How long have you been interested in it? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the leaders in this field? </li></ul><ul><li>How much has it changed in the time you have been interested in it? </li></ul>
  6. 9. We must learn about this world we are teaching in... <ul><li>We must model learning by being learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do your students see you learning? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Close the gap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you have a program of professional reading? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is professional reading a luxury or an imperative? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We need stimlus to be reflective </li></ul>
  7. 10. Will it help me teach? <ul><li>Pagecasts on a particular topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal issues related to Stage 6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fan fiction at www.fanfiction.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social justice issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science news for space and astronomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr images on a topic </li></ul></ul>
  8. 11. You too can get syndicated <ul><li>Podcast your lessons to ShareCast </li></ul><ul><li>Use a public blog and have your students subscribe </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to your students’ wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Publish your students’ writing to the world </li></ul>
  9. 12. How to add a feed

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