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					               RSS For
              Education
•Whatis RSS?
•Ways RSS is being used.

•Ways to use RSS in Education.
What is RSS?
What is RSS?
   RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary
   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.
   Newsreaders(sometimes called aggregators) are very easy to
    find and use.
     Stand Alone Applications
     Through a Web Browser
   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.
The Ways RSS is
  being used.
            Ways RSS is being used:


                      RSS




Newsfeeds     Blogs         Wikis   Podcasts
             Newsfeeds
News and other content waiting
                      for you!
Getting Started with Newsfeeds

1. Decide upon a web-based aggregator or a
   desktop(stand alone) aggregator.
   A few examples:
       Web based: bloglines.com
       Desktop: Vienna
       Browser: Opera 9, Safari, Firefox Plug-in
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.
                   Blogs
Updated information from the
   people and topics you’re
               interested in.
Syndicated Blogs
   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.
                    Wikis
Be a part of actively creating
                      content.
Syndicated Wikis
   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.
         Podcasts
Audio content on the go.
    Audio/Video Content Awaits
   Podcasts and Video Podcasts(vodcasts) are
    becoming increasingly more popular, much
    as blogs did about 3 years ago.
   Basically, a podcast is an audio or video blog.
    It has limitless possibilities of content.
   Go to itunes music store and subscribe for
    free. (You can also use other applications to
    subscribe to and download podcasts.)
Create your own
         Feeds!
       It’s not hard!
You can be the source!
   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.
   Feeder: Excellent software to publish your own newsfeeds or
    podcasts.
   Garageband: Probably the simplest way to create your own podcast.
   Using Feedburner.com, you can turn any blog or feed address into a
    working feed. This is extremely easy!
   FeedYes.com makes it VERY easy to create your own feed or to
    make a feed from any website.
   U. of Mississippi has a great tutorial on adding an RSS feed to your
    website.
    (http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/research/publications/orspit/rss_howt
    o/index.html)
Ways to use RSS for
Education.
Major Time
    Saver!
    Social Bookmarking
   Create bookmarks of internet sites and then syndicate
    these findings.
   Great for groups researching a topic together or an
    instructor that wants to share great websites they have
    found.
   Others can subscribe to your bookmarks and receive
    them whenever the publisher adds a new bookmark.
   Use furl.net or de.lic.io.us to set up social bookmarking.
   Using de.lic.io.us you can just subscribe to a bookmark
    feed of any tag.
   Citeulike.org allows you to search academic papers and
    then subscribe to feeds on academic topics.
Student Blogs
   Students can keep their own blogs with their own rss
    feed.
   Blogger.com, etc. Offer free services.
   Others can subscribe to the blog and keep up to
    date with content.
   Comment on each others blogs
   Teachers can easily find individual student content
    by subscribing to individual feeds or by combining all
    the student feeds into one class feed.
Classroom, School, or
Community Newsfeeds
   Classroom or School Blogs. Parents/Students will
    receive new content as it is made available.
   Classroom calendars of events
   Assignments sent to your news reader.
   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.
Syndicated Photos
   Using a service such as Flickr, it is possible
    to syndicate photos.
   As new photos are added, newsreaders will
    update content.
   Subscribe to feeds of photos with certain
    tags, such as “yosemite”.
Auditory Learners Rejoice!
   It is possible to transform a textual feed into
    audio using talkr.com or feed2podcast.com
   A great way to reach learners with a variety
    of styles.
   Post notes into a blog and then can receive
    the audio.
Create personalized
searchable RSS feeds
  Create an RSS feed based upon a any topic or even
   combinations of topics.
 This is EXTREMELY COOL!

 Get up to the minute news on any topic as it becomes
   available.
 Go to:

http://www.justinpfister.com/gnewsfeed.cfm
Or just go to Yahoo, Google, MSN
Combine your feeds
   Combine feeds to receive one feed.
   Go to: feedshake.com or rssmix.com
   Useful for a variety of purposes.
Syndicate your Calendar
 Keep a calendar and have new events sent
  to your newsreader.
 Set up a newsfeed that will let you know
  what events you have scheduled for that day.
 Google Calendar, Trumba.com,

RSS Calendar
To Do Lists
   Have your to do lists sent to you through a
    feed. Reminders to be more productive.
   Remberthemilk.com or Tadalist.com
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