Will Richardson
RSS: The New Killer App for Educators
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RSS (Real Simple Syndication) allows you to subscribe to feeds and read them in the aggregator – the information is delivered to you versus trying to go out and find it…

The “Reader” (aggregator) is like the “daily textbook” focusing primarily on your passions…

Google Reader is recommended by Will…
Bloglines and Netvibes are recommended by Chris Craft

All these aggregators require an account, but they are FREE… however, Google does give you access to GMail, Google Docs, etc.

Subscribe to the feeds to allow content to enter into the reader, search through the reader by clicking on “Add Subscription”… be sure to organize it as you go along…

Will says to start slow… limit yourself to 10 feeds in the beginning, see how you feel and go from there… BEWARE of information overload and of subscribing to blogs without actually knowing if the content is credible and worthwhile… Think of the good practices in the classroom we focus on with the students in the classroom regarding finding information on the Internet… always feel free to unsubscribe…

Search with Google to find RSS feeds by typing in the keywords and include RSS…

True collaboration will come when you ditch the bookmarks, which you lose anyway if the computer crashes or you don’t copy them to the new computer you get. Get a social bookmarking site… let everyone else learn from you by seeing your bookmarks, not to mention being able to access your bookmarks anywhere…

del.icio.us
diigo
digg

Ironic how some of the mentioned social bookmarking sites all start with “d”…

RSS to Javascript – Google this to dynamically update…

Pageflakes… a transparent, open webpage based on the tags from RSS… it is dynamically updated… hence you never have to touch it again – unless you want to or need to… think of the possibilities for the education world…

Welcome to Web 2.0… a transparent world where the more you share, the more you can learn…

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