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Presentation about RSS Feeds in education for Staff Development. Presented to the Wando High School faculty in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

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<ul><li>1.RSS FeedsPresented By:Larry CrosswellWando High School </li></ul> <p>2. The Big Picture You want all the news about Wando High School How can you get it? Look in the Charleston Paper and the Moultrie News andthe Daniel Island News and WCIV and WCBD andWCSC.OR Do a Google News search on Wando High School everytime you want to check for articles and storiesOR Subscribe to an RSS feed through Google News and letyour computer check all the news sources and bring thenews to youWhich option sounds easiest? 3. What is RSS? Really Simple Syndication Small text file that summarizes a webpage or article Revised every time a webpage is updated Since it is text, it requires very little bandwidth Written in XML 4. We must revisit how we receive information Picture from www.deskshare.com 5. Why RSS is great for you Free subscriptions No disclosure of identity Cancel at any time Information finds you Stay on top of current educational ideas Quickly scan multiple content streams and click on items of interest saving time 6. Things you can do with RSS News syndication What your friends and family would Search for information via RSS like for Christmas Aggregate your feeds Be notified of traffic conditions Display news on your website Be notified of updates in police and fire Display news on your mobile device department logs Collect all your email in RSS Web metrics Get RSS content through your email Virus and security alerts Track Fedex packages Events and happenings in your city discount air fares Gaming statistics Bargains at Ebay Search for jobs Get stock updates Easing government bureaucracy Get the weather reports Create your own news aggregator page What people are saying about you, your Keep track of your notescompany, your products Find recent photos taken near you Music, radio shows, TV clips Build maps Stay updated on someone's schedule Make Tag Clouds Get cinema schedule updates All those sites without RSS Read your favorite comics Become a comment blogger What other people are surfing Patent Searching Automatically backup your weblog posts Keep your acquaintances updated with Get software updates your latest contact details Get the latest bittorrent files and p*** Ditch Your Girlfriend Shopping deals at Amazon.com and others Print Your Feedshttp://www.timyang.com/wiki/doku.php?id=lists:thingsyoucando 7. How does it work? First pick an RSS Aggregator Browser Based - Mozilla Desktop Based News Gator Internet Based https://www.google.com/reader/ Now find information to subscribe to! Blogs, news, searches, podcasts, image pages, social bookmarks 8. How do I set up for RSS?I highly recommend Google Reader 9. Lets get an account Go to https://reader.google.com Click on Create an Account Fill out all information Submit 10. Welcome to Google ReaderClick here to searchfor a feed 11. Lets subscribe!Click here toadd the feed 12. Now you are subscribed 13. How do I subscribe? Look for the RSS icons Click on the icon 14. What does all this look like? HINT: RSS links are often found at the bottom of a page 15. What does all this look like?Click here 16. After you click on the RSS icon Click here 17. Lets Organize Folders are the key Group by topicClick here 18. Folder Party! Click here to make a new folder 19. Example: Get specific news Step 1 Go to http://news.google.com Step 2 Type in your search in the search box and click search Step 3 Look on the left column for the RSS link and click it Step 4 Select Add to Google Reader 20. Google News for WHSType in your search(should have been done prior to this page) Click RSS and add it toyour Google Reader 21. The future here at Wando Online discussion groups Shared pages via departments Shared pages via curriculum teams Shared pages via the school How do you do this? Subscribe to my blog and I will show you over the next few weeks http://lcrosswell.edublogs.org/ 22. Questions and/or comments </p>