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


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