Really Simple RSS

What is RSS? Really Simple Syndication
A web feed format that allows you to keep up with your favorite podcasts, blogs, news, websites, databases, etc.

Partners with class blogs- teachers can “subscribe” to students’ blogs and view all new additions without having to access each page individually
How does RSS work?

How do I use RSS?
To use RSS to its fullest, you will need a reader. Readers organize your RSS feeds in one place.

If you wish to create an RSS feed for an existing website, you can do so easily by using a site such as

What are the differences between the readers?

Where do I find RSS feeds?

Look on your favorite webpages for the RSS symbol. Click on it to subscribe to the feed and let any neww additions come to you in your reader.
What if you don't know any blogs or want to try some new blogs?
Most readers have a search option where you can look up various topics.
You can also find popular, recommended sites here:
TechLearning: Blogs for Teachers and Administrators
Best of the Web Blogs: Education
Google Weblogs: Instructional Technology

Why Use RSS in Education?

For Students
Students can subscribe to podcasts of classes if teachers upload lectures regularly
Subscribe to teacher’s blogs, wikis, sports team info or assignment pages
If homework is posted on teachers' blogs each day and students subscribe to their teacher's blogs, all assignment can be found in one place
Daily announcements
Research on current events is brought to students from databases
For Teachers
Teachers can “subscribe” to students’ blogs and view all new additions for their entire class in one place
Professional development

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