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RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom
     

RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom

by John G. Hendron
 

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A powerful technology, but a simple concept, RSS (“Really Simple Syndication”) makes it possible to easily access frequently updated content on the Internet. RSS allows you to “subscribe” to content and have updates automatically delivered to your computer. Many Web 2.0 tools, including blogs, podcasts, and wikis, have been made even more

Overview

A powerful technology, but a simple concept, RSS (“Really Simple Syndication”) makes it possible to easily access frequently updated content on the Internet. RSS allows you to “subscribe” to content and have updates automatically delivered to your computer. Many Web 2.0 tools, including blogs, podcasts, and wikis, have been made even more useful with the advent of RSS technology.

Let expert John Hendron show you how to use a news aggregator to harness the power of RSS for a variety of purposes, including classroom projects, professional development, and keeping students and parents informed. Learn how to use free and inexpensive software such as Garage Band and Audacity to manipulate audio files and create podcasts. Explore the pros and cons of various blogging platforms. Have your students blog, and use RSS to deliver their assignments to you automatically. With RSS and the Read/Write Web, the possibilities are endless.

A glossary and an extensive list of online resources round out this essential guide to the power of Web syndication.

Features

A complete introduction to RSS technology
How to harness the power of RSS for educational purposes
The pros and cons of low-cost and free Web 2.0 software

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564844156
Publisher:
International Society for Technology in Education
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
308
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

John G. Hendron has been employed since 1999 as a teacher and instructional technologist for Goochland County Public Schools in Virginia. Hendron produces a regular podcast for members of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE). In December, 2006, he received the Virginia State Technology Leadership Award.

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