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RSS Feeds

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What is RSS?

RSS White Paper

RSS: A Quick Start Guide for Educators

RSS from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

RSS in Plain English

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RSS is a family of web feed formats, specified in XML and used for Web syndication. RSS is used by (among other things) news websites, weblogs and podcasting. The abbreviation is variously used to refer to the following standards:

* Really Simple Syndication

* Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)

* RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0)

* Real-time Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)

Web feeds provide web content or summaries of web content together with links to the full versions of the content, and other metadata. RSS in particular, delivers this information as an XML file called an RSS feed, webfeed, RSS stream, or RSS channel. In addition to facilitating syndication, web feeds allow a website's frequent readers to track updates on the site using an aggregator.


What Can I Do With RSS?

  • Aggregate important information for your class and make it available for your students. Here's an example using Deli.cio.us
  • Ballbug spotlights the most buzzed-about baseball news from thousands of web sites. It auto-generates a summary page every 5 minutes, drawing on local news sites, national sports media, and baseball bloggers of various stripes.
  • RSS Ideas for Educators is a comprehensive pdf on RSS with lots of information on what rss is and many different ideas for its use in education.


Feed Readers

The State of Online Feed Readers


Check out my RSS Feeds!

These are feeds from My Web 2.0 on Yahoo! I can use my tags to determine which items get sent in a feed. Below is an example of pages I've saved in My Web tagged with Web 2.0, Office Apps, Calendars, and Wikis.


Podcasts RSS

Web20 Apps

Office Apps




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