What is RSS?

Most commonly know as Really Simple Syndication but also know as Rich Site Summary
It's a format for Aggregating web content that is updated frequently into one place. Rather than visiting 20 or 30 sites or wading through spam in your e-mail, information comes to you in one place. You can read subscribe and get information from News sites and blogs. Whenever information is updated at the web site, the aggregator is updated.
RSS Diagram

Jason Rhode

RSS in Plain English

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU




  • Make a list of newspapers or sites that you frequent often that you want to use to start building your RSS Reader.
  • Check to see if they have an RSS Feed
  • How could an RSS reader fit into your job?
  • How you can see RSS being used in your school? Take a look at use feed readers to organize student thinking

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