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

Examples

Aggregators

Activity

  • 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

Resources for iGoogle



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUeRm12xl7E


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5Xb5I_LZXk

Resources for Google Reader



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65iL0Q97RCg

Reading

Education Subscription Sources