My shared items.
I have used something like RSS in my personal blog to look up my friends and family blogs. I have to go to my blog and then listed on the side is all the new updated blogs that I follow. It makes life so much easier so that I don’t have to check fifty different blogs. The RSS feed is just like that.
There are many different ways that I could use this in the classroom. One way would be for each of my students to create a blog and then have assignments be posted on their blogs. On the blogs not only would they do assignments but they could also pose questions and get answers from their fellow classmates and teacher. This would really work well for the introverts who really struggle speaking in front of groups. I would have all the students set up an RSS feed from the class and part of their grade would be participation on the blogs once a week or every other week.
I wish that I was teaching in a class where I could implement it. It sounds like it could be a lot of fun. The RSS feed takes all the time consumption out of the way and allows the teacher to really focus on the information and questions posted.
There are many benefits I am going to gain from the knowledge that I learned about using RSS. One thing, I don’t have to look up all the different news websites that I go to. I can have updated news brought to me. Another benefit is time. All the time I spent looking up things can now be spent looking up more things J or spending more time with my family. Along with using RSS, knowing how to share it allows for greater communication and instant information transfer. RSS also allows you to focus on the information that you want to receive instead of searching through tons of different information that you really don’t need or want to look at.