RSS

This is a great tool for keeping you up to date with what is published on-line in sites that you subscribe to. It is free and easy to do!
Begin by viewing this great explanatory video from the team at commoncraft:
Commoncraft RSS Video
Here are some examples of how you might use RSS in your classroom:
  • create RSS feeds from on-line journals or web sites or blogs that relate to a topic that students are studying. Students can check to see what has been newly written on the topic as they move their way through the study.
  • Get students to search for sites to subscribe to as an introductory activity to a new unit.
  • Daily headlines from prominent newspapers can be subsribed to and prove valuable when studying current events.
Teachers can also subscribe to sites (blogs, web pages, on-line journals etc) that support their teaching, subject area or particular interest area.