September 29, 2012

Learning Via RSS

Filed under: Uncategorized — by kschreckengost @ 9:27 pm

What a week! It has been a challenge for me this week as I strive to advance my knowledge of using blogs and RSS feeds as powerful online tools for education. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling like a fish out of water! After many hours of reading and experimenting with different web tools, I’ve come to realize that my understanding is not going to increase until I keep practicing using these tools over and over again. So, that’s what I’ve been doing. I might not be an expert yet, but I am trying. 🙂

Right now, I am focusing on using RSS feeds to advance my learning and knowledge of school-aged speech-language pathology and in finding educational resources for homeschooling online. I have set up some search feeds in my Google Reader for these terms and I have also subscribed to some specific blogs that I have found to be extremely resourceful.

Once I have become comfortable enough using RSS on my own, I’d like to start using it with my students. I am really amazed at how easy it is to bring the read/write web to me! Using RSS is going to be a great resource for finding information for research papers or unit studies that we will be completing.



  1. I am so glad I am not the only one who does not feel comfortable with this yet! This implications of RSS are amazing but overwhelming at the same time. I, too, was thinking the RSS feeds would be a great research resource and I was thinking a class wiki on our topic would be great. The only problem I foresee is that the school computers will block the wiki from the student accounts and they will not be able to use this resource as effortlessly as I hope. Hopefully this is something that will not be an issue for you and that it can be a great resource! Good luck!

    Comment by dawnlfrye — September 30, 2012 @ 12:48 am |Reply

  2. A fish out of water…what a great metaphor! I think so many people feel like that when learning about these new tools. But you are doing it! And one of the great things about this class is that you are made to continue using these tools so that you eventually feel comfortable (and confident) with the tools, terms, technology, etc. I can’t tell you how many times I feel like I actually know what the “tech” guys are discussing now that I have had a chance to use some of these 2.0 Web tools. You have some great ideas as to how you can allow your kids to use RSS.

    Comment by jennhund — September 30, 2012 @ 12:59 am |Reply

  3. Kelly-

    I like RSS very much, but like anything else it is going to take time to get use too. I think all of the Web 2.0 tools we are going to use and be exposed to in this class will be valuable and will take time to master. I am really glad we are being exposed to these tools.

    Comment by robertreedut11 — September 30, 2012 @ 4:58 am |Reply

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