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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Using RSS in school and life

I was talking with another teacher today about RSS and he said that he finds that RSS allows him to spend less time online because the information finds him (via Stumbleupon), instead of vice versa...what a great way of looking at it!
Then someone else, says, "It's like a remote control or tivo for the internet!" So true.
Here's a blog by Alisa Miller (100 Cool Things You Can Do With RSS)
I use these on my class wiki, for dictionary.com, famous quotes, iTunes top 10 (for them, not me) :) I also use it to grab great vegetarian and vegan recipes (building quite the repertoire...look out Giada. :)

Here's some more great resources available besides the more popular and heavily used Netvibes, Google Reader, and Technorati:

Stumbleupon: from their site: "StumbleUpon helps you discover and share great websites. As you click > Stumble!, we deliver high-quality pages matched to your personal preferences."

Daily Lit : from their site: "Read books by email (or RSS)"

Feedbooks : from their site: “Feedbooks is a universal e-reading platform compatible with all mobile devices where you can download thousands of free e-books, publish and share your own content, and create customized newspapers from RSS feeds and widgets.”

Protopage: from their site: "Use it to read your own selection of news and blogs, keep bookmarks, to-do lists, sticky notes, and much more"

Grazr: from their site: "Merge and filter multiple feeds into a single stream."

Pageflakes: from their site: "Pageflakes, the social personalized homepage, is revolutionizing how we how we start with and use the Internet. At www.Pageflakes.com, you can easily customize the Internet and make it yours using ‘”Flakes” – small, movable versions of all of your web favorites that you can arrange on your personal homepage"

Bloglines: from their site: "Your Paperboy Just Got Smarter. It's the same Internet minus the clutter"

Anything that makes this ridiculous amount of information available easier to navigate...I'm all for it!
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