RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format used to deliver web content that is updated regularly. RSS allows people to stay up to date on the news and blogs they view often. A RSS reader is used to subscribe to feeds of interest. For my RSS feeds, I am using Google Reader. Here is a link of the teaching resources bundle I created.
RSS feeds can be beneficial in the educational environment. I might use this with my students when they are doing research for a project. I could create a bundle for the topic they will be researching and share it with my students. When students go to the link I provide, it will bring them up to date articles they can use for their research.
Another way I could use RSS feeds with my class is with student portfolios. Students could create a blog to post their written assignments. After their blogs are created, I would create a bundle of the all my students’ blog pages so they would be easy to access from one place. I would be updated when they post a new assignment, and they would have a portfolio of their work for the school year.
I also thought that I could create a blog page for parents of students in my class to keep them up to date on school and class activities. Since I did not know the benefit of RSS feeds until completing this assignment, I would send parents a document explaining RSS feeds and how to use it.