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2006- Pers Prof Development

Personal Professional Development”What is RSS and How do I Start Using It?”

Jeff Utecht
Shanghai, China
Blog: http://www.thethinkingstick.com/

Presentation Title
“What is RSS and How do I Start Using It?”

Bio
Jeff Utecht is an international educator currently working in Shanghai, China. Prior to Shanghai, Jeff worked in Saudi Arabia and Washington State. Jeff received a Teacher Leadership Project grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2001 and his MS in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Technology in 2004. Jeff has presented at the Near East South Asia teacher’s conference and has been involved in staff development trainings for the past 6 years. Living and working within the international community has given Jeff first hand experience of the “flattening of our world.” From the wireless deserts of the Arabian Peninsula to the fast paced changes in mainland China, Jeff provides a global perspective on technology and education. At present, Jeff maintains several sites including saschinaonline.org, pudongnervecentral.com, and oversees the operation of teentek.com.

Description
Keeping up with information today is hard, but there are tools available to make it easier and help you keep track of information you are interested in on the web. RSS feeds are the paperboy of the web. Bringing you the latest news throughout the Internet to one spot where you can read, enjoy, and even respond to others. Join me as I walk you through using RSS feeds.

Presentation
http://k12online.wm.edu/usingrss/usingrss.html

Supporting Links
RSS Feed Readers
http://www.netvibes.com/
http://www.bloglines.com/

RSS Help Sites
http://www.feedicon.com/
http://weblogg-ed.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/RSSFAQ4.pdf

comments

  1. Mark Ahlness

    Jeff,
    Great presentation! I’ll be sharing it locally. I keep going back and forth between the two readers you profile – they are both so wonderful, in different ways. Now on to your LAN parties!

  2. Jeff Utecht

    Thanks Mark,

    I agree they both do a great job, and in different ways. Bloglines I think is a little simpler and usually start teachers with at a beginner level with that. From there you can always export your feeds as a file and import them into Netvibes, making the switch easy.

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