Monday, July 23, 2007

13. Other Web 2.0 Applications and Ideas

Although new Web 2.0 applications seem to arise daily, there are some important systems and ideas that cut across many of the applications and can empower teachers and students. RSS feeds are one such system.

RSS Feeds and Readers
RSS is an acronym with many translations, but a common one is Really Simple Syndication, where syndication refers to something like a syndicated, or regular, columnist. An RSS feed is a regular posting of news to your computer much like a stock ticker or display of current news headlines (but thankfully, they don't move!). The following short YouTube video explains the concept of RSS in simple English and diagram:

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