Some ways to use RSS for educators

Found this article entitled “RSS – The Next Killer Apps for Education” exploring the possible application of RSS in education. Going through the examples, these are the possiblities mentioned:
1. Creating/maintainng a blog for lesson resources, RSS used to notify fellow colleagues of updates
2. Self development, updating oneself of Science news through a RSS feed subscription
3. Monitoring updates of multiple sites at once, example of superintendent overseeing happenings in 49 schools through their updating of news in respective web sites
4. Networking with peers with the same interest, example of researcher ‘finding’ each other through one blogging and the other subscribing to the RSS feeds.
A teacher will be able to adapt these suggestions into use for our classroom setting. Idea 1 and 2 can be used stright away. Idea 3 can be adapted for use to monitor a class of 40 students instead. Idea 4 can be used to build Community of Practice among peers in same/different schools.
[source: Bee – coming a Webhead]

3rd Edublog Workshop

This afternoon at Nan Chiau High Sch Computer Lab 4, we have a group of 21 enthusiastic teachers with us to learn more about blogs. During the 2.5 hours (1430-1700) session, we have had an overview of edublogs, bloglines, as well as a quick discussion on how they believe blogs can be integrated into their teaching and learning.
Here are some photos of the day:

The results from the activity sheet will be collated and posted shortly for all to share. In the meantime, happy planning and exploring of blogs in your classroom!
As mentioned, these documents are available for download:
1. Presentation slides (ppt)
2. step-by-step howto (zip)
3. ste-by-step howto (zip)
4. Windows IME 3.0 CL input step-by-step guide (for CL teachers who would like to print the guide for students for their installation at home)