Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Introducing RSS Feeds to Students

This request was posted on Twitter this morning.

Here are a few suggestions:

Many public libraries have Library Blogs for Teen Patrons.

Tie learning about feeds into an assignment from any subject area. Have the students create feeds from Google News. This would work well for current events topics around science, politics, geography, business, technology, sports, and health.
Google Alerts

Google News Feeds

Teen magazines often have blogs. Check their websites for links.
Lou Lou
Teen Vogue has several:

Mountain Bike Action

Of course, one of the best ways to have students use RSS feeds would be if their teachers and classmates were blogging.


Cathy Nelson said...

Thanks so much. I really appreciate this. Them blog? Maybe later--we are at the introductory stage here, and I'm just six weeks into my new job, so i'm not established enough to go that direction yet. We've run into another issue though--kids need a valid email address to set up Bloglines (the only reader with a TOS for age requirements low enough -->13. Now Im trying to get the district to either okay personal email accounts or create school email accounts. Maybe we'll tackle blogging for the kids second semester.

MrsE said...

Cathy, you're most welcome! Have you thought of using gmail to create accounts? Kim Cofino explains how here: http://mscofino.edublogs.org/2007/10/18/sign-me-up-the-elementary-email-solution-linked-gmail-accounts/
Might be a solution for you.