Friday, March 28, 2008

RSS For Educators, A New Book On RSS Technology.

A powerful technology, but a simple concept, RSS (“Really Simple Syndication”) makes it possible to easily access frequently updated content on the Internet. RSS allows you to “subscribe” to content and have updates automatically delivered to your computer. Many Web 2.0 tools, including blogs, podcasts, and wikis, have been made even more useful with the advent of RSS technology.

Let expert John Hendron show you how to use a news aggregator to harness the power of RSS for a variety of purposes, including classroom projects, professional development, and keeping students and parents informed. Learn how to use free and inexpensive software such as Garage Band and Audacity to manipulate audio files and create podcasts. Explore the pros and cons of various blogging platforms. Have your students blog, and use RSS to deliver their assignments to you automatically. With RSS and the Read/Write Web, the possibilities are endless.

A glossary and an extensive list of online resources round out this essential guide to the power of Web syndication.


* A complete introduction to RSS technology
* How to harness the power of RSS for educational purposes
* The pros and cons of low-cost and free Web 2.0 software

"RSS for Educators" is available online for $20.95 for ISTE members and $29.95 for nonmembers. More information about the book, including the table of contents and a free, downloadable excerpt, is available at The book is appropriate for grade PK-12
teachers, pre-service teachers, technology coordinators, curriculum developers and teacher educators.
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LegalFish Newsroom Bring Legal (as in Law) Feeds To You.

Chicago, IL, March 27, 2008 The latest legal news from various sites is now available at your fingertips with a simple click to the LegalFish Newsroom.

To avoid the hassle of unnecessary searching, typing, and opening of new browsers to obtain information, the LegalFish Newsroom uses RSS feeds which enables consumers and attorneys to access the latest legal news on one page from the top three legal sites:, LexisNexis, and CNN Law.

RSS feeds aggregate updated content and dynamically feeds it in real time to a website. The LegalFish Newsroom, in turn, receives these dynamic updates on the day’s top legal headlines with links directly to the source article. “Rather than time-consuming and relentless searching, RSS feeds allow these legal news sites to work for you by constantly keeping the consumer filled in,” said Joshua Fuhrmark, Managing Director of LegalFish. He further commented on the efficiency of the LegalFish Newsroom application by noting its benefits to readers. “You don’t have to flip channels, and consumers stay informed in a timely and relevant manner on the latest legal news and trends,” Fuhrmark said.

Mr. Fuhrmark hopes that readers bookmark the LegalFish Newsroom page. He believes that having easy access to legal news educates and benefits those consumers who are looking to find a qualified attorney or law firm to help them best address their unique legal issues. Within the industry of Attorney-Client Matching (ACM), LegalFish is the first to employ RSS feeds.

To visit the LegalFish Newsroom, go to
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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

myFeedz, A Social Newspaper

I have been using the myFeedz for a while now. One might think it is a online RSS reader at first glance. But the site says it is not. According to myFeedz, it finds what's important from the information overload that we try to navigate everyday and shows you what you need to read. How does it know what I read? It learns from what you like and helps you keep up with your interests.
myFeedz also finds the most linked to and referenced news and then present it to you based on what you usually read at the on line news paper.
But to learn what myFeedz is really like you need to visit it. The first thing that you will notice is the smooth interface by Adobe Labs.
and for startes, you can start with the FAQ and you may find answers to questions like;
  • What is a feed?
  • How are feeds used in myFeedz?
  • What is a tag?
  • What is a tagcloud?
  • How are tags used in myFeedz?
  • How does rating work?
  • Why am I not getting any fresh articles for my tags?
  • Can I submit my favorite sites?
  • How do I remove irrelevant articles?
etc. So enjoy your news paper, myFeedz.

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