RSS feeds are a great way to subscribe to news and blog feeds. Instead of going to countless Web sites to see information important to you, the information comes to you. Through the use of an RSS reader, you can collect, organize, and view feeds.
RSS feeds are typically associated with an icon similar to the one above.
RSS will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as an iPad or mobile phone.
The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPod with a Web browser.
Access to RSS feeds is accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
Common RSS Reader Applications
Here are common RSS Readers:
You can also view your RSS feeds on the iPad with a number of different applications. Here is a list of tools: RSS Readers For The iPad.
Learning resources information
Key Web links
Guides and Beginner Instructions
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand RSS feeds and their capabilities.
- RSS: A Quick Start Guide for Educators (PDF)
- RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feed
- So, what is RSS all about then?
- Newspaper 2.0 – Your Guide to RSS
Here are a number of great ideas for using RSS feeds in a education environment.
Miscellaneous RSS Tips
These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.
- How to use Outlook 2010 as a RSS reader
- Feed43 – Create a RSS feed from any site
- How to Get Your Own YouTube RSS Feed
- Flickr RSS Feed Generator
- How to Embed RSS Feeds into HTML Web Pages – The Easy Way
- Creating a Twitter Search, Hashtag, User, Favorites or List RSS Feed
- Top 10 Free Tools to Create RSS for Any Website
- Turn Evernote Into An RSS Reader In A Few Easy Steps