________________RSS Feed Readers_________________ RSS Feed Readers allow users to gather content from many websites in one place. Think of it as a personalized newspaper. Personalized start pages take the homepage one step further: a homepage is customized to include email, social network updates, news, and anything else one might want to see ...
Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com "Bloglines is a FREE online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content."
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"Netvibes is a free web service that brings together your favorite media sources and online services" in a personalized startpage.
Pageflakes http://www.pageflakes.com/ "At www.Pageflakes.com you can easily customize the Internet and make it yours using "'Flakes" - small, movable versions of all of your web favorites that you can arrange on your personal homepage."
RSSOwl http://www.rssowl.org/ Download software: http://www.rssowl.org/download
Feedreader http://www.feedreader.com/ "Feedreader is a FREE RSS news aggregation solution that provides robust, state-of-the-art features in an intuitive, user-friendly environment."
NewsGator http://www.newsgator.com/ Choose the free RSS for individual use at this link: http://www.newsgator.com/individuals/default.aspx
My Yahoo! http://my.yahoo.com/
For a comparison of different readers go to: http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2009/08/popularfeed-readers/
Ways to Integrate RSS Feed Readers into Your Class 1. Create customized website lists for students to access. 2. Gather reading material for your students outside of textbooks, free of charge. 3. Allow ELL students to continue developing their native language. 4. Create groups and assign a topic of research. Use a reader to guide research. 5. Have students create feeds for their blogs. Use a reader to keep track of all blogs and posts. Ask students to subscribe to one another's blog to create a blogging community and to allow students. to learn how to comment 6. Keep up to date in your field or the world. 7. Read professional peers' blogs.