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Thursday, June 23, 2011

RSS Feeds and Why You Need to Use Them

Been trying to get this idea off the ground with faculty...read this blog post for a unique take on why RSS feeds can be such a great tool for teachers (personally and professionally).  We'll do a workshop on Google Reader in late August and help you set up your feeds!

Kathy's basket
Scott McLeod on June 22, 2011, 9:09 AM

Kathy is a teacher. She has a basket.

Kathy puts all of her favorite things in her basket and takes it everywhere so that they're close at hand. Because she's a dedicated science teacher, she keeps her notebook of great teaching ideas in the basket. Whenever she needs a new inspiration, she pops open the notebook and takes a look. She has a video player in her basket, loaded with favorite science videos to show her students. She's got science articles and magazines and other things she wants to read in the basket too, along with some games and other teaching resources. She's even got in her basket the last few letters from her friend who teaches science in California and had shared a few tips for Kathy.

...read the rest here: http://bigthink.com/ideas/38985

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