You know how you see something all the time but you just never pay attention to it? Yeah, that was me when it came to the RSS feed symbol; I would notice it on several websites I have visited but didn’t stop to check it out.
This week in my 501 class I learned that I could subscribe and receive updates to many of the websites I frequent; and NOT bog down my email! I love it! This is new to me, and I am still learning how to set it up. I already like it because I am able to view my classmates learning logs and check out what they are learning and doing. Plus, I only have to go to one page to get updated, instead of many. It’s like a one-stop-shop location…..
If I were to incorporate this into my curriculum I would help my students set it up at the beginning of the school year. Then I would use it as a daily warm-up. They could subscribe to at least one local/regional news source. Then everyday as we begin class they could check for updates and write about it in a journal, whether it be digital or not. Making sure students stay (kinda) up-to-date on current events would be worth it to me.