Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Aggregate resources

Tools Information Aggrators

Last week we looked at ways to organize your information. Here, I hope to help you put it together:

Bloglines Create a personal Bloglines page loaded with the freshest news about the things you love.

SuprGlu gathers your content from popular webservices and publishes them in one convenient place.

What is RSS
"RSS is a format for syndicating news and the content of news-like sites, including major news sites like Wired, news-oriented community sites like Slashdot, and personal weblogs. But it's not just for news. Pretty much anything that can be broken down into discrete items can be syndicated via RSS: the "recent changes" page of a wiki, a changelog of CVS checkins, even the revision history of a book. Once information about each item is in RSS format, an RSS-aware program can check the feed for changes and react to the changes in an appropriate way.

RSS-aware programs called news aggregators are popular in the weblogging community. Many weblogs make content available in RSS. A news aggregator can help you keep up with all your favorite weblogs by checking their RSS feeds and displaying new items from each of them." from O'

RSS aggregators:


This is just a smidgeon of the available solutions for the proliferation of information postings on the internet daily. You can get buried in the rapidly expanding resources. Pick one or two that you can test. If you come up with methods of integrating this into your classroom, post them here.

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