Saturday, February 2, 2008

What is RSS for my colleagues

How I understand what is RSS (Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication). When I start blogging I should teach my students that writing for webspace is different from usual, as it is more like a continious conversation. A motivating factor for students is that their posts are read and commented on. So they should take an active part by reading their groupmates blogs and commenting in them. It may be very timeconsuming and thus difficult and frustrative to cope with all information. That's where RSS is a helping tool. Teach students to use RSS and they'll get a brief summary, headlines of what is new in their peers blogs, and then decide what to open and read more carefully. RSS also saves time and effort for the teacher. It enables you to control all your students writings - who, how often, what, where writes . The following article very clearly illustrates the importance of RSS in blogging. The following article very clearly illustrates the importance of RSS in blogging.The Technology of Reading and Writing in the Digital Space: Why RSS is crucial for a Blogging Classroom

4 comments:

Angela said...

Yulia,

I couldn't agree with you more. Students should comment on their friends comment. It opens a communicative door which is very important. Otherwise, it is just someone saying something and someone else saying something else.
Hugs,
Angela

christian2966 said...

Hi Yulia, I agree with you, it is an excellent tool for both teachers and students. It can save us a lot of time and can be a very engaging element for students, they can see writing and reading in a different way, not as the one we know.
Bye.

Annie said...

Yulia - do you have e-mail?

Yulia said...

My e-mail: ychuvasheva@yahoo.com