RSS in Education

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Artifact Introduction: During our third week in Introduction to Educational Technology, we were introduced to RSS & the benefits and uses in the education profession. We subscribed to different feeds that we were interested in and also to our classmate’s learning logs. Afterward, we reviewed how to make a lesson plan and develop objectives. Our project was to then use all of the information we learned and reviewed to create a lesson plan for our classroom’s that incorporates RSS. I decided to create a lesson plan to have my students use RSS to subscribe and keep up with their classmate’s blogs in order to provide an efficient way to provide feedback and critique one another.

Reflection of Learning: I enjoyed this lesson very much because once I began exploring Feedly and learned how to use RSS to bring information to me instead of looking for information, I felt that I had access to a wealth of knowledge that I had never felt before. I found myself using Feedly so much throughout this week to plan and obtain ideas for my lesson because I had so much information, that I was interested in, at my fingerprints.  What was difficult was trying to go through the mental process of simplifying and explaining RSS to my students. I realized after trying to put it into words, that this was much better learned through experiencing it first hand, just like I had done. Therefore, I included time in my lesson plan for the students to use Feedly to explore their classmates blogs. If I had more time I would like to develop this lesson into a unit to specify what my students will be blogging about on a monthly basis. Currently, we do monthly projects, but I would really like to make them all technology related so they can be put into their blogs. Therefore, I plan on developing some new projects to further extend this plan. Using Feedly as the feed reader to access RSS is something I am definitely going to incorporate into my classroom this coming school year.

Artifact: RSS in the 4th Grade Classroom

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About jasminequezada

I’m extremely lucky to call Boise Idaho, an outdoor haven of a beautiful little city, the place I call home. I teach 4th grade dual language. This means that I teach native English speakers, Spanish, and native Spanish speakers, English, by using both languages to teach the regular 4th grade curriculum to nine year old’s. I also have an extremely creative and inquisitive seven year old son who keeps me playing, laughing, and on my toes all day long, he is my favorite person. My boyfriend’s name is Victor and he is my partner in discovering the outdoors, which is why living in Boise is perfect for us! While I enjoy being outdoors, I also love technology and all of the doors it has opened to humanity to learn, grow, and evolve. This is why I consider it vital for myself as an educator to delve deeper into this technological world so I can continue to serve as a guide for my students, in their discovery of the world.

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  1. I enjoyed reading your reflection! I myself found using Feedly this week to be the ideal solution and alternative to my prior methods of web searching. I couldn’t believe how much time I saved and increase in productivity this tool created for me. I’m glad you’ll be incorporating it into your classroom. Good luck!

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  2. Hi Jasmine,
    Great idea for integrating RSS into your student’s blog projects! Last year I had my students do blogs throughout the semester and they absolutely loved it. I might steal this idea from you:) I bet your 4th graders are at such ease with blogging, which is way cool. What blog site did you use, by the way?

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