Thursday, October 13, 2011


Today's Learning Targets:
  • Integrate & evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media formats, as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. (CCR - 11.RIT.7)
  • Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively. (CCR - 11.W.8)
  • Learn how to effectively manage, consume, use and respond to so much information.
Vocabulary:  RSS (Real Simple Syndication), PLE (Personal Learning Environment), synchronous communication and asynchronous communication

Today's Activities:

Watch RSS in Plain English by Common Craft

**You do not need to do this in Google Reader first, instead - Create your start page/iGoogle page in your MCA Google account (Log into your email, click on "More" on top.  Click on "Even More" and then click on iGoogle)

  • Play with the page a bit and remove widgets you don't need/want to make room for project feeds.
  • Subscribe to RSS feeds for your wiki pages and the Ning and put them on your iGoogle page.  To begin, let's add the following:
  •   2required wiki feeds: topic edits, topic discussion
  • 2 required Ning feeds: your profile page, latest activity on the Ning
To find your group discussion, click on the discussion tab on your team age and then the "Notify" tab.  Looks like this (attached).  I may have to show you how to find the RSS for your topic edits.  You have to find your teams page in the Site Menu (from menu on left side of wiki) and go to the Notify tab on THAT page.  It can be confusing.


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