RSS Magic – Content for All

Session Description: Ever wondered how to pull in content from blogs, news sources, web searches into a convenient bundle of content you can share as a subscribable link (RSS feed) or embed in a web page? This session will explore the how-to of RSS Magic with Google Reader RSS Bundles. You can use Google Reader RSS Bundles to “bundle” content available as RSS from various sources and put them in one convenient, easy-to-share package.

Wow, time has sure passed quickly! Tomorrow (October 27th), I’ll be presenting on the topic of RSS Magic at the GoogleApps Summit in TCEA Area 20. This is a free conference and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to facilitate a student panel and present on an obscure subject, Real Simple Syndication (RSS). 😉

Here is my stuff for tomorrow’s session:

Session Slideshow:

Relevant Links
  1. Related blog entries from Miguel:
    1. Google Reader RSS Bundles
    2. Embed RSS Feeds in Google Sites
  2. RSS Power Tools
    1. Blend RSS Feeds into One
      1. Google Bundle Maker (you must be logged into Google Reader for this work):
        1. Full Link to Google Bundle Maker –
        2. Short Link to Google Bundle Maker –
      2. – Use this to blend in multiple RSS feeds into ONE RSS feed.
    2. RSS Redirection Tools
      1. – Allows you to redirect RSS feed content to a variety of solutions.
      2. – Allows you to redirect RSS feed content. Unfortunately, they just implemented a limit of 3 feeds to redirect.
      3. – Allows you to send RSS feeds to Twitter…it may stop working once Twitter drops RSS support.
    1. RSS to Email: Want to send RSS feed content to an email? Use one of these free tools:
      1. ReBlinks – This does not require an account
      2. RSSFwd –  This does require an account and you are limited to 3 RSS feeds for free.
  3. Content Curation – Engineering the Flow of RSS Content River
    1. Have a classroom Edmodo, Moodle, blog that accepts RSS feeds as content? Consider using Content Curation Tools below to re-direct rivers of RSS content to them to provide your students with relevant content.
    2. Top 5 Content Curation Tools
    3. Content Curation on the iPad
    4. Sharing via Your iPad Browser
  4. EverNote Magic
    1. Share Evernote Notebooks via RSS to Twitter, Facebook
    2. Evernote Sharing Tip: RSS Feed Address
    3. Miguel’s Evernote Notebooks

After the Summit

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Before You Attend the Session



  1 – Listen to an Audio Preview of the Talk

 Not sure if you want to attend a technical session? Listen to this audio preview–recorded on my iPad–and make your decision!


Before the Conference, watch Lee’s RSS in Plain English video (YouTube)

Miguel’s Session Outline

  1. RSS Magic
    1. Did you do your homework? Watch Lee’s RSS in Plain English
    2. Where’s your virtual space?
    3. Do you know how to add content to it?
  2. Finding RSS Feeds
    1. You can get RSS feeds from almost anywhere. Here are a few places.
    2. If you use a blog, there’s an RSS feed.
    3. If you use Diigo or Delicious, there’s an RSS feed!
    4. If you use Evernote, there’s an RSS feed!! (view tutorial)
    5. If you use, there’s an RSS feed!!! (view tutorial)
  3. Making and Embedding RSS Feeds for Web Sites/Content
    1. Making RSS – If you have content online, and want to make an RSS feed, you can use a variety of tools to get the job done.
      1. Diigo
      2. Evernote
      3. Google Reader can create RSS feeds for web sites (view this tutorial)
    2. Embedding RSS – 
      1. Google Blogs/Wikis (a.k.a. Sites) have RSS gadgets that allow you to embed RSS feeds
      2. Use a tool like MagicRSS to take existing RSS feeds and drop them into a static web page (e.g. traditional web page, not a blog or content management system).
  4. Blending/Bundling RSS Feeds
    1. Google RSS Bundles
      1. Google RSS Bundles is a tool that allows you to subscribe to your favorite RSS feeds using Google Reader, then “bundle” those RSS feeds for embedding elsewhere. 
      2. Create your Google RSS Bundle then explore the options
    2. Use (view tutorial, which also includes some other tools)
  5. Questions?

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