My latest assignment in EDTECH 501 was to research and incorporate using RSS feeds in the classroom. I was hesitant about this assignment as I found it very challenging to incorporate into my math class. I am not one to use technology just to say that I am using technology, but I want technology to enhance the learning of my students It was very challenging to find a way to incorporate an RSS feeder into my classroom. After much thought and many different ideas I decided that it would be best to create an ongoing project to help my statistics students develop and train themselves to understand the statistics that they see everyday. My lesson plan can be found here or below.
As I worked through this lesson plan I learned that an RSS feeder is a great tool to introduce to my students as I have enjoyed using an RSS feeder for this course and personal interests. I thought about having the students create a learning log as we have in this course and use an RSS feeder to subscribe to each others logs, but I felt it did not reach the math connection that I desired. I would like to incorporate learning logs in my classroom at sometime and I feel that using an RSS feeder will help my students to comment and join together in their learning process. I am very excited about sharing the capabilities of an RSS feeder with other teachers at my school to use in their classrooms.