First I must admit that I have never understood RSS feeds, nor have I felt compelled in even the smallest way to investigate them until this assignment prompted me to take some initiative!
In general, the value in an RSS feed is like signing up for a digital mailing list with a special mailbox that isn’t mixed up with your e-mail.
Using RSS in the Classroom
I don’t see a lot of implication for myself as a music teacher in the F2F classroom to use RSS feeds. If I were doing music industry kinds of courses, I could see these being very useful for students to group together various aspects of music industry writings and gather them all in one place for quick access.
Using RSS as a Professional Learning Tool
The implications of RSS feeds as an educator are quite compelling to me, even dangerous if I’m being completely honest. I can see this being a place where there will be focused, meaningful content, completely relevant to my discipline in my profession from sources I have chosen and in an endless stream of fascinating post after post. You can see why someone with a bit of a nerdy bend might be worried! In just the last hour I’ve added something like 15 new blogs to my feed! I’m looking forward to the great ideas I may glean, but also I’m a bit concerned about where I’m going to be getting the time to read all of these posts!