To learn what RSS is
To learn what RSS is for
To use RSS feeds in one or two different online tools.
Find out what RSS stands for and what the symbol/picture for it is. Write this up on your blog (just 3 or 4 lines) and leave a comment here to say you have finished.
1. Set up igoogle - create a new tab showing different blogs from the class. You could also do a comments feed. Next customise your homepage - find other useful RSS feeds on the internet - you might want to look for news on one of your interests, a feed of pictures of your favourite band from Flickr or something else.
2. Write a short blog post to check that your RSS feed works
Extension task: Try out google reader - this is kind of like an e-mail reader except it monitors all kinds of information such as news feeds for you and allows you to get all your information in one place.
Write a blog post evaluating Igoogle and/or Google Reader. What was good about them, what would you like them to do?
Homework: Computer Simulations: What is a computer simulation, why are computer simulations useful, find an example of one that has been in the news. Write your answers on paper or on your blogs.