Master RSS and Read News Quickly with Feedly

The Simple, Free Productivity App that Will Keep You Up To Date All the Time

Stay up to date. Be the first one to know. RSS can help you follow your friend's blogs without having to go to the web page. Feedly is your one stop shop for information. Master Feedly to make your life easier.

Today, let's learn how to set up Feedly (just the basics). We'll add three sources of information. You'll learn about the technology behind Feedly, RSS. RSS can make your life easier.

Click the play button below and follow along. I encourage you to pause the video, do each step, and resume playing when you're ready to move on.

Video Tutorial: How to Use Feedly to Stay Up to Date

While RSS has been around for a while, few people understand it. Feedly makes it simple.

Essential Questions:

  • What is RSS?
  • How do you set up an RSS reader? (We used Feedly)
  • What are 3 Ways to Find RSS Feeds?
  • How Does Feedly Fit into Your Learning?
  • What is a PLN?

How You can Learn Feedly and RSS

  1. Set up your Feedly page.
  2. Add content all three ways I teach in the video.
  3. Take the time to check Feedly each day for the next week.
  4. If you have a smartphone, you can install the Feedly app.

After you see it in action for a few days, you'll understand. I use Feedly to read education blogs, follow the current research, and to find viral videos.

Tip for a Quick Read on Feedly

Feedly shows you trending topics. A number with a flame appears in the bottom left corner of topics. When I'm rushed for time, I'll gravitate towards trending topics. But I always want to take time for slow reads of all types of content at least once or twice a week.

You can see the trends in feedly by looking at the number and flame

You can see the trends in feedly by looking at the number and flame. This shows how many people are sharing or engaging with the topic. When you're rushed for time, it can help you. Just remember, make up your own mind.

[callout]If you like tutorials and want more, check out Cool Cat Teacher TV on YouTube. I upload quick tips and longer tutorials to help you learn today's best tools. I like fast, practical ways that get to the point.[/callout]

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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