Web Dashboard Tuneup: Library Offers Research Workshops

Students are encouraged to attend this library workshop next Friday, Sept. 20.   It will be offered once during each block (start time about 10 minutes into the block - to allow students in study hall time to sign out with Ms. Bowman) and once during lunch.  The sessions will begin promptly and last for about 20 minutes. 

The topic will be how to organize RSS feeds to make staying current on news and other updates from various online sources quicker and easier. 
Demonstrated feeds will include:

·         Middle East news feed
·         News in Spanish feed
·         Research center/think tank update feed
·         Journal alert from a database
·         itslearning bulletin feed – Daily announcements

Three personal dashboard tools (a.k.a. personal learning environments or PLE’s) will be covered:

·         itslearning My Dashboard
·         Symbaloo
·         NetVibes

Workshop times:
·         8:50-9:10 (1st)
·         9:35-9:55 (2nd)
·         10:20-10:40 (3rd)
·         11:05-11:25 (4th)
·         11:45-12:05 (lunch)
·         12:30-12:50 (5th)
·         1:15-1:35 (6th)
·         2:00-2:20 (7th)
·         2:45-3:05 (8th)

A handout (PDF) that explains what RSS feeds are and how to organize them is available athttp://bitly.com/organizerss.