Wow! NECC 2008 is still a few days away, but thanks to ongoing discussions on the conference Ning I feel like the conference has already physically started. It HAS virtually started, thanks to the Ning, so perceptually for me and many others it HAS started… Are we living in exciting times or what?!
When I created discussions for my three formal (1 – 2 – 3) and one informal session at NECC last night per the official instructions for speakers, I noticed it was possible to enable RSS on the threads. I discovered this evening, however, that the RSS link specific to a discussion does not show up until there has been at least one comment on that initial discussion thread post:
I continue to love using the Safari web browser for most of my web surfing, due to its speed as well as its feature of letting me save RSS feeds in the bookmark bar. When I do this, and new comments or posts “come in” on the feed, the number of new items shows up in the bookmark bar making it easy to track and follow them:
Tools and tricks like this one with Safari are invaluable to me to stay abreast of “feeds” I want to track and follow. As I’ve said before (in a three part podcast series, actually) we live in an attention economy. Intentionally managing the flows of information which we permit and direct onto our personal attention “radar screens” is a vital 21st century skill. We should have an NECC Unplugged session on that topic!
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- iPad App Smashing with Google Forms, Haiku Deck, Explain Everything, and YouTube - 2014
- Mapping Media to the Common Core: Volume I eBook Now Available - 2013
- A Live Action Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle #gct - 2011
- Google Docs now supports free Optical Character Recognition (OCR) - 2010
- International Spy Museum Report and iPhone GS powered Google Maps - 2009
- K12Online09 Call for Proposals and Keynoters announced! - 2009
- links for 2008-06-25 - 2008
- NECC 2008 certain to challenge conference bandwidth limits - 2008
- WordPress discussion, anyone? - 2008
- Schools are no longer the knowledge gatekeepers - 2007