My Microcomputer Applications students this term helped me design and gather resources for a short 6 minute animated movie I created this evening, entitled “What is RSS?” Another title for this short film could be, “How Do I Find the Information I Want?” The animated movie “Get Creative” from Creative Commons was our inspiration for this project.
We designed and storyboarded this animated narrative with the goal of helping any teacher, regardless of how technology oriented or non-oriented he or she might be, understand RSS technology and why it is a great tool to utilize with a free aggregator like Bloglines.
Download this file in QuickTime format: what-is-rss2.mov (4.3 MB)
- Windows IE users should right-click the link above and choose SAVE TARGET AS, Mac users control-click and choose SAVE TARGET AS or DOWNLOAD LINKED FILE to save the file to your computer’s hard drive.
- Free QuickTime player software is required to view and play this animated movie.
- The syntax for the customized Google news search feed mentioned in the movie is:
Feel free to share this resource with others who may be interested in RSS. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.
Tools used to create this animated movie included a Macintosh Powerbook, iMovie, Garageband, PowerPoint, PhotoShop, QuickTime Pro, and KeyWebX. Websites utilized included Partners in Rhyme Royalty Free Music and Sound Effects, Creative Commons Search, Yahoo Creative Commons Search, and Google Image Search.
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