RSS & Widgets
Widgets How to Subscribe:
Widgets are small web programs that can be easily installed and shared. Putting the eSchoolNews Widget on your site provides your readers with dynamic, fresh education news, that changes automatically as we update our RSS news feeds. Your readers can click on news headlines to read the whole story.
RSS How to Subscribe:
Subscribe to eSchool News Online RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds to get news delivered directly to your desktop.
1. Copy the URL/shortcut that corresponds to the topic that interests you.
2. Paste the URL into your reader.
Help with adding an RSS Feed:
RSS is an internet format that gives you a new way to quickly and easily access web-based headlines, blurbs, and article links from a wide variety of sources. It’s most often used for showing the latest headlines from online newspapers, magazines, web blogs, and vendor and technology information sites.
1. Using Automatic Discovery
To access an RSS feed you need a software program known as a news aggregator or RSS reader. If you already have a news aggregator and it supports auto-discovery, you can usually add an RSS link for a given site by using your aggregator to surf the home page of that web site.
2. Adding an RSS Link Manually
When auto-discovery doesn’t work, the manual process is easy enough:
1. Copy the RSS feed link from the content site. For many people, this is the most confusing step. If you see an RSS icon like this , and you’re using Internet Explorer in Windows, you can right-click this button and choose Copy Shortcut to copy the RSS link. Another option is to left-click the link and copy the URL from your browser’s address bar. You’ll often see unintellgible code in your browser window when you just click an RSS link. This is the XML stream, which is not intended to be interpreted by most browsers. (New plug-ins available for some web browsers make this possible, however).
2. Open your news aggregation tool, initiate a new channel, and paste the RSS link into the URL field. After a few seconds, the feed will populate in your RSS reader. The process of initiating a new channel goes by different names in different news aggregators. It might also be called “adding a new feed.” If necessary, consult your news aggregator’s Help or user documentation for more information.
Where to get a News Aggregator (or RSS Reader):
News aggregators are available in several varieties. They can be web-based services, standalone client software, or plug-ins for existing web browsers or eMail packages.
Here’s a short list of RSS readers you might like to try:
- FeedDemon– full-featured Windows news aggregator
- Bloglines– free web-based aggregator
- SharpReader– simple, well designed, reads RSS and Atom
- NewsGator– plug-in for Outlook 2000 and newer
- NetNewsWire– well-thought-of Mac RSS reader.
- NewsMonster– Mozilla browser plug-in supports Linux, Windows
- Google Search: News Aggregators.
What is RSS?
Most sources define RSS as an acronym standing for Really Simple Syndication; other sources say the acronym derives from Rich Site Summary or RDF Site Summary. In fact, all may be correct.
Whatever the letters stand for, RSS is a light-weight XML format for distributing headlines, links, and brief descriptions of web-based content. Web content providers develop and serve RSS “feeds,” or streams of headline content designed to be accessed by news aggregator or RSS reader client software. An RSS reader lets you peruse headlines, read summaries, and click links to specific stories to open them right on their original web sites in your default web browser.
- Introduction to RSS– WebReference.com
- What is RSS?– XML.com
- All About RSS– Fagan Finder
- RSS & Atom Tips– Lockergnome
- RSS Tutorial for Content Publishers and Webmasters
- RSS 2.0 Specification– Technology at Harvard Law
Use of RSS Feeds:
RSS is a free service offered by eSchool News Onlineto individuals for private, non-commercial use. Any other uses, including without limitation the incorporation of advertising into or the placement of advertising associated with or targeted toward the RSS Content, are strictly prohibited. You must use the RSS feeds as provided by eSchool News Online, and you may not edit or modify the text, content or links supplied by eSchool News Online.
Link to Content Pages:
The RSS service may be used only with those platforms from which a functional link is made available that, when accessed, takes the viewer directly to the display of the full article on eSchool News Online. You may not display the RSS Content in a manner that does not permit successful linking to, redirection to or delivery of the applicable eSchool News Online web page. You may not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the RSS link and the applicable eSchool News Online web page.
eSchool News Online retains all ownership and other rights to the RSS Content, and any and all eSchoolNews.com logos and trademarks used in connection with the RSS Service. You must provide attribution to the appropriate eSchoolNews.com web site in connection with your use of RSS feeds. If you provide this attribution using a graphic, you must use the appropriate eSchoolNews.com web site’s logo incorporated into the RSS feed.
Right to Discontinue Feeds
Additional Information Or to Report a Problem:
Please eMail Nancy David or call directly 1-800-394-0115 ext 110.
eSchool News Attention: Nancy Thrush
7920 Norfolk Ave., Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814