RSS – Really Simple Syndication

RSS feeds are a great way to subscribe to news and blog feeds. Instead of going to countless Web sites to see information important to you, the information comes to you. Through the use of an RSS reader, you can collect, organize, and view feeds.

RSS Icon



RSS feeds are typically associated with an icon similar to the one above.

Essential Requirements

RSS will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as an iPad or mobile phone.


The only equipment needed is a computer, smartphone, or iPod with a Web browser.


Access to RSS feeds is accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari

Common RSS Reader Applications

Here are common RSS Readers:

You can also view your RSS feeds on the iPad with a number of different applications. Here is a list of tools: RSS Readers For The iPad.

Learning resources information

Key Weblinks

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand RSS feeds and their capabilities.


Here are a number of great ideas for using RSS feeds in an education environment.

Miscellaneous RSS Tips

These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.

Useful RSS Feeds

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