RSS feeds are an excellent way of ensuring that your students, and colleagues are keeping up with current trends and news in your subject area. I like using an RSS widget like BlastCasta to display the RSS feeds. You can create a widget to embed in a variety of different places (blogs, wikis, Moodle sites, etc).
Here’s a blastcasta widget displaying the RSS feed from the BBC Technology site:-
One of my favourite tools over the past year or so has been Delicious Bookmarks. You can see my latest delicious bookmarks down the side of my page. In December, there was a leaked memo that showed the site owners, Yahoo, were going to be ‘sunsetting’ the popular site. This caused great concern amongst its users, although delicious has blogged since to reassure users that the site is not closing down (see that post Continue Reading →