So finally warming up to this whole RSS thing, getting the kinks out of the code, getting Amphetadesk up to speed with a little help from an add-on from David (no troubles this time.) Getting all the feeds from Pat and Karen and Brian and others all in one nicely organized space (though for some reason I can’t get Seb‘s to work!?!). Talk about a time saver! EZ drop down lists of posts, easy to read and click through to if I want. So now I can get all my favorite Web loggers in one place and use Manila Express to post to this space from the same spot. I think I’m getting the hang of this.
Now, one step further, of course: set up all my students and committee Web logs in an aggregator and make it one-stop reading instead of opening up 24 separate ones or clogging my mailbox with update notifications. If I see something I want to respond to, just click through to the site and discuss away. Think of how easy it would be to compare the efforts of the kids since all their work on a particular assignment would pretty much be side by side on one page. That is an awesome concept, and would be a MAJOR step in the right direction in terms of the pressed for time issues.
But this validation issue is stopping me cold. Currently, I can’t get any of my kids’ Web logs to validate because of the apostrophe and quotation mark issues that we were trying to solve, with little success, earlier. Not sure if it’s because they are copying and pasting their posts from Word (which is what I urge them to do.) If so, I need to find a formatting fix, or I need to try David‘s Tidy program again (gulp). Any other suggestions?
And so it goes…