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How To Integrate and Publish Curated RSS Feeds On Your WordPress Blog

How To Integrate and Publish Curated RSS Feeds On Your WordPress Blog | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Robin Good: For content curators who own or manage a WordPress-based website here is a great tutorial on how RSS feeds can be integrated and published directly (parsed) on any given web page. 

 

Authored by Vladislav Davidzon this excellent tutorial requires some basic technical knowledge on how to operate WordPress variables and functions and it provides precise guidance on how to:

 

- Utilize the Built-in Parsing Function to Pull RSS Feeds in and Turn their XML code into Content

 

- Divide Content into the Right Number of Columns for your Website’s Design

 

- Create a Friendly Display of RSS Content Using WordPress Loop Variables

 

From the tutorial: "Included only since version 2.7 of the WordPress software, the ability to parse RSS feeds as content and include that information into a template file is relatively new and its parameters are largely unknown even among the more advanced members of the WordPress development community at large.

 

Luckily, these parameters are easy to learn and customize, and they can turn a simple RSS feed into a great source of extra content and discussion on already-busy WordPress blogs.

 

Not only can RSS feeds be parsed by WordPress, but they can also be split up into columns and tabs.

 

This allows for feeds to actually be used as the primary source of content on some WordPress blogs, especially those that consider themselves a mere aggregator of outside content rather than a producer of unique news, reviews, or commentary on any topic."

 

 

Very useful. 9/10

 

Full tutorial: http://speckyboy.com/2012/11/28/parse-rss-feeds-as-content-in-wordpress

 

 


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Teresa Levy's curator insight, December 16, 2012 7:49 PM

essential pactical information about the presentation of content

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, January 9, 2013 2:49 AM
I have been looking for this information. Thank you so much for curating this! :)
Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, January 9, 2013 2:53 AM

If you have been wondering how to combine rss feeds for curating purposes on your WordPress site - information on how RSS feeds can be parsed by WordPress but also split up into columns and tabs...here it is! I've been looking for this and I am so please to be able to pass this along to my readers. This is very useful information.

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Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports

Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
By apuustin | apuustin created a magazine on Flipboard. "Finnish Education Highlights" is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for "apuustin".

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Valia Reinsalu's curator insight, November 3, 2013 12:34 PM

Always interesting to read about Finland's school system...

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Screw Trust and You Skewer Your Future

Screw Trust and You Skewer Your Future | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

9 tips to build trust: The Veterans Administration and General Motors currently sit center-stage for behavior that has ruptured the trust of customers and employees. But trust breaking goes on all the time—and not just with large hide-bound bureaucracies.


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donhornsby's curator insight, Today, 8:54 AM

(From the article): Communicate without ceasing. Seek out the employees closest to the customer. Ask for AND listen to their ideas and input. Put the ideas into action and if it cannot be done, let everyone know why.

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What Happens When a School District Gives Teens Laptops

What Happens When a School District Gives Teens Laptops | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
School officials at one Hoboken school thought it was a no-brainer to give every student a laptop. Now they've decided it was a terrible idea.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, Today, 9:58 AM

This article comes to me by way of my friend, GeekMom.com editor Andrea Schwalm. 

 

I actually feel outraged reading this. The US wonders why it's behind, and when measures are put in place to provide tools to help kids keep up or get ahead, they aren't working. In this case, it looked like the school district didn't come up with a definitive plan before distributing the laptops out. Kids will be kids, but at the same time, I get the feeling that they haven't been taught that laptops are not toys, but equipment or instruments, and need to be cared for. If a teenager had a high-end smartphone, you KNOW there would be consequences for needing to fix or replace one of those! 

 

My son's small private school gives all the kids laptops--MacBook Air laptops, in fact. They distribute them in September, and take them back in the summer. Every year, parents have to signed waivers and such that say that if something happens to the laptop, especially if the kid is given permission by the parent to bring the laptop home, then any repairs or replacement is on the parent.  The same should happen with school districts as well. I guarantee that a lot more laptops would come back undamaged if parents knew that if something happened to them, they need to replace the machine. Many families can't afford one, so it promotes responsibility. 

 

With a better plan in place on how laptops and tablets can be used in the classroom and for school work, with a written understanding that the device is not a toy but rather an expensive tool to be used and mastered, then perhaps there's hope. The article mentions that other places have made it work. Perhaps the districts where this implementation did not work need to take few lessons from those where it did work. You can't implement something like this without careful consideration and a plan. You need a strategy, and it doesn't sound like Hoboken really thought it out. 

 

Perhaps rather than throwing all those laptops out, they should donate them to another school district who has a plan and be more appreciative of the chance to get kids up to speed in technology. 

 

(Oh, and yes, teacher/staff training is important and lacking, but I could go on about that too. That's part of having a good plan, after all. )

--techcommgeekmom

Terri Rice's curator insight, Today, 11:31 AM

Danielle is correct. this is NOT a terrible idea. It just needs adults to be better prepared before they jump into an expensive endeavor. Donating these laptops to a district that can implement a sound plan for maintaining the equipment will allow this wonderful idea to live on!

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5 Leadership Skills you must have to Succeed

5 Leadership Skills you must have to Succeed | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
You may think of leadership skills as something that belongs to corporate culture, but they're just as critical to any entrepreneurial business.

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Jean-Pierre Greeff's curator insight, Today, 2:38 AM

The Seed SA is passionate about leadership development, and we found this article to be a promising read.

donhornsby's curator insight, Today, 8:33 AM

(From the article): Ask yourself the following: What do I need to do to keep up with the pace of business with the increasing complexity of today‚Äôs workplace? What can I do today to hone in on my leadership skills to be successful?

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How Leaders can achieve better work life balance? from @TShnall #HRockstars

How Leaders can achieve better work life balance? from @TShnall #HRockstars | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
In a world where more and more people find themselves working longer hours, how do leaders achieve and maintain work-life balance? It is a challenge to say the least. Every day millions of people w...

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Johann Gauthier's curator insight, July 28, 2:42 PM

Great post by my good friend Tal Shnall on a very hot and important topic for leaders across ALL industries. I truly love how Tal set some very convincing background and staging (i.e. broader level take) to then exploring issues further. I also appreciate the focus he brings by providing some practical easy-to-use tips for leaders to achieve a better work-life balance. I thank you Tal for taking on such a significant subject and summarizing it in a very succinct and crisp way. Bravo!

For infectious connections with Tal @Tal Shnalland myself @GauthierJohann

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Hyvinvointi tulisi ottaa politiikassa vakavasti

Hyvinvointi tulisi ottaa politiikassa vakavasti | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

“ Suomalaisen yhteiskuntapolitiikan painopistettä tulisi siirtää taloudesta ja hyvinvointivaltiosta kohti kansalaisten hyvinvointia.”


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Why Mindful Individuals Make Better Decisions

Why Mindful Individuals Make Better Decisions | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Mindfulness is practiced in board rooms from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. But just how much does it improve the quality of your decision-making?


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:38 PM

Mindfulness does not improve bottom lines unless it improves the person practicing the practice and make for a better world. Mindfulness is compassionate and is directed towards a better world. Thinking about meditation is a key component; the opposite is premeditation. What does that bring up. For example, in School we calculate what is important in advance and write curricula. That calculation is premeditated and does not require being mindful and attentive to this particular child's needs. Chogyam Trungpa suggested the practice on the mat prepares us for the real practice in life.

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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 28, 1:00 AM
Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 5:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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8 Ways Technology Makes You Stupid: Has your brain been 'googled'?

8 Ways Technology Makes You Stupid: Has your brain been 'googled'? | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
People assume that iPhones, laptops and Netflix are evidence of progress. In some ways, that's true. A moderate amount of Googling, for instance, can be good for your brain, and there are apps that can boost brain function and activity.

Yet tech a...

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 27, 3:00 PM

Pay attention to #4

  1. Background knowledge is a key to learning.
  2. The idea that students no longer need to know information when they can "google it" is a myth.
  3. The more you know about a particular subject, the faster you acquire new knowledge about that subject. 
  4. The more vocabulary words possessed by a student, the faster and better that student reads, comprehends and applies new knowledge.
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The Possibilities Of A 3D Printer

The Possibilities Of A 3D Printer | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Hola: Una infografía sobre las posibilidades de una impresora 3D. Un saludo Find more great infographics on NerdGraph Infographics

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Twenty terrible reasons for lecturing

One reason for lecturers not responding to their everyday experience is, I believe, their ignorance of alternatives. If you can't imagine what else you might do than lecture, then it hardly matters what your everyday experience is telling you. Lecturing is taken for granted. Courses are designed around lecture topics. Knowledge is packaged in our heads in one-hour-lecture-sized chunks. Why is this?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 3:23 AM

Every lecturer should read this.


Leona Ungerer's curator insight, July 27, 3:57 AM

Wonder what more recent literature would suggest (on lecturing as a teaching tool).

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, July 27, 7:42 AM

All educators should read this! Great in thinking about presenting any info.Makes me think of all school faculty meetings and how we could do it differently!

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin. Take a moment a...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 26, 7:12 PM

Interacting with one another is essential in learning and problem-based learning. Creating spaces where this happens naturally is important and echoes the work John Dewey suggested was critical in teaching.

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Build an awesome class website with Google Apps - ISTE

Build an awesome class website with Google Apps - ISTE | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Get parents involved in your classroom – and in their kids’ education – by putting all the information they’ll need on a class website. No web design skills or budget? No problem. Google Apps make the process easy and free.

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How To Add Links To Your Blog That Get Outstanding Results

How To Add Links To Your Blog That Get Outstanding Results | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Adding links to your business blog enhances your readers’ experience and can have benefits for your business as well. While it does take extra time and thought, it is well worth the effort. This post will cover:

- Internal versus external links

- The three crucial elements of an effective link

- Five best practices for business blog links...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, Today, 11:02 AM

Here's how to get link love and better SEO results.

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PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations

PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

PresentationTube Recorder is a simple tool designed to help instructors, students and business professionals record their presentations from the comfort of home or office, and without the need to have Internet connection while recording. The Recorder synchronizes a variety of visual aids including PowerPoint slides, Webcam streaming, whiteboard, drawing board, Web browser content, Desktop recording .


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 9:45 AM

This looks like a very useful desktop tool for creating flipped and online learning. Unfortunately the software is only for Windows at present.

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If Twitter Is Not PD, What Is It?

If Twitter Is Not PD, What Is It? | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
I was recently contacted by Barbara Madden, a Missouri educator with a Mississippi dialect, who is conducting a survey of educators, who use Twitter for Professional Development asking for some fee...

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Elena Elliniadou's curator insight, Today, 6:58 AM

The answer is not. Read why! comments of the post also help. 

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10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
With the explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social networks popping up. Here are 10 up-and-coming social networks worth exploring.

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Mika Auramo's curator insight, July 28, 10:50 AM

Facebook is for grandmas...and publishing things without user permission.

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Doctopus (Add-on) - New Visions CloudLab

Doctopus (Add-on) - New Visions CloudLab | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

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Donna Browne's curator insight, July 28, 7:30 AM

Doctopus makes it easier for teachers to share, organize, and assess student work in Google Drive.

It's tentacles copy and "hand out" Drive files to a roster of students, giving teachers full control over starter template, sharing configuration, folder organization and file naming, as well as full visibility over all work in progress -- including the ability to bulk revoke and revert student editing rights.

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