Events Feed for events which may affect the school day or may be of interest to them. These event will take place during usually the following week.
News Feed. This feed notifies pupils and parents of any new items added to the news section of the Hollins website.
RSS Feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest headlines in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.
There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'. In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.
How do I start using feeds?
In general, the first thing you need is something called an RSS or feed reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. Internet Explorer 7 (the most common web browser) has an RSS reader built-in.
Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.