RSS / XML Feeds for Updates from Gwinnett County Public Schools









RSS / XML feeds for updates from Gwinnett County Public Schools


Click the link to subscribe to the GCPS News feed GCPS News

If you are using Internet Explorer version prior to 7, click here for an alternate page to see the updates.


Read below to learn more about feeds.

What are News Feeds?
News feeds allow you to see when web sites have added new content. If you have subscribed to a feed from a web site, you get the latest headlines and video in one place, as soon as it is published, without having to visit the actual web site. Feeds also are known as RSS, which most agree stands for Really Simple Syndication.


How do I start using feeds?
In general, the first thing you need is something called a news 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 are accessed using a browser, while others are downloadable applications.

Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, while 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, Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive. Currently, GCPS just has one news feed.

If you click on the RSS button, you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by copying and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader. Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange RSS button, but some may just have a normal web link.

NEWS READERS

Browser
Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox

Windows
Newz Crawler
FeedDemon
Awasu

Mac OS X
Newsfire
NetNewsWire

Web
Bloglines
FeedZilla
NewsGator
Microsoft Live
My Yahoo!
iGoogle

For Other News Readers, refer Google Directory for RSS

GCPS is not responsible for these software tools, how they work, or their performance in getting the feeds, or for the content of external internet sites.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera, and Safari, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a web site, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to feeds much easier.


How do I get a news reader?
There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time. Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.


Using GCPS News feeds on your site
If you run your own web site, you can display the latest headlines from other web sites on your own site using RSS. We encourage the use of GCPS News feeds, however, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when GCPS News content appears. The attribution text should read "Gwinnett County Public Schools" or "www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us" as appropriate. We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of GCPS News content and the school district does not accept any liability for its feeds.


For Internet Explorer users
Microsoft Internet Explorer versions prior to 7 do not have built-in support for RSS feeds, and may show the RSS page as lines of XML code. You will need to find and install an external feed reader, or upgrade to Internet Explorer 7, in order to use RSS feeds, or click here for an alternate page to see the updates in your current browser.

For users with version 7 or higher, when you click on the "GCPS News" RSS Channel link at the top of this page, you will get a page similar to the one below, and you can click "Learn more about feeds" for more information.