Keep up-to-date easily with an RSS feed or email subscription Friday, 05 September 2008
Want to keep up-to-date to the comings and goings around here but don't have the energy to drop by and manually find out for yourself? We have two quick and easy solutions for you. 1) Subscribe to our RSS feed If you don't know what an RSS feed is it's time to get on the cool kids bandwagon. RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". There is lots of software out there that you can use but probably the easiest to get started with is Google Reader.Here is where it gets awesome. You find a site or a blog that offers an RSS feed, you click on the feed and you are automatically taken over to Google Reader where you can subscribe to the feed. Now you no longer need to visit the site hoping to find new content. Any new content posted to our site is presented to you on Google Reader with a headline and short article summery. You can quickly scan the articles, read the summery and click through directly to the article if you are interested.It's a huge timesaver but beware! It can get addictive. You will find yourself keeping the reader open all day while at work and the second a new article is posted, you jump on it like a kid playing hopscotch. Of course I'm not talking about my self. I just heard it happening to other people you know. I don't have a problem...Remember it is also your fastest way to get the latest celebrity gossip over at TMZ.2) Email SubscriptionIs setting up Google Reader to technical for you? It shouldn't be but that is ok, you can still keep your pulse on PaddlingInstructor.com by subscribing to our content email newsletter. Each morning you will get an email of all the latest news and blog postings that were added to the site over the past 24 hours.You won't get any spam and you can jump off the list at any time if it isn't working out for you. Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner I hope that this helps.
News Feeds Sunday, 14 October 2007
RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a web site instead of visiting it. It is an increasingly popular way to access weblogs and news content. You can get everything on Paddling Instructor by visiting our web site, but we also provide feeds for people who prefer reading the site in an RSS aggregator. Full Site Content Feed This feed will give you everything that is posted on Paddling Instructor.com excluding the Instructors Forum. [Raw Feed] Instructors Forum Feed Quickly keep updated on the latest posts on the Instructors Forum. [Raw Feed]
Teaching Resources Spotlight Thursday, 28 December 2006
Photo courtesy of Camp ASCCA. We recently found this fantastic resource and decided to spotlight it. "What Every Paddling Instructor, Outfitter and Paddling Program Provider Needs to Know About People with Disabilities" by Janet Zeller. It focuses on how to make your programs (and yourself!) more adaptable to people with disabilities. It walks you through how to evaluate your program and to develop non-discriminatory eligibility criteria to help keep your participants safe and happy out on the water. Download it then read it! You can find this free resource in our "Teaching Resources" department. You are welcome to browse through the 30+ categories of information but you need to register if you want to download. Registration is quick and free. (Kind of like the flu shot, except that is, if you have to pay for the shot.)