Do Your Students Know How To Search? The Connected Student Series: There is a new digital divide on the horizon.
It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not. Helene Blowers has come up with seven ideas about the new digital divide – four of them, the ones I felt related to searching, are listed below. The New Digital Divide: In an age of information abundance learning to effectively search is one of the most important skills most teachers are NOT teaching.
Teachers – especially in the elementary grades -need to develop a shared vocabulary around the skill of searching. Here are some of the searching skills and vocabulary we should be teaching students : Quotation Marks: Students should always use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words. Example: “The Great Chicago Fire” Dashes (or minus sign): Top 10 Free Content Curation Tools for Teachers. 4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web.
Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur.
He is the CEO of Magnify.net, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation is slated to be published this spring by McGrawHill Business. As the volume of content swirling around the web continues to grow, we're finding ourselves drowning in a deluge of data. Where is the relevant material? Where are the best columns and content offerings? The solution on the horizon is curation. In the past 90 days alone, there has been an explosion of new software offerings that are the early leaders in the curation tools category. 1. Storify co-founder Burt Herman worked as a reporter for the Associated Press during a 12-year career, six of those in news management as a bureau chief and supervising correspondent.
At the AP, editors sending messages to reporters asking them to do a story would regularly write, “Can u pls storify?” Storify is currently invite only. 2. 3. 4. Conclusion. Thing 6: Curation Tools. No doubt you’ve heard all the buzz over the past year or two about “digital curation” or “content curation” and maybe wondered what it is all about?
Traditionally, we think of a curator as someone who selects objects, interprets context and manages collections in a musuem. It also describes what librarians do with their collections, aka: ‘collection development’. And if you’ve ever selected, evaluated and organized a collection of great web resources for a research project, then you were doing “digital curation.” So why the explosion of digital curation? With so much content on the Internet, both good, bad and endlessly repetitive, there’s an increasing value in relying on experts to select the best content for a topic. These are quick reads and will get you up to speed on the why curation is important, both for you professionally and as a skill to teach students. Digging for Gold: You may not feel like creating collections of resources yet, but you can still benefit from these services. 5 Tips for Great Content Curation.
Steven Rosenbaum is the CEO of Magnify.net, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites.
He's also the author of Curation Nation. You've heard the buzz word — curation — being thrown around like it's a gadget we all know how to work. In reality, good content curation isn't as simple as pushing a share button. It's actually a combination of finding great content and following some simple best practices on how to successfully share that content. If you're a curator looking for some boundaries in what feels like the Wild West, here are five best practices to consider. 1. Be part of the content ecosystem, not just a re-packager of it. 2. Curation tools - eLearning - The University of Queensland, Australia. What is a content curation tool?
A content curation tool allow you to collect information from a variety of multimedia sources and present and organise it in a meaningful way around a particular theme. These tools allow students to sift, sort, arrange, annotate, share and publish research resources. s instructors, we are all information curators. How do you collect and share currently relevant content with your students? How do your students research and share information that they find with the rest of class? Modern web tools make it easy for both students and instructors to contribute online discoveries to class conversations.
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