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Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project. I know a lot of people view curation as a buzz word devoid of meaning, but I like the metaphor!

Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project

I think it beautifully captures the process we need to go through to best make sense of the vast amount of information available on the web. Of course, it doesn’t help that a lot of people use the word curation to describe activities that don’t live up to the metaphor. How Educators Are Using Pinterest for Showcasing, Curation. Pinterest is the “in” site of 2012, and its phenomenal growth has sparked interest among millions of users.

How Educators Are Using Pinterest for Showcasing, Curation

It’s also spread to journalism educators, who are increasingly experimenting with it in the classroom. The social network launched two years ago, but in recent months has drawn red-hot excitement for its unique visual, topic-based curation approach. While its 10 million users, especially women, are drawn to it almost obsessively, brands, media firms and news organizations have also planted flags on the network. Now J-school faculty are increasingly in on the act. From ‘mood boards’ to ‘survival boards’ One early adopter was University of Southern California’s Andrew Lih, who last October, long before he and many others knew the site would become a blockbuster, introduced it to online students in an entrepreneurial class to gather what he called a “mood board” for a project on public art.

Curation is the new search tool. 11 Ways to use Symbaloo in the Classroom - The Edublogger. NOTE: This is a guest post by Mimi Chau from the Symbaloo team.

11 Ways to use Symbaloo in the Classroom - The Edublogger

Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One. Nonetheless we are just at the beginning of a new era, in which content curation will be as important as search, there is already an apparent abundance of content curation tools of all kinds.

Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One

Photo credit: Hand filling out checklist on clipboard with a pen by Shutterstock To the superficial eye, many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of news streams or visual collections that can be produced with them. 15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers. Your students are probably Internet authorities.

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers

When it comes to Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, they might know far more than you. All of that time spent tweeting and chatting doesn’t necessarily translate to deep learning though. As students progress through school, online research skills become more important — for good reason. Both college professors and employers will expect young people to know their way around the academic side of the Internet; a skill that for many students, needs to be taught. In a Pew survey, a majority of teachers said that their students lacked patience and determination when doing difficult research. Image via Flickr by Brad Flickinger For many students, doing research means typing a word or two into a Google search and using information from the first link that pops up. Common Sense Media. Pearltrees for teachers. Year 2012 last post is a guest post from Finnish teacher Tommi Viljakainen.

Pearltrees for teachers

He is a teacher in Elimäki lower and upper secondary school. He teaches English, French and P.E. He is also interested in social media, iPad and the future of education. You can find Tommi also in Twitter under name @tommiviljaA (Finnish) teacher's dive into social media - "I discovered pearls in Pearltrees! "Tips for teachersThis time I thought I could write about Pearltrees from a teacher's perspective. 10 tips for teachers: 1. The new social media tools make it possible for us to take the learning to the next level. Links:The program: app (iPad, iPhone)

7 Content Curation Tools That You Should Start Using Today. Part 1: Why We Need It. The time it takes to follow and go through multiple web sites and blogs takes tangible time, and since most sources publish or give coverage to more than one topic, one gets to browse and scan through lots of useless content just for the sake of finding what is relevant to his specific interest.

Part 1: Why We Need It

Even in the case of power-users utilizing RSS feed readers, aggregators and filters, the amount of junk we have to sift through daily is nothing but impressive, so much so, that those who have enough time and skills to pick the gems from that ocean of tweets, social media posts and blog posts, enjoy a fast increasing reputation and visibility online. Photo credit: dsharpie and franckreporter mashed up by Robin Good "What we need to get much better at is scaling that system so you don't have to pay attention to everything, but you don't miss the stuff you care about... "Ev Williams at a Girls in Tech event at Kicklabsvia Stowe Boyd's blog. 6 Great tools for content curation. 407 Shares Share Tweet Email I read recently that content curation is dead.

6 Great tools for content curation

Blogging as a Curation Platform. I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information.

Blogging as a Curation Platform

Sue Waters also just published a very comprehensive Curation: Creatively Filtering Content on her blog. According to Heidi Cohen Content curation requires more than just the selection of information. It’s the assembling, categorizing, commenting and presenting of the best content available. Teaching With Content Curation. 21st Century School | Feature Teaching With Content Curation With two mobile laptop carts that are used primarily for technology classes and a student body that has limited access to computers outside of school, Stockton Collegiate International School isn’t exactly a hotbed of ed tech.

That stumbling block doesn’t stop the K-12 charter school in Stockton, CA, from doing what it can to cultivate its 21st Century learners and prepare them for college and the workforce. In Hauna Zaich’s 8th- and 10th-grade English classes, for example, students—a good portion of whom are English learners—are using a process known as “content curation” to cull through the many resources on the web, select the most relevant ones, and then organize those resources in a logical format for sharing and later use. One of Zaich’s curated boards introduces 10th graders to verb tenses, subject/verb agreement, and active versus passive voice to prep them for a writer’s workshop.

Flipping the Classroom. 4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web. Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur.

4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web

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? Content Curation Primer. Photo by Stuck in Customs What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information. What Is Content Curation? If you’re like most overstretched and under-resourced marketers, you’re too busy to churn out original content that engages prospects, builds relationships, and supports your branding strategy. Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool.

Leanna Johnson, Learning with Technology Scoop.it collates work from online publications using an online magazine format, and this visual impact alone makes it very effective. The additional appeal of broadcasting from a hub allows me to tap into and share with my ed tech networks, which is why I find myself using it more often during time constraints. First of all, it’s powerful–it incorporates multiple elements of familiar social media tools. But it’s also very flexible–the mobile app is quite functional for both iPhone and Android, and a toolbar plugin can be installed on browser windows. Scoop.it’s athleticism makes it a time-saver; educators and students will quickly grasp its value in content gathering.

Additionally, using Scoop.it will meet multiple standards (Common Core and NETS-S) across the curriculum. SLS Cool Tools – Hudson Valley. Collecting, Curating and More Have you heard the buzz over the past year or two about “digital curation” or “content curation” and wondered what it is all about? We might associate being a curator with selecting objects, interpreting context and managing collections in a musuem, but it describes what librarians do with their collections, aka: ‘collection development’. Curation. School Library Monthly/Volume XXIX, Number 1/September-October 2012. Curation Tools. Content Curation: Classroom Applications. - Student Curators: Powerful Learning. 3 Comments. ASCD EDge -Curating Content with Students: 4 Steps. Content curation in education.

Understanding Content Curation. July 7, 2012. Curation - Information Use - Library Home at Hudson High School. You should have several goals when you curate information. The Need for Online Curation. Fostering Student Collaboration With Google Docs. This is How to Use Twitter as a Curation Tool. Twitter bookmarks way outnumber all the other bookmarks I have in my Chrome browser. Whenever I come across a video, a guide, a tutorial, a graphic, or a well written article on Twitter I automatically add it to this list of bookmarks and from time to time I refer to these bookmarks to select for the content I want to share with you here as is the case with the awesome graphic below.

I am also working on a term paper for my MA Ed here in the Mount University. 5 Content Curation Infographics. Socially Engaging Content Curation. February 2014: Curation Tools are Cool!