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Get all our media picks, personalized for your kids. No thanks. Symbaloo Helps Teachers & Students Get Organized. I am an organizing freak.

Symbaloo Helps Teachers & Students Get Organized

Though my desk may not always be neat as a pin (I run a very busy library), I usually can put my hands on exactly what I am looking for whether it is in print or in electronic format. My belief is that it is my job as a librarian to help everyone else in the school to be organized too. Which is why I love curation tools so much including Wikispaces, Livebinders, Diigo, Sqworl, Pinterest (unfortunately blocked at school), etc. I learned about Symbaloo years ago at a librarians' conference but never really used it.

Then at ISTE in 2014, I went to a poster session on Symbaloo. The teacher Symbaloo webmix is organized to find all the links that teachers need very quickly. Pinterest: A Curation Tool in Education. About ETR Community.

Pinterest: A Curation Tool in Education

5 Reasons you need to be a Content Curator. No doubt about it, Content Curation is one of the most important digital skills of our time.

5 Reasons you need to be a Content Curator

The basic fact is that Curation is a strategy that we need just to begin to implement and sift through all of the information online.The following explains the top reasons why we need to engage in quality content curation as educators and as learners! Content Curation and Information Literacy The Top 5 Reasons to be a Content Curator. 1. We have the technology. Learning the art of Digital Content Curation. It is undeniable that we live in a world of information overload.

Learning the art of Digital Content Curation

Check out Internet Live Stats to be truly ‘infowhelmed’! Just one second of internet traffic…. As busy people, it is often at precisely the wrong time that we find that fascinating article, or when we are looking for something else that we discover a great resource for the future. Keeping track of all of this digital information is important – we all know how quickly our time is sapped away while searching online.

Fortunately, there are a number of tools that are easy to use, and which we can use to manage our digital information, so that we can virtually ‘file’ and share with others the quality articles, resources and media to be easily drawn upon again, or to be read at a later, more suitable time. Using these tools effectively requires skills in ‘content curation’. This sounds more complex than it is. She describes these traits as the following: Keep in mind that not everyone will like every tool. OER and you. The curation mandate. Teaching Content Curation Skills To Students.

In my last piece, I discussed why content curation was an essential skill and discussed ways teachers could use Pinterest to curate content for students.

Teaching Content Curation Skills To Students

Modeling this skill for students is important, but giving them the knowledge to do it themselves is crucial. The ability to sort through many sources for high-quality information was always the goal of library time and research notecards, but today’s students need tech-based content curation skills. Many of the best and most popular programs for this are widely available for free online. What is content curation? Why does it matter to teachers?

The term "curate" has become a buzzword in education.

What is content curation? Why does it matter to teachers?

I've seen it referenced in TEDx Talks and tossed around in Twitter chats. A few years ago, the term "curation" would have conjured up images of art galleries but now I associate it with conversations about the future of education. And yet . . . I'm really drawn toward an archaic definition of the term. It originally had a much more earthy, even gritty, connotations. Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally. Note taking lies at the heart of curricula around the world.

Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally

Beginning in elementary school, we teach students to "take notes" so that they can maintain a record of the content disseminated to them by the teacher. And yet, with mobile devices replacing paper notebooks, this process has become increasingly complex as students (and teachers) struggle to apply previous strategies to new tools. In the past, I wrote about the 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology. Students should choose a system that: Supports their learning needs Allows them to save across devices Possesses search capabilities Can be shared. Screencast: Bag The Web. Curation! (2) PowerPoint Presentation: Digital Curation My site: springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com / My blog: blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch / My tweets: @ joycevalenza My Guides sdst.libguides.com / newtools sdst.libguides.com / researchtools databases Presentation joycedownunder.wikispaces.com / Curation for search 1306973026 m ake sense determine relevance d etect crap s earch without Google/it’s not about the answer find a niche/take a lead m aximize the new OER resources even a kid can be a trusted guide d evelop digital literacies not on the test take responsibility for learning http ://www.youtube.com/watch?

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Curation Tools. Share your own uses of curation tools or other great examples here: --Ideas for Using Curation Tools Curation means to select, collect, preserve, maintain, organize and archive.

Curation Tools

One dictionary definesa "curator" as someone in charge of a museum or library! So in that sense, librarians have always been curators. Today much of the information our students need and use is digital: websites, blogs, wikis, tweets, videos,podcasts, images, ebooks, databases, slideshows, graphics, reports, articles, illustrations, clipart and moreis found online and/or in digital form and accessed through our computers, on our smartphones or other mobile devices.. Community Site. What is digital curation? The digital curation lifecycle Digital curation and data preservation are ongoing processes, requiring considerable thought and the investment of adequate time and resources.

You must be aware of, and undertake, actions to promote curation and preservation throughout the data lifecycle. The digital curation lifecycle comprises the following steps: Conceptualise: conceive and plan the creation of digital objects, including data capture methods and storage options. Joyce Kasman Valenza presentations. Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons. There is a growing number of key trends that are both rapidly revolutionizing the world of education as we know it and opening up opportunities to review and upgrade the role and scope of many of its existing institutions, (as the likeliness that they are going to soon become obsolete and unsustainable, is right in front of anyone's eyes).

George Siemens, in his recent Open Letter to Canadian Universities, sums them up well: 1) An Overwhelming Abundance of Information Which Begs To Be OrganizedThe goal is not (and probably it never was) to learn or memorize all of the information available out there. Engauge21st.