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Images like the following ones, visualize for me the urgency for all of us to become information literate to wade through the incredible, ever increasing, amount of information being created and shared with the world. licesed under CC by will-lion Lincensed under CC by verbeeldingskr8 We are with no doubt in the age of information overload and IN DIRE NEED of knowing how to filter in order to get to the information we need. Think about Clay Shirky’s quote below. Clay Shirky Information Overload In comes the idea of becoming a Curator of Information. “Curating” is defined in the Merriam Webster Dictionary as: Select, organize, and look after the items in (a collection or exhibition). Digital Curation, Curated Learning & Collective Curation? I have started hearing and reading about the terms “Digital Curation”, “Curated Learning” and “Collective Curation” as well. Digital Curation is defined in Wikipedia as: the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets. 15. Students Becoming Curators of Information?  Students Becoming Curators of Information? 
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The Google+ Guide For Educators Home » Education, Social Media Written by Grace2 August 2011 Unless you've been living under a rock the last month, undoubtedly you've heard of the new social networking site everyone has been raving about: Google+. All this buzz has generated some great articles (my to-read pile just keeps growing!) Here's my Google+ Guide for Educators: So what do you think about Google+? Share this post with your friends and colleagues: The Google+ Guide For Educators
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26 Free (or Free-to-Try) Content Curation Tools Content is still king, but it isn't always practical or cost effective for marketers to produce brand-new, meaty, thought-leadership level content pieces on a regular basis. That's where curating content can come in handy. Content curation offers a nearly limitless method of fueling your inbound marketing efforts. Unearthing and sharing the quality content of others allows you provide your audience fresh content on a regular basis to serve any interest, industry, or market. What's more, sharing and celebrating the work of others helps get you on their radar and can forge valuable, long-term relationships with the content authors. To help you curate, here's a list of 26 tools you can use to find, aggregate and share your content with the world, be it in a blog roundup, big list of resources or to share via social. 1. A granddaddy of content curation, in practice if not in tenure, Pinterest is one of the Internet's most popular sites for culling content. 2. Price: Free 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. 26 Free (or Free-to-Try) Content Curation Tools
This example shows how powerful Book Creator can be as a tool for breaking boundaries. Lisa Johnson is the CEO and founder of TechChef4u, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a mother of two mobile natives. Lisa also serves the Eanes ISD school district in Austin, Texas as an Educational Technologist supporting their K12 1:1 iPad initiative. Gone are the days of limited tools for students to demonstrate understanding. Today we have an infinite pallet of ways to support students in displaying their application of a concept or skill. A growing trend in classrooms is the ability for students to create and author their own content… many times in the form of a book. The inspiration – History ebook Back in April 2014 I worked with Hill Country Middle School in Austin on a collaborative ebook between 8th grade and 3rd grade students. 8th grade students composed books using Book Creator and Scrap Pad based on historical topics covered in the year. >> Watch the video of the History Book collaboration Creating sign language books in Book Creator Creating sign language books in Book Creator
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5 Ideas for Using Google Sites in Your Classroom 5 Ideas for Using Google Sites in Your Classroom Google Sites is a versatile and core aspect of Google Apps for Education. At first glance you might think that it is just a website creation tool. The more time you spend using Google Sites the more you'll discover about how it can be used in your classroom. Here are five ways that I'e used Google Sites over the years.1. As a wiki: Google Sites can be used as a wiki if you share your site with others and invite them to be editors. As a teacher you could start a site then add your students as owners or editors on the site. 2. 3. 4. 5. Topics like this one and many others will be covered in-depth during the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp on July 18th and 19th.
Here Is A Great Educational Tool for Digital Curation March , 2016 Candy is a cool Chrome extension that allows you to capture ideas and thoughts from any web page and use them in your writing projects. You simply highlight the sentences or portion of text you are interested in and Candy saves and displays it in a card together with the author and the source information. You can embed these cards in your documents (online and offline), share them via email or on popular social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook or embed them in your blog or website the same way you embed a YouTube video. Candy can be of great help to students. Here Is A Great Educational Tool for Digital Curation
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Innovations in Education » Understanding Content Curation July 7, 2012 Come to my session at ISTE 2016: “Personalize Learning With Student Curation” 6/28 4:00 – 5:00 CCC 113, Table 2 There are many buzzwords and phrases prevalent in education today. “21st Century Learning”, “Blended Learning”, “Personalized Learning”, “Flipped Classroom” – just to name a few. The one that has recently caught my attention and curiosity is “content curation.” I manage a grant project in my district designed to assure students acquire “21st century skills” A current strategy for this is using backwards design, formative assessments of 21st century skills, and “blended-learning.” New for next school year: teachers are being asked to “curate resources” to accompany the backwards-planned, inquiry-based units of instruction. This curiosity led to further questions: Why curate? Collecting vs. I set out to read as much as possible of what others have written on the subject, (see my Scoop-It on Curating Learning Resources) to help with my understanding. Thinking Level Innovations in Education » Understanding Content Curation
Digital Curation? Digital Curation? The term curation in the past commonly referred to museum and library professionals. It has since been applied to interaction with social media including compiling digital images, web links and movie files. Approaches to digital curation[edit] The Digital Curation Centre is a "world leading centre of expertise in digital information curation"[5] that assists higher education research institutions. The DCC is based in the UK and began operations in early 2004. The following is a general outline of their approach to digital curation: Conceptualize: Consider what digital material you will be creating and develop storage options. Sheer curation[edit] Sheer curation is an approach to digital curation where curation activities are quietly integrated into the normal work flow of those creating and managing data and other digital assets. A similar idea is curation at source used in the context of Laboratory Information Management Systems LIMS. Channelisation[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]
Curation: Creatively Filtering Content We are living in an era of information overload. So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the information flood. Content curation is the process of shifting through the vast abundance of content on the Internet to select the best, most relevant resource, on a specific topic or theme, so that we can organize, manage and collate the content for ourselves and share with others. Content curation is about working smarter and not harder. Content curation is also a reflective process; as you curate resources you reflect on their value. Why is curation important? Curation is a life skill and an important part of being digitally literate. While at the Edutech National Congress & Expo I curated the best resources shared from the Edutech conference into a Flipboard magazine. The purpose of this post is to showcase all the different ways content was curated at the Edutech National Congress & Expo to: The curation process Curation tools Popular Curation tools Curation: Creatively Filtering Content
Let’s face it: creating unique content for every single platform can be taxing for even the most skilled copywriter. The demand to come up with fresh, interesting content and provide great resources for your clients is huge, and it’s tough to keep up with. Because of this, many copywriters, marketers, and CEOs turn to content curation. Content curation (the process or sifting through, organizing, and re-distributing pre-existing content) can be a helpful tactic, but it has its limitations. For example, if you curate content incorrectly, you risk being dinged for plagiarism or duplicate content. With this in mind, it’s essential to do content curation right. Read on to learn more. Why Do You Need to Do Content Curation? In the grand scheme of marketing, content curation is vital to any content campaign because it can help you get incredible content pieces to share with your audience, as well as helping you figure out new topic ideas. 80% promotion20% content curation (or promotion) 1. 2. 3. 4. 17 Best Content Curation Tools I Express Writers 17 Best Content Curation Tools I Express Writers
1- Scoopt.it This is my favorite web curation tool. It allows you to create categories to which you scoop links and materials you find online. It also has a bookmarklet that you can install on 2- Livebinder This another cool tool I use to organize and bookmark my resources. 3- Evernote This is probably one of the most popular web tools but for me I use the mobile app more than I do with the web based one. 4- Pinterest This is a visual bookmarking tool that lets you pin web resources to the different pinboards you create. 5- Educlipper Educlipper is a relatively new web service that is gaining more and more in popularity each day. 6- Bundlr I like how Bundlr works. 7- Bag The Web Curate web content to make your own topic bags. 8- Springpad Springpad is another great tool to use to save your digital content. 9- Paperl.li This is a web tool that allows you to create an online newspaper from the photos, videos, and articles you come across online. 10- Netvibes My Top 10 Web Curation Tools as A Teacher
Thing 5: Curation Tools So what is “digital curation”? 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’re curating! So why the explosion of digital curation? Ironically, this harkens back to early Internet days when we had easy-to-use directories of good resources that were curated for us. 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. Sharing Your Know-How: No one can be an expert on everything, but we all have things that we’re passionate about and perhaps even are experts in. Digging for Gold: You may not feel like creating collections of resources yet, but you can still benefit from these services. Activities Your Blog Post
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What is Content Curation? Content Curation is the act of discovering, gathering, and presenting digital content that surrounds specific subject matter. Though it is still considered a "buzz word" by many in the content world, content curation is now becoming a marketing staple for many companies with a successful online presence. Unlike content marketing, content curation does not include generating content, but instead, amassing content from a variety of sources, and delivering it in an organized fashion. For instance, a content curator is not necessarily responsible for creating new content, but instead, for finding relevant content pertaining to a specific category and funneling this information to readers in a mash-up style. Who Are the Content Curators? Content curation is all around us. Many of us have been participating in content curation for years without even knowing it. What are the Secrets of Successful Content Curation? What are Some Helpful Content Curation Tips? What is Content Curation?
Last updated 06:28h17 Oct, 2016 in All Things Productivity by Lauren Macias Your content marketing plan should contain a well thought-out strategy for the curation of content. Not to be confused with content marketing, content curation is the process of discovering, collecting, organizing, and presenting of digital content which already exists. Content curation examples may take various forms including “best of” emails, newsletters, weekly roundups, or any other method you can think of to present content from both external and internal sources. Curating these lists, however, is not as simple as compiling a few links and pushing it out to your readers. #1 Include Your Own Content When you begin to compile your list of content, don’t forget to include some of your own materials. #2 Aim to Inform, Educate, or Entertain Refrain from sharing content for the sake of sharing. Bonus Tip – This includes retweeting and re-sharing posts from other fellow bloggers and curators. But don’t stop there. 8 Tips For A Winning Content Curation Strategy
Content curation - Wikipedia Content curation is the process of gathering information relevant to a particular topic or area of interest. Services or people that implement content curation are called curators. Curation services can be used by businesses as well as end users. Concept Content curation is not a new phenomenon. Methods Content curation can be carried out either manually or automatically or by combination of them. Collaborative filteringSemantic analysisSocial rating Collaborative filtering Collaborative filtering is a method of forecasting often used in recommendation systems. Collaborative filtering can either be based on votes and views of a given social community, as it's done on Reddit and Digg, or the end user's own prior activity, as it's done on YouTube and Amazon. Semantic analysis This approach has been successfully implemented by services like, Stumbleupon, which break up content according to topic, subtopic, and category. Social rating See also References
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