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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
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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 8 Tips For A Winning Content Curation Strategy
Content curation - Wikipedia 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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What is content curation? Why does it matter to teachers? – John Spencer The term “curate” has become a buzzword in education. 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. Over time, this word morphed into an intense care and love for a particular subject, knowledge, or set of artistic works. This is something often overlooked in the conversations about education and curation. While I see some validity in this sentiment, I think it proves that now more than ever, teachers need to be curators. What does curation typically look like? Content curation begins with an intense love of the content. Curators have a holistic, connected knowledge combined with thoughtful commentary. Favorite Education Curators Favorite General Curators What is content curation? Why does it matter to teachers? – John Spencer
Content Curation Takes Time – Content Curation Official Guide – Medium But it’s ok. I can empathize with these entrepreneurs. I can see why they say what they say, and why they promote and market their technologies as miracle time-saving machines. They are just trying to achieve what they see as their key goal: making their technology and startup successful (profitable). To market their curation tools, entrepreneurs in this sector have identified in the need for finding and creating new valuable content without spending tons of times and costly human resources, a fantastic set of problems to intercept and solve with their technologies. Fair enough. Thus, after having assembled complex engines that search, report, discover new content and allow you to repost, schedule and distribute it endlessly across the many available Internet channels, these companies needed to find a storyline that would persuade readers of the true value that their new tools could provide them. And “curation” for content marketing purposes offered almost the perfect one. Why?
La Suède a décidé de donner la parole à ses citoyens, quitte à choquer, en leur offrant les clefs du compte Twitter officiel du pays. Baptisée "Curators of Sweden", cette opération de communication a été lancée à la mi-décembre 20011 par l’Institut suédois et l’office suédois du tourisme, Visit Sweden. Depuis, chaque semaine, un internaute suédois prend les rennes du comptes "@Sweden", avec une totale liberté de parole. Quand la parole est libre... Et, forcément, lorsque la parole est totalement libre, et que la communication est directe, sans aucun filtre ni contrôle, les propos sont forcément moins policés, frisant parfois le politiquement incorrect. D’autant plus que la sélection de ces porte-paroles d’une semaine se veut elle-même représentative du peuple suédois. Et il faut reconnaitre que le principe, qui était de montrer la "vraie" Suède et ses habitants dans leur quotidien, est particulièrement respecté. La masturbation comme hobby Des fraises à l'urine Quand la Suède laisse ses citoyens gérer son compte twitter... - 13 juin 2012
About | Curators of Sweden Every week a new person gets to tweet through the Twitter account @sweden, which aims to present the country of Sweden through the mix of skills, experiences and opinions it actually consists of. Through the stories of the various curators, not one Sweden is conveyed, but several. In 2011, Sweden was the first country in the world to hand over its official Twitter account to its citizens. The project Curators of Sweden, an initiative of the Swedish Institute and Visit Sweden, is administered by the Swedish Institute. Why Curators of Sweden? In an age of mass communication and increasing globalisation, a country depends largely on how it is perceived abroad. Why Twitter? Twitter is a global social networking service and microblog that allows users to send and read messages, known as tweets. What’s the thought behind Curators of Sweden? The rules of Curators of Sweden stipulate that the curators are free to write whatever they want. Code of conduct 1. Blocking policy
The group "Curators of Sweden" puts it this way: "Every week, someone in Sweden is @Sweden: sole ruler of the world's most democratic Twitter account." A social experiment on Twitter has just marked its third anniversary. The account is @Sweden and 80,000 people are following the often unexpected things it has to say. NPR's Ari Shapiro explains. ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: When the official Twitter account for the nation of Sweden posts something about the small town of Sjobo, this is not what you expect. MARGIT RICHERT: Sjobo is famed in all of Sweden for having 46 really daft neo-Nazis. SHAPIRO: Or a tweet saying that if Scandinavia were a dysfunctional family... RICHERT: Sweden would be the anxious hipster brother, always buying organic coffee and just harassing everybody else. SHAPIRO: Those were both actual tweets from @Sweden. RICHERT: I'm Margit Richert. SHAPIRO: Each week, a different person becomes the official voice of Sweden on Twitter. PATRICK KAMPMANN: Like a fake dating profile. Sweden's Social Experiment On Twitter Celebrates Third Anniversary
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