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Top Tools and Best Practices for Curating Your Course Content. Why Should You Take the Time to Curate Your Content?

Top Tools and Best Practices for Curating Your Course Content

All well designed courses (face to face and online) should have a collection of useful resources the learner can consult during class. More and more instruction is being delivered to students through digital means- using mainly websites and videos, even in traditional/face to face classroom settings. BPS-LITERACY-GOALS. Technology Tips Newsletter - Why Content Curation is Essential. Editor: Karen Franker Content Curation Discover why the ability to skillfully gather, organize, and share exemplary digital content has become a critical part of training and learning.

Technology Tips Newsletter - Why Content Curation is Essential

Explore the use of digital tools to competently and efficiently share valuable content with learners and colleagues. Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? From the Archives: Joyce Valenza on Digital Curation – School Library Connection Blog. With an S LC @ The Forefront seminar coming up with Joyce Valenza and Brenda Boyer on December 15, now is the perfect time to revisit Joyce’s article from 2012.

From the Archives: Joyce Valenza on Digital Curation – School Library Connection Blog

In it, she talks about the importance of digital curation and its place in school librarianship. Sign up for “OER: Issues, Possibilities, and the Promise of Curation” on EdWeb here. The Internet firehose analogy rings even truer today, twenty years after Internet access saw its beginning. Each of us is now not only a consumer but also a potential media producer, and it is easy to be drenched. To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation. Listen to this post as a podcast: If no one has ever encouraged, pushed, or insisted that you build more higher-order thinking into your students’ learning, it’s possible you’ve been teaching in a cave.

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation

Higher-level thinking has been a core value of educators for decades. We learned about it in college. We hear about it in PD. We’re even evaluated on whether we’re cultivating it in our classrooms: Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching, a widely used instrument to measure teacher effectiveness, describes a distinguished teacher as one whose “lesson activities require high-level student thinking” (Domain 3, Component 3c). Content Curation for Education Infographic.

Educational Technology Infographics Content Curation for Education Infographic Content Curation for Education Infographic Content curation is an integral part of education in today’s world.

Content Curation for Education Infographic

With online information expanding at an exponential rate, both educators and students are turning towards online content for research and education. The Internet provides easy access to articles, white-papers, books, videos, educational tools, etc. that help to enhance offline education and teaching methods. Great Apps and Websites for Curation. 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. 4 Great Digital Curation Tools Created by Teachers for Teachers. April 28, 2016 Access is one of the key elements in the process of leveraging the power of EdTech in your teaching and for your professional growth.

4 Great Digital Curation Tools Created by Teachers for Teachers

It’s true the web is teeming with all kinds of educational content, and like fishing in an ocean, to access the riches of the web you need the right strategies to help you search for, curate and access what you need when you need it and with the minimum time and effort possible. This is where digital curation techniques come in handy. There are multiple strategies you can use to curate EdTech resources to use in your instruction popular among these is the use of social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Pinterest, to mention a few. One of the strengths of these websites for digital curators is the use of hashtags.

8 Content Curation Tools for Educators. What is content curation? Why does it matter to teachers? – John Spencer. The term “curate” has become a buzzword in education.

What is content curation? Why does it matter to teachers? – John Spencer

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. Curation for Digital Learning. Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions.

Curation for Digital Learning

With the use of these resources, educators are planning to better engage student learning, increase academic performance; and prepare students for an ever-changing digital world. Whether the technology devices are owned by the students and brought to school as part of a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative or provided by the district, teachers and students are using these tools and accessing online platforms to transform learning experiences by developing new ways to connect with each other and digital content. Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education. Survey Results Chapter 2. Curation in School Libraries Chapter 4. Teacher Librarians as Content Curators. Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List. For content marketers, content curation is integral to online strategy.

Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List

Effective curation helps position you as a thought leader in your space, and is an economical way to maintain a consistent publishing schedule of quality content. But manually trying to find the most relevant content in a given industry and then publishing it across multiple channels can be time-consuming. To curate effectively thus requires automation.

This ultimate list of content curation software includes both business-grade and personal curation tools for hobbyist or organizational purposes. Curata defines content curation as when an individual (or team) consistently finds, organizes, annotates, and shares the most relevant and highest quality digital content on a specific topic for their target market. Diigo - Better reading and research with annotation, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking & more.