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Our Students Need to Be Curators – John Spencer. Content curation is a vital part of the creative process.

Our Students Need to Be Curators – John Spencer

In this blog post and podcast, we explore why curation matters and how we can help students learn how to engage in the curation process. We Need Critical Consumers When we think of creativity, it’s easy to picture a person coming up with something entirely new, pulling it from thin air and making it from scratch. But if you watch people engaged in creative work, they are often critical consumers of the same type of work they create. There’s this ongoing cycle of critical consuming, inspiration, and creative work.

Chefs enjoy great meals. So, if we want students to be makers, we need students to be critical consumers. However, we live in a world of instant information, where ideas go viral without much thought regarding accuracy and validity. But there’s a cost. Supercharge students' digital literacy skills with content curation. While simple collecting is additive, curation is subtractive — what is left out is almost more important than what is included.

Supercharge students' digital literacy skills with content curation

A great way to think about collection and curation is described by Frank Chimero (2011). Consider collection as a bowl of loose pearls, and curation as a pearl necklace. The individual pearls in the bowl may be of great value, but they are pretty useless when they are just gathered together. Curation is what happens when particular pearls are selected from the bowl and strung, in a particular order, into a beautiful necklace. The necklace has fewer pearls than the bowl but, as it can be publicly admired and worn, it may be considered to have more worth. An information and digital literacy meta-skill. 16 Curation Tools for Teachers and Students. Email Marketing, Content Marketing and Content Curation Tool. Are You a Curator or a Dumper?

Evolution of Curation. LibrariansCuratorsEdited. SLANZA Collected issue #6 by School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa. Digital Curation (with images, tweet) · Kleem9. Understanding Content Curation – A Refresh – Innovations In Education. In the summer of 2012, I began an exploration of the concept of Content Curation, and what this meant for teachers and students.

Little did I know at the time that my journey would involve curating…about curating. Given the task of providing professional development for teachers to curate resources for backwards-designed units, I started researching to better understand why the word “curate” was being used – so I set out to define what curation meant in the field of education, and realized early on in my research that student curation is where our focus should be. My original post, where I shared my discoveries and understandings, has generated more traffic than any other post on my blog, with hundreds of cross-postings on sites in the fields of education, marketing and libraries. For the past 5 years I have continued to curate information about curating, using the same Scoop It site I started in 2012. Personal Connection Sharing, Audience – Comments & Discussion Storytelling Like this: Curation Situations: Let us count the ways.

Curation is a funny word.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. The folks we interviewed across library land curated in several different ways and we used the term curation differently depending on current community needs or where they were in any particular project. Back in 2014, The role of digital content curation in a busy life. – Linking Learning. Who has a busy life?

The role of digital content curation in a busy life. – Linking Learning

I know I do. In fact, almost everyone I know does. Juggling family, work, study, all the household chores and trying to squeeze in a life as well – this seems to describe everyone in 2017. As a PhD student and educator, I spend a lot of time online – researching, reading articles, connecting with others on Twitter and (yes, I admit it!) To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation. Content Curation by Robin Good. Pinterest for Students. Getting Started with Content Curation in the Classroom – John Spencer. This is the second in a series called The Future of Learning.

Getting Started with Content Curation in the Classroom – John Spencer

The previous post dealt with the seismic changes happening with technology. This post dives into the question of how we explore information in a world of information overload. The term “curate” has become a buzzword in education. I’ve seen it referenced in TEDx Talks and tossed around in Twitter chats. It’s easy to write off buzzwords as trendy.

We live in a world of instant information, where ideas go viral without much thought regarding accuracy and validity. The Rise of the Curators. 8. Anyone Can Teach Anything — Everyone Can Study Any Topic — Content Curation Official Guide. 8.

8. Anyone Can Teach Anything — Everyone Can Study Any Topic — Content Curation Official Guide

Anyone Can Teach Anything - Everyone Can Study Any Topic 10 Disruptive Factors Transforming the World of Education and Learning — Consequences, Opportunities, Tools Today, if you want to learn about something, you don’t need to go back to school or to a university. Unless you are looking for an official degree from that very institution. But in all other cases, if your main goal is actually to learn something specific, independently of certifications and pieces of paper that prove it, there are a growing number of private, for-profit and not-for-profit online schools and academies that offer you the opportunity to learn just about anything you can think of. Content Curation In Online Learning: How To Do It Right. Not every Subject Matter Expert is good at building online learning and not every online learning unit builder is an expert in every topic.

Content Curation In Online Learning: How To Do It Right

Good online learning, however, is a combination of good content well presented to engage and entertain the learner. I am an Instructional Designer and online learning unit builder (e-delivery team) and the following reflects some of the conversations I have with Subject Matter Experts to help them provide me with the best possible content for developing online learning units. Much of the work I am doing at the moment is based on self-paced and self-assessing learning.

This requires a very specific approach as there are no assignments to mark to help clarify if the learning is delivering as expected. Curation: Creatively Filtering Content. We are living in an era of information overload.

Curation: Creatively Filtering Content

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. Reflection makes new information stick in your brain. Curation Tools. Chapter 4: Curation in School Libraries. Chapter 4: Curation in School Libraries Joyce Kasman Valenza, Brenda L.

Chapter 4: Curation in School Libraries

Boyer, Della Curtis Abstract In chapter 4 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 50, no. 7), “Social Media Curation,” the authors present interviews with school librarians who describe how digital curation supports learning, serves as a learning activity for students, and contributes to the larger community. Refbacks There are currently no refbacks. Joyce Valenza- Social Media Curation- CUE 2016 National Conference.

Internet Catalogue. Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation. Why Should We Teach Content Curation? “Content curation” is hip terminology in the marketing world.

Why Should We Teach Content Curation?

Businesses routinely develop and refine perceptions of their brand on social media through the information they choose to share with specific audiences. 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! 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. And that takes away from its power. Curating content - tools and processes. Filtering: Seven Principles.

In earlier posts towards the tail end of last year and early this year, I committed to writing a number of posts on filtering. The background is simple: soon, everything and everyone will be connectedthat includes people, devices, creatures, inanimate objects, even concepts (like a tweet or a theme)at the same time, the cost of sensors and actuators is dropping at least as fast as compute and storageso that means everything and everyone can now publish status and alerts of pretty much anythingthere’s the potential for a whole lotta publishing to happenwhich in turn means it’s firehose timeso we need filterswhich is why the stream/filter/drain approach is becoming more commonand which is why I want to spend time on all this during 2014, starting with the filter So here goes. 1.

Filters should be built such that they are selectable by subscriber, not publisher There should be no publisher-level filters. 2. 3. A Comprehensive Guide to Content Curation. Depending on your point of view, content on the internet can be a vast collection of treasures, a cesspool swimming in filth, or a big pile of gold specks mixed in with an even bigger pile of dirt. My guess is that most people lean towards the last one, giving rise to content curation, the process of finding the gold among the dirt, as a very popular online activity. At its most basic, content curation is the process of finding, organizing, and presenting content from the flood of information and media that inundate the web by the second.

Similar to museum curators, content curators sift through a seemingly never-ending amount of digital objects to unearth individual items worthy of being showcased for a specific audience. Once the selection is finished, the curator presents those assembled elements under a cohesive theme, just like museum curators do for specific exhibitions. Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly. “Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers.

Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.” Teaching with Content Curation. 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: Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters. It’s becoming less and less effective to block students from websites. When Los Angeles Unified rolled out its one-to-one iPad program, administrators expected to be able to control how students used them both in school and at home. But, not surprisingly, kids are resourceful and students quickly found ways around the security, prompting the district to require students to turn over the devices. The 5 Models Of Content Curation. Curation is the new search tool. Students as Curators ISTE Ignite NancyW. 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.

Content Marketing, Knowledge Management and Infographic. Thing 14: Curating - 23mobilethings : 23mobilethings. Posted by Kathryn Barwick on Friday, June 21, 2013 · 5 Comments Libraries and museums (and the people working in them) have a fascination with collecting, but using technology the potential for individuals to draw together their own collections of online resources is enormous. SLANZA Collected issue #6 by Miriam Tuohy. Content Curation Primer. Photo by Stuck in Customs.

What is Content Curation? [3400] Project-Based Learning: Teaching Students to Be Great Curators. Curating Resources in Education - home. Developing Future Workskills Through Content Curation. July 27, 2012. Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education. Keywords: Media Literacy, Curation, Civic Engagement, Digital Learning Introduction In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. A 2010 Kaiser Family Foundation study found that 'Eight- to eighteen-year-olds spend more time with media than in any other activity besides (maybe) sleeping-an average of more than 7½ hours a day, 7 days a week.' Content Curation Official Guide. Why Curation Revolutionizes Education & Learning — Content Curation Official Guide.

Content curation. Digital Content Curation: More Important Than Ever! – Linking Learning. INF532 Artefact and exegesis. Students Becoming Curators of Information? Curation as a tool for teaching and learning (with images) · hbailie. Learning the art of Digital Content Curation. Flintoff. Teaching Content Curation Skills to Students. About Curation - Curating Primary Sources - LibGuides at University of South Dakota. Harvard Education Publishing Group - Blog. Step 6: Using Curation tools as part of your PLN – Teacher Challenges.