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.
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). All that aside, most teachers would say they want their students to be thinking on higher levels, that if our teaching kept students at the lowest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy—simply recalling information—we wouldn’t be doing a very good job as teachers. If this sounds anything like you, I have a suggestion: Try a curation assignment.
That’s what I’m proposing we do. 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.
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.
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. Not only. You can even teach, or start your own school, even if you do not have a PhD. I myself, have been making the bulk of my professional revenue in the last 7 years, by running a small online learning campus for independent information entrepreneurs.
But you don’t need to follow the same road. Sal Khan starts the Khan Academy. 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.
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. 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. Reflection makes new information stick in your brain. 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.
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..
Chapter 4: Curation in School Libraries. Chapter 4: Curation in School Libraries Joyce Kasman Valenza, Brenda L.
Boyer, Della Curtis. Joyce Valenza- Social Media Curation- CUE 2016 National Conference.
Conference presentation by Joyce Valenza on curation in education. Using categories she explores tools that can be used by educators and students. – karenmalbon
Internet Catalogue. Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation. Why Should We Teach Content Curation? “Content curation” is hip terminology in the marketing world.
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. To talk content curation, we really need to think through the duties of a museum curator for a second. A curator scours the art world, selects the finest works, gathers them together around a unified theme, provides a frame to understand the artists’ messages and then hosts a conversation around the collection.
The Curation Project & the PLN. Curating content - tools and processes. Having clarified the need to curate content on a specific topic, your next step is to choose a curation tool.
One that meets your users' needs and is easily accessible. Contents. 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.
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. Content curation is “…the process of collecting, organizing and displaying information relevant to a particular topic.
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. It's just too much even if we focus only on the very essence of it. The goal is to learn how to learn, to know where to look for something and to be able to identify which parts of all the information available are most relevant to learn or achieve a certain goal or objective.This is why new digital literacy skills are of such great importance.
From the New York Times: "...Mr. 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. Students live in an information-saturated world. The 5 Models Of Content Curation. Curation has always been an underrated form of creation.
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.
In this Thing we are looking at online curation, using tools like Pinterest and Tumblr. SLANZA Collected issue #6 by Miriam Tuohy. Content Curation Primer. Photo by Stuck in Customs. What is Content Curation?  Project-Based Learning: Teaching Students to Be Great Curators.
11 minute interview with Nancy White describing how project-based learning can be used to teach students the difference between collecting to curating – karenmalbon
Curating Resources in Education - home. Developing Future Workskills Through Content Curation. July 27, 2012 Come to my session at ISTE 2016: “Personalize Learning With Student Curation” 6/28 4:00 – 5:00 CCC 113, Table 2. 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. 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.