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Curation for learning. Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education. Abstract: In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use.

Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and communication flow online. In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online.

We utilize a case study of the digital curation platform Storify to explore how curation works in the classroom, and present a framework that integrates curation pedagogy into core media literacy education learning outcomes. Keywords: Media Literacy, Curation, Civic Engagement, Digital Learning. Curation practice. Educational content curation.... Steal Like an Artist: Austin Kleon Speaks on Combinatorial Creativity - Maria Popova. Austin Kleon is positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet.

Steal Like an Artist: Austin Kleon Speaks on Combinatorial Creativity - Maria Popova

His Newspaper Blackout project is essentially a postmodern florilegium, using a black Sharpie to make art and poetry by redacting newspaper articles. In this excellent talk from The Economist's Human Potential Summit, titled Steal Like an Artist, Kleon makes an articulate and compelling case for combinatorial creativity and the role of remix in the idea economy. Kleon, who has clearly seen Kirby Ferguson's excellent Everything is a Remix, echoes the central premise of my own recent talk on networked knowledge and combinatorial creativity: Nothing is completely original.

All artists' work builds on what came before. Amen. And even more in the vein of the Brain Pickings ethos, reminiscent of this favorite quote by iconic designer Paula Scher: We can pick our teachers and we can pick our friends and we can pick the books we read and the music we listen to and the movies we see, etcetera. Via @wendymac. How to Create a Twitter Daily Newspaper. By Renee Revetta | Oct 13, 2010 More Articles by Renee You may have seen “The ____ Daily is out!”

How to Create a Twitter Daily Newspaper

Tweets popping up everywhere lately. This post will help explain what the papers are and why you should consider creating one. I’ll also review the types, how to choose users for your list (if you choose a list format) and how the papers are created. About “ organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. To create a paper, visit the site, but not before considering the following information. Why should I create one? Gain exposure in your industry by sharing relevant informationGet new followers, which increases your social circleGain attention from those you follow, but don’t follow you – though the @ mentions of those that shared the top storiesPromote your Twitter account as an industry expert and leaderEstablish yourself or your company as a reliable resource Various formats of How the papers are created.

How to curate - watch. The Pinterest Guide for Teachers. Content Curation Tools. What is Content Curation?

Content Curation Tools

As instructors, we are all information curators. How do you collect and share currently relevant content with your students? How do your students research and share information that they find with the rest of class? What tools do you use to manage or facilitate presentation of resources? Is it public? Modern web tools make it easy for both students and instructors to contribute online discoveries to class conversations. How can I use Content Curation in My Class? Instructors are using online content curation tools in the classroom to: The following are some real-life examples of how content curation tools are being used in education. Pinterest is a pinboard-styled social photo sharing website. Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as tweets, photos and videos. allows users to create and share their own themed magazines designed around a given topic.