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While there are a ton of essential skills that today's students need in order to succeed in tomorrow's world, learning to efficiently manage -- and to evaluate the reliability of -- the information that they stumble across online HAS to land somewhere near the top of the "Muy Importante" list. Which is why I had a few of my students experimenting with Scoop.it this week. Specifically, they put together this collection of resources spotlighting the range of perspectives people have on New York City's decision to ban the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. Designed to give users the chance to create curated collections of resources on topics that they are interested in , Scoop.it is a wicked mashup of digital goodness - part feed reader, part blogging tool, and part social bookmarking service. Scoop.it users begin by creating a blank page and entering a bunch of search terms connected to the topic that they are interested in.
Yesterday one of my favourite bloggers/tweeters/curators Maria Popova announced a new initiative called The Curator’s Code as a method to standardise the way in which we attribute discoveries made when we re-distribute via the usual channels of twitter and blogs. The code proposes the use of two shorthand codes: ᔥ – indicates a via: a direct link of discovery ↬ – indicates a hat-tip: an indirect link of discovery There are a few things I’d like to discuss first before trying to ascertain whether this is a good idea. Missing attribution versus missing attribution
Just this weekend I’ve finished writing a lead article for my SLANZA friends in NZ for their Collected Magazine .
Collaborative search is a brilliant idea, executed well by Zakta. In inno360, the application of this technology enables the kind of landscape research and expert identification that has never been possible before! – inno360 The perfect solution for the dreaded "collaborative group project" is finally here.