Pearltrees helps you to organize the web - visually. Challenge 5 - Curate Resources using Pearltrees. If you listened to the episode of the Instructional Tech Talk podcast that discussed curating content in the classroom you know how valuable curating resources can be both with students and for your own resources.
Social bookmarking has become a huge activity – spreading many genres and via many platforms. It has revolutionized the way in which we share and find information. Like I mentioned, there are many ways to participate in social content curation and each way looks a little different. For the purpose of this challenge, we will be using the popular curation tool Pearltrees to begin our content curation adventure. Don’t worry – it is easy, fun, and extremely addictive. Pearltrees is a way to store all the websites you use on a regular basis (and even the ones that you won’t use again for 2 years) to allow for instant reference. The Challenge Create a Pearltrees account and start curating resources. How to Complete the Challenge. Organize The Best Of The Web In Your Own Visual Library On Pearltrees [Chrome]
Just a month back we had a brief but interesting discussion where a reader asked about Pearltrees and what was good about their visual way of curating web content.
I had heard about Pearltrees before, but had never really got down to using it. The one phrase that has been consistently used to describe it is – visually pleasing. Now, we know that the more content we bookmark and stuff away for reading later, the more onerous it becomes to manage them. Social bookmarking helps to tackle information overload, but its management actually falls upon us. Pearltrees is a more natural way to process all we save and share the best of the web. Please Note: In Pearltrees everything is public and collaborative by default. Pearltrees on Chrome Pearltrees has browser extensions and add-ons for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. You start by creating your account and profile on Pearltrees. Turn Interesting Web Pages into Pearls Clicking on a pearl expands it to a detail window. Curating the Best of Tech and Social Media for Families.
Many people search the web, read content every day and share that content.
While advances in search technology has made finding information easier and easier, saving and organizing information in a way that captures a story or conversation can still be very challenging. I just posted on Techmamas.com about my first experience with Pearltrees.com; I was on a Traveling Geeks trip to LeWeb and Pearltrees was one of the French companies we met. Being a visual person, the Pearltrees online application offered me the tools to capture and organize online information in a visual format that also reflected the storyline behind the issue being discussed. I decided that my next step was to use it and see what happens. What happened – is that adding content to Pearltrees became part of my daily workflow.
I easily created Pearltrees for conversations, issues and topic areas I am researching. A Pearltree is made up of Pearls. Here are some examples of how I have used Pearltrees so far: Content Curation With Pearltrees. EduTip: Content Curation with Pearltrees by Linnea Sudduth Ward Content curation tools—or tools designed to collect, store, and share ideas on a particular topic—are great tools for allowing your students to delve more deeply into a given concept.
Perhaps the most well-known content curation platform is Pinterest, which boasts 1.36 unique visitors a day. A less popular tool, though perhaps a more useful tool for education, is Pearltrees. Indeed, Pearltrees is such a useful platform that the Department of Academic Innovation & eLearning created an entire project (the Instructional Design Core Toolset) with this platform. Like Pinterest, Pearltrees users create a “collection” (i.e., “board”) around a given topic and add pearls (such as relevant websites or photos) to it.
Yet, Pearltrees’ capabilities exceed that of Pinterest’s. Perhaps the most useful feature that separates Pearltrees from Pinterest is its advanced organizational capabilities. Pearltrees as an Educational Technology Video: