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Content Curation With Pearltrees

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:

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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. A Comprehensive List of Curation Platforms The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools, and accompanying map, is comprised of both business grade tools that can support organizations’ content marketing strategies, as well as personal curation tools that can be used by individuals for hobbyist or organizational purposes. Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List Content curation is when an individual (or team) consistently finds, organizes, annotates and shares the most relevant and highest quality digital content on a specific topic for their target market. Curation is a great way to support your created content strategy, publish content consistently and keep track of your favorite information sources.

6 reasons to use Pearltrees Pearltrees is the first and largest social curation community on the Internet. It’s a place to organize, discover and share all the cool content you find online. However, beyond this basic definition, a question remains: why would I want to use Pearltrees? Well, what I want to share with you are six major use cases (or reasons) we’ve identified as being most popular across our entire community of web curators. Pearltrees Pearltrees refers to itself as "a place for your interests".[8] Functionally the product is a visual and collaborative curation tool[9][10][11][12] that allows users to organize, explore and share any URL they find online as well as to upload personal photos, files and notes.[13] The product features a unique visual interface[14][15] that allows users to drag and organize collected URLs, and other digital objects.[16] that themselves can be further organized into collections and sub-collections,[17] (URLs). Users of the product can also engage in social/collaborative curation using a feature called Pearltrees Teams.[18] Pearltrees was founded by Patrice Lamothe, CEO,[22] Alain Cohen, CTO,[23] Nicolas Cynober, Technical Director,[24] Samuel Tissier, Ergonomy/UI[25] and Francois Rocaboy, CMO.[26] History[edit]

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. Pearltrees Radically Redesigns Its Online Curation Service To Reach A Wider Audience Pearltrees, the Paris-based online curation service that launched in late 2009, was always known for its rather quirky Flash-based interface that allowed you to organize web bookmarks, photos, text snippets and documents into a mindmap-like structure. For users who got that metaphor, it was a very powerful service, but its interface also presented a barrier to entry for new users. Today, the company is launching a radical redesign that does away with most of the old baggage of Pearltrees 1.0. Gone are the Flash dependency, the tree diagrams, the little round pearls that represented your content and most everything else from the old interface. Here is what Pearltrees 1.0 looked like:

How to use Pearltrees? 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 about my first experience with; 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.

Storybird- Great for Visual Storytelling with Students July, 2014 Storybird is a great platform for visual storytelling. Students can easily use it to create visual stories in few steps. Storybird provides students with artwork curated from illustrators and animators from all around the world and invite them to use those images to create engaging stories. Besides being able to create their own storybooks, students can use Storybird library to access and read a wide variety of books written by others. They can also interact with these works through hearting and commenting on books they like.