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Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally

Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally
Note taking lies at the heart of curricula around the world. Beginning in elementary school, we teach students to "take notes" so that they can maintain a record of the content disseminated to them by the teacher. And yet, with mobile devices replacing paper notebooks, this process has become increasingly complex as students (and teachers) struggle to apply previous strategies to new tools. In the past, I wrote about the 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology. Students should choose a system that: Supports their learning needs Allows them to save across devices Possesses search capabilities Can be shared While I realize that younger students need scaffolding to learn any system, older students need to think beyond just transcribing information. Curate Recently, a middle-school teacher mentioned to me that her students could not keep track of everything. Curation implies more than just collecting resources into a folder or notebook. Synthesize Reflect

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What is content curation? Why does it matter to teachers? The term "curate" has become a buzzword in education. I've seen it referenced in TEDx Talks and tossed around in Twitter chats. A few years ago, the term "curation" would have conjured up images of art galleries but now I associate it with conversations about the future of education. And yet . . . I'm really drawn toward an archaic definition of the term. Twitter For Teachers ICYMI: Twitter Shorthand With a 140-character limit per tweet, abbreviations and acronyms abound. @: A symbol placed before a user’s name that directs a tweet to that user’s account RT: Retweet—when you share someone else’s tweet with your followers MT: Modified tweet—a retweet that you’ve made some tweaks to, such as adding your own comment and/or editing the original tweet for space ICYMI: In case you missed it—use this when reposting your own tweet

3 Ways Lesson Plans Flop—and How to Recover In an ideal world, all lessons would be flawless, your delivery would be impeccable, and all students would master the content every day. Unfortunately, we are human, and so are our students. We all know that there are myriad reasons that lessons flop, ranging from poor planning to a fight with your boyfriend over breakfast to the kids already having reached their maximum cognitive load for that day. After eight years of teaching, I have experienced them all. When your lesson is failing, you can’t tell a classroom of thirty 6-year-old children “Let me get back to you about that” or “I miscalculated—give me a moment to revise my thinking.”

Teaching Content Curation Skills To Students In my last piece, I discussed why content curation was an essential skill and discussed ways teachers could use Pinterest to curate content for students. Modeling this skill for students is important, but giving them the knowledge to do it themselves is crucial. The ability to sort through many sources for high-quality information was always the goal of library time and research notecards, but today’s students need tech-based content curation skills. The Five Tenets of Personalized Learning Cross-posted from the Corwin Connect Blog. I did not know what I was doing when I decided to change the way I taught. I did not know that somewhere out in the education world there was already a term floating around for some of the ideas I had for change, a term that would capture so many of my ideas in one. It was not until a few years of blogging about the changes I had made that someone left a comment on my blog suggesting I learn more about personalizing learning because it seemed like that is what I was talking about.

My Learning DiaryCO-LAB course In this learning activity, Students are NOT required to work together in pairs or groups. Students DO work together BUT they DO NOT have shared responsibility. Students DO have shared responsibility BUT they ARE NOT required to make substantive decisions together. Learning the art of Digital Content Curation It is undeniable that we live in a world of information overload. Check out Internet Live Stats to be truly ‘infowhelmed’! Just one second of internet traffic…. As busy people, it is often at precisely the wrong time that we find that fascinating article, or when we are looking for something else that we discover a great resource for the future. Keeping track of all of this digital information is important – we all know how quickly our time is sapped away while searching online. Fortunately, there are a number of tools that are easy to use, and which we can use to manage our digital information, so that we can virtually ‘file’ and share with others the quality articles, resources and media to be easily drawn upon again, or to be read at a later, more suitable time.

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#XPLAP · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbyJeffrey Bradbury Podcast: Download | Embed In his new book, Explore Like a Pirate, author and educator Michael Matera helps us unlock our curriculum and engage our students by providing an amazing framework in which we can Gamify our classrooms. In todays episode, we sit down with Mike and Culinary Educator Tisha Richmond to discuss how we can bring Gamification into our classrooms. 5 Reasons you need to be a Content Curator No doubt about it, Content Curation is one of the most important digital skills of our time. The basic fact is that Curation is a strategy that we need just to begin to implement and sift through all of the information online.The following explains the top reasons why we need to engage in quality content curation as educators and as learners! Content Curation and Information Literacy The Top 5 Reasons to be a Content Curator. 1.

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