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*Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

*Curation Situations: Let us count the ways
Curation is a funny word. When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. The folks we interviewed across library land curated in several different ways and we used the term curation differently depending on current community needs or where they were in any particular project. Back in 2014, our interviews and surveys led us to a taxonomy of digital curation. The professionals we spoke with described a process in which they began by collecting or gathering; moved to connecting content and resources for specific purposes and audiences; curated by adding value with context and commentary; and contributed by offering the community opportunities for collaboration, learning and growth. K12 digital curation is about getting our users/students/teachers to the good stuff, pointing them to content and resources they might not themselves discover with their own intuitive strategies. Curating with kids Curating OER

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Tool literacy as a new process I’ve been thinking a bit about the notion of app smashing and the way we introduce learning challenges in our classrooms and libraries. And I am thinking there’s a thinking process going on that we’re not thinking about nearly enough. The Evolution of the Desk by Best Reviews Introducing a tool and saying you are going to use this tool to tell this story is kinda like saying go to page 347 and do exercises three through five.

NYC School Librarian Guidebook - NYC School Librarian Guidebook - Homepage at NYC DOE Office of Library Services The NYC School Librarian Guidebook is a blueprint to the policies, standards, and procedures that enable library personnel to develop, organize, and manage exemplary school library programs. Advocacy - Strong school library programs are at the heart of the school. Explore the five pillars of library services as identified by Dr. Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong “How do you do inventory if you can’t close the library because you’re letting kids take books out for the summer?” The criticism in the other school librarian’s voice was not even trying to veil itself behind a smile. “I don’t do inventory,” I admitted. “I mean, there were some kids eating lunch in the library a couple years ago, and they asked if they could take books out for the summer, and that got me thinking…” My voice trailed off at the sight of her expression. “They eat lunch in the library?” she asked.

School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning The goal is to support professional learning cohorts to elevate and expand the role of school librarians, and transform their capacities as instructional leaders, who support advancements in STEM learning. Participants will collaboratively create and review curriculum using ISKME’s OER Commons library of freely available resources. The resources developed will support student critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving across STEM disciplines as well as close reading of texts and math integration, in alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and state and national science standards. The project is led by ISKME, in partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Education, Granite State College, and New Hampshire's Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Network. The project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Understanding Content Curation – A Refresh – Innovations In Education In the summer of 2012, I began an exploration of the concept of Content Curation, and what this meant for teachers and students. Little did I know at the time that my journey would involve curating…about curating. Given the task of providing professional development for teachers to curate resources for backwards-designed units, I started researching to better understand why the word “curate” was being used – so I set out to define what curation meant in the field of education, and realized early on in my research that student curation is where our focus should be. My original post, where I shared my discoveries and understandings, has generated more traffic than any other post on my blog, with hundreds of cross-postings on sites in the fields of education, marketing and libraries.

HyperDocs and the teacher librarian The concept of HyperDocs is spreading all over edtech land. HyperDocs are perfect opportunities to grow teacher librarian/ classroom teacher partnerships. A true extension of what TLs do or should be doing in a hyperlinked information landscape, HyperDocs are all about curation and collaboration, instruction based on engaged inquiry, as well as our mission to inspire learning communities to think, create, share and grow. Ordering - NYC School Librarian Guidebook - Homepage at NYC DOE Office of Library Services All materials purchased should align with the NYC DOE Collection Development Policy Library Materials All materials ordered for the central school library should be purchased as “shelf-ready.” Disaster Preparedness Your school library may someday be affected by a natural disaster, fire or an act recognized by the federal government as terrorism. Being prepared ahead of time can help minimize the potential damage, shorten your library’s recovery time, and go a long way to helping your student population cope with the aftermath of any disaster. Below you will find a few excellent online resources for both you and your students to help you prepare for potential disaster. You can learn more about The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) – information on conference programs, special resources for school librarians, and ongoing education on school librarianship – by visiting

Critical Thinking Tips - Evaluating Sources - Library Resources Home at Fox Valley Technical College Clarification What do you mean by ? Could you put that another way? Could you give me an example? Could you explain that further? ​Probe Assumptions The role of digital content curation in a busy life. – Linking Learning Who has a busy life? I know I do. In fact, almost everyone I know does. Juggling family, work, study, all the household chores and trying to squeeze in a life as well – this seems to describe everyone in 2017. As a PhD student and educator, I spend a lot of time online – researching, reading articles, connecting with others on Twitter and (yes, I admit it!) admiring pretty pictures of yummy food on Pinterest. The 5 Models Of Content Curation Curation has always been an underrated form of creation. The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America – and started as a private art collection from one man (J. Paul Getty) who had a passion for art. Aside from a few well known examples like this one, however, the term curation has rarely been used outside of the world of art … until now.

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