9 Ways to use Content Curation Tools in the Classroom Image Source As the relationship between education and technology continues to grow, content curation become a more essential and useful skill every day. Here are 9 ways that teachers and students can use content curation tools like Wakelet in the classroom. 1. To host lesson resources *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 CRAAP Test - Evaluating Sources - Research Guides at Benedictine University Library CRAAP is an acronym for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. Use the CRAAP Test to evaluate your sources. Currency: the timeliness of the information When was the information published or posted? Has the information been revised or updated? Is the information current or out-of date for your topic?
Driving Questions in Project-based Learning Join our project-based learning email list to get the PBL Planning Guide, video trainings, tips, and more to help you on your project based learning journey! Share these ideas! Whether you’re a frequent user of project-based learning or a newbie, you know there are a lot of different parts to it. One of the parts that I think often gets left behind is the driving question. The driving question is the question you pose to students in order to get them to investigate a problem or process. Students will learn or practice key standards while exploring the driving question, but the standards do not need to be stated in it – that’s a separate piece of your lesson.
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
Narrowing a Topic – Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research For many students, having to start with a research question is the biggest difference between how they did research in high school and how they are required to carry out their college research projects. It’s a process of working from the outside in: you start with the world of all possible topics (or your assigned topic) and narrow down until you’ve focused your interest enough to be able to tell precisely what you want to find out, instead of only what you want to “write about.” Process of Narrowing a Topic All Possible Topics – You’ll need to narrow your topic in order to do research effectively. Without specific areas of focus, it will be hard to even know where to begin. How to Write Effective Driving Questions for Project-Based Learning To get a better sense of this, I encourage you to watch some videos at the Buck Institute for Education's "How To Do PBL" playlist on their YouTube Channel before we dig in. Our Driving Question Now Is: How to Write an Effective Driving Question? First, we need to understand why we have them.
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. While it’s quite possible you’ve been building HyperDocs-like instruction for years on a variety of platforms, we can now connect our work to an accepted model and a growing and generous community! What are HyperDocs? According to the HyperDocs site, How to Help Teens Choose Research Topics: A Scaffolded Approach How do you help students choose research topics? I used to approach every class the same way. It only took me one year to figure out that approach didn’t work.
Thing 16: Digital Portfolios for Students - Cool Tools for School What is a portfolio? “A student portfolio is a compilation of academic work and other forms of educational evidence assembled for the purpose of(1) evaluating coursework quality, learning progress, and academic achievement;(2) determining whether students have met learning standards or other academic requirements for courses, grade-level promotion, and graduation;(3) helping students reflect on their academic goals and progress as learners; and(4) creating a lasting archive of academic work products, accomplishments, and other documentation.” (Glossary of Education Reform) Portfolios have been used for a many years in various educational settings and in the past were primarily paper-based, which restricted the types of material that could be included and also limited access. Digital portfolios are common today and can provide access to a far wider range of student created content, including written work, scanned work, photos, videos and audio.