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Content Curation Tools

Content Curation Tools
What is Content Curation? As instructors, we are all information curators. How do you collect and share currently relevant content with your students? How do your students research and share information that they find with the rest of class? Modern web tools make it easy for both students and instructors to contribute online discoveries to class conversations. How can I use Content Curation in My Class? Instructors are using online content curation tools in the classroom to: The following are some real-life examples of how content curation tools are being used in education. Pinterest is a pinboard-styled social photo sharing website. Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as tweets, photos and videos. allows users to create and share their own themed magazines designed around a given topic. Pearltrees is a content curation site that forms communities through sharing links through a visually striking interface. Get Started Using Content Curation Tools Related:  curation

How to Create a Twitter Daily Newspaper By Renee Revetta | Oct 13, 2010 More Articles by Renee You may have seen “The ____ Daily is out!” tweets popping up everywhere lately. This post will help explain what the papers are and why you should consider creating one. About “ organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. To create a paper, visit the site, but not before considering the following information. Why should I create one? Gain exposure in your industry by sharing relevant informationGet new followers, which increases your social circleGain attention from those you follow, but don’t follow you – though the @ mentions of those that shared the top storiesPromote your Twitter account as an industry expert and leaderEstablish yourself or your company as a reliable resource Various formats of Based on a specific Twitter userBased on a specific Twitter hashtag (#SEO)Based on a Twitter list If you’re using a list, choose the list members wisely.

Content Curation Primer Photo by Stuck in Customs What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information. Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation. People and organizations are now making and sharing media and content all over the social web. Content Curation Provides Value from the Inside Out What does that mean for nonprofits and the people who work for them? For some staff members, content curation can be professional of learning. The biggest challenge to becoming a content curator is getting past the feeling of “content fried” or so much good content and so little time to digest it. The Three S’s of Content Curation: Seek, Sense, Share Getting Started

15 top-notch content curation tools Content curation tools play an important role in the content planning and publishing process. Before we provide you with our picks for the Web’s best content curation tools, let’s go back a step revisit the origins of content curation and the specific role it plays. The role content curation plays across the social Web Content curation has risen in significance for a number of reasons: 1. Curated content is more cost-effective than producing (only) original content. There are associated benefits of curated content, including the ability to serve up frequent content and increased opportunities for interaction, which can help exposure over time. How content curation works Content planning varies by channel. The best forms of curated content are evergreen, as opposed to news-based content, which has a shorter shelf-life. Examples of evergreen content include FAQs, how-to guides and tutorials, industry definitions, and resource lists (such as this one). Aggregation dashboards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8.

Steal Like an Artist: Austin Kleon Speaks on Combinatorial Creativity - Maria Popova Austin Kleon is positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet. His Newspaper Blackout project is essentially a postmodern florilegium, using a black Sharpie to make art and poetry by redacting newspaper articles. In this excellent talk from The Economist's Human Potential Summit, titled Steal Like an Artist, Kleon makes an articulate and compelling case for combinatorial creativity and the role of remix in the idea economy. Kleon, who has clearly seen Kirby Ferguson's excellent Everything is a Remix, echoes the central premise of my own recent talk on networked knowledge and combinatorial creativity: Nothing is completely original. Amen. And even more in the vein of the Brain Pickings ethos, reminiscent of this favorite quote by iconic designer Paula Scher: We can pick our teachers and we can pick our friends and we can pick the books we read and the music we listen to and the movies we see, etcetera. Via @wendymac. This post also appears on Brain Pickings.

Content Curation: Beyond the Institutional Repository and Library Archives - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians If you are an academic librarian, you have been hearing about Data Curation, Content Curation, Information Curation or Digital Curation for years. And the terms can be applied in several different ways. There are the curation activities surrounding purchased library materials and the curation of faculty and student items (like theses and dissertations for example). Archivists have been intimately involved with all sorts of curation activities since archives existed, and were early adopters of digital curation and finding aids for the items they maintained. Most recently, Data Curation has been in the forefront of librarian discussions in response to government mandates to make research information widely available; first with the medical field, and more recently with the National Science Foundation requirements for data curation plans in all NSF grants. Clay Shirky ( suggests that “[the problem] is not information overload. References: Good, Robin. Kanter, Beth.

Curation Traffic™ - WordPress Content Curation Theme & Plugin Educational content curation.... Launches Connotate4 - Connotate Leading provider of intelligent web scraping makes it easier than ever to collect and transform Webdata for strategic business use New Brunswick, NJ – April 23, 2014 – Connotate, the enterprise-grade datapipe for Web-sourced information, or Webdata, today announced an update of its core technology that simplifies and streamlines the Webdata extraction process and assures complete coverage of today’s highly dynamic websites. At the center of Connotate4 is a custom browser that leverages the industry standard Webkit engine, which powers leading browsers like Safari and Chrome. “Combining Connotate’s best-in-class patented machine-learning algorithms with our browser cements our position as the industry-leading web extraction technology,” said Connotate CEO, Keith Cooper. Connotate has six (6) patents that support its Web data extraction technology. “Connotate4 allows us to scale in ways we could never do before.

10 Of The Best Content Curation Tools As more online platforms embrace social media, content curation will continue to lift its key role in the preparation and delivery of content, and the messages it conveys in various forms. But what gave rise to content curation? Why is it important? How does it work? And which content curation tools will you need? Content curation means sorting and showing Web content in a well-structured way, focusing on a central idea. The Importance of Content Curation Tools A content curator offers a valuable skill to people who want to find high-quality content because looking for sensible information will increasingly need time and effort in this age of social media, wherein digital content is plethoric. Content curation creates thought leadership for brands and organization. Beth Kanter provides a good explanation for content curation as a three-part process – Seek, Sense, and Share (the three S’s) – in this post. 1. No computer algorithm can replace human analysis and understanding. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

curation practice Bing for Schools exits beta and goes into use with thousands of schools Last summer Microsoft announced that it was beginning work on a new version of Bing that was aimed at schools called Bing for Schools. The idea for Bing for Schools was to provide a somewhat sanitized version of the Bing search engine that would help insulate kids using computers at school from content that they shouldn’t be able to see. Microsoft started with a small pilot program for Bing for Schools that had operated in five schools. Microsoft's search engine for schools is ad free and there will be no charge for schools to use the special version of Bing. The program is currently operating in 5,000 schools around the country with over 4.5 million kids participating. Once the school totals 30,000 credits, a Surface tablet with Type Cover will be sent directly to the school. SOURCE: PC World

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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education | Mihailidis Abstract: In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and communication flow online. In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. Keywords: Media Literacy, Curation, Civic Engagement, Digital Learning Introduction In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. In her book Digital and Media Literacy (2011), Renee Hobbs stresses the competencies needed to prepare students for lives of constant technological evolution. Why curation? Curation as new media organization