Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect For six years, I taught in a basement classroom with no windows, and yet I could see what was happening around the world thanks to the Internet. Though I tried learning something new each day, until I put systems in place, I spent more time searching for materials than actually learning. I realized that to effectively engage in professional learning, I needed tools in place to curate content, save what I found, and connect to other educators. Curating Content Initially, reading and learning was easy. Each morning, I skimmed 2-3 blogs to see what might be new. NetNewsWire (Mac Only) When I first installed this program, my reading world exploded. Flipboard (iOS or Android) Sadly, Google Reader went defunct. Feedly (web, iOS, or Android) While I personally don't use Feedly very often, I like to find tools that work across all devices. Save, Search, and Share With my curation tools in place, I ran into three more problems. Once I found a great link, what would I do with it?
Wikispaces Top 10 Free Content Curation Tools For Teachers - eLearning Industry Summary: Finding educational content in the web is no big deal- but managing it, is. Educational content curation is the art – rather than the act – of sorting out the vast amounts of educational content on the web and organizing them around a specific educational topic in a coherent way. General speak all teachers are educational information curators, or should be. Modern web tools help both students and teachers to contribute online discoveries to class conversations. But which is the best way to collect and share relevant educational content with your students Which are the best free education tools to manage presentation of educational resources? In the following list you will find the Top 10 Free Content Curation Tools for Teachers that I highly encourage you to try out. Create the best Course for your School with the Right Vendor Find, choose and compare the top eLearning Content Development Companies for K12! Homebase Make work easier.
Only2Clicks - speed dial to favorite web site and make it your start page February 2014: Curation Tools are Cool! I have been curating online resources since 1995– finding links for teachers, organizing them into categories, providing descriptions of the resource, and posting them on a Web site. However, that was in the Web 1.0 era when all teachers could do was read and click on my resources. Fast forward to today. There are tons of tools that allow me to easily gather links, organize them, and annotate them with information for teachers. Overview and Information Curation tools can be used by educators to provide up-to-date, organized information for students or colleagues, for students showcasing their relevant organization of Web resources as an assessment, or as an easy way for students to gather assets to use in a project. Nancy White has been studying curation and is a noted expert in the field. Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh created a video explaining why and how they curate information and they reviewed several of the most common tools used in schools. Curation Tools
Wired and Wireless Network Analysis Software by TamoSoft Using Content Curation Tools to Engage Students When I was in college (for 12 years I might add) there were really only three sources of information available to students: 1) Instructor 2) Textbook 3) Library. This was not such a distant past. A mere two decades ago I finished my undergrad, and I graduated with my PhD in 2001. I don’t think learning, or even how we learn, has changed all that much since then. But what has changed is access to information and how that access might actually distract from learning. We live in the information age. For those of us raised in that distant galaxy two to three decades ago, or even further out, this is not so detrimental because we already have a solid context and construct from which to place all of this information. The abundance of freely available information also has changed the role of educators. One method to facilitate this process is to have the students contribute to the class content. TheHubEdu uses a shelf mechanism to organize content. Dr.
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Step 6: Using Curation tools as part of your PLN – Teacher Challenges Welcome to the sixth step in our free professional learning series on building your PLN. In this activity you will explore: What is content curation?How to get started What is content curation? We are living in an era of information overload. A person with good content curation skills saves us time by shifting through the vast abundance of content on the Internet to select the best, most relevant resource, on a specific topic or theme, which they organize, manage and collate for their own use and share with us. If you look closely at most educators with a high following on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ you’ll notice that most are great content curators and share excellent resources. Photo Credit: Will Lion via Compfight Watch Harold Rheingold’s interview with Robin Good to learn more about curation. Benefits of curation The main reasons why educators curate content include: The curation process The key components to making curation tools part of your PLN are: Curation tools Blogs
ISSUU - Digital Publishing Platform for Magazines, Catalogs, and more iTeachU – Content Curation Tools Content Curation ToolsJennifer Moss2014-05-13T14:38:01+00:00 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. Scoop.it allows users to create and share their own themed magazines designed around a given topic. Get Started Using Content Curation Tools Additional Resources
i-c-t - WALLWISHER Today’s generation of learners are social beings who communicate, collaborate, create, co-create and connect using online technologies. This Net Generation, or Net Gens as Tapscott (2008) defines them, are a generation whose modus operandi is networking where they can let their voices be heard in the crowd. They want to be active learners rather than consumers of information. Wallwisheris a collaborative tool that lets students be prosumers rather consumers.What is Wallwisher? Wallwisher is an Internet application that allows students to post their thoughts on a common topic using electronic sticky notes on a shared digital wall. . ( If using with a class or group of students it is best to set up a class/group account rather than a private account. 3. 4. 5.
Thing 5: Curation Tools What is digital curation? Traditionally, we think of a curator as someone who selects objects, interprets context and manages collections in a musuem. But it also describes what librarians do with their collections, aka: collection development. And if you’ve ever selected, evaluated and organized a collection of great web resources for a research project, then you’re a curator! So why the explosion of interest in digital curation? Ironically, this harkens back to early days of the web, when we had easy-to-use directories of good resources that were curated for us. These are quick reads and will get you up to speed on the why curation is important, both for you professionally and as a skill to teach students. Curation – a 2012 article by Joyce Valenza that covers all the reasons why we need to become curators and help our students learn this skill.Curation, Revisited: Aggregating Resources in 2016 Great EdWeb webinar from Feb 2016 Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer and Michelle Luhtala. Save
Curation as a tool for teaching and learning (with images) · hbailie “A curator is an expert learner. Instead of dispensing knowledge, he creates spaces in which knowledge can be created, explored, and connected.” (Siemens, 2007). According to Boyd (2010) curators help people to focus their attention on the most relevant and important information streams. Valenza (2011) tells us to take advantage of the work of others passionate about a topic and use their curated work as a search tool. Librarians, journalists, and teachers have always curated: they evaluate, select, collect, present, and promote material for their users, readers and students; but these days curation is becoming an important activity for a broad range of people and for a variety of reasons and purposes. So what is curation?