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The WWW Virtual Library Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List For content marketers, content curation is integral to online strategy. Effective curation helps position you as a thought leader in your space, and is an economical way to maintain a consistent publishing schedule of quality content. But manually trying to find the most relevant content in a given industry and then publishing it across multiple channels can be time-consuming. To curate effectively thus requires automation. This ultimate list of content curation software includes both business-grade and personal curation tools for hobbyist or organizational purposes. Curata defines content curation as when an individual (or team) consistently finds, organizes, annotates, and shares the most relevant and highest quality digital content on a specific topic for their target market. This map was constructed to help you or your organization navigate the growing world of curation and find a tool that best fits your content needs. Addict-o-matic – Search the best live sites on the web. Trap!

LiveBinders - 21st Century TIPS LiveBinders, simply put, is a 3-ring binder for the web. It's a free web-based service that allows you to create virtual binders on any topic using a variety of media such as video, PDFs, web pages, text, and images. Although the service has been around for a few years, it's popularity has really taken off as improvements have been made in the interface along with the ability to collaboratively edit and embed a binder into a web-page. For an example of an embedded binder, please check out the 21st Century Skills binder on this site. You can not only create binders, but you can organize them too by creating shelves, which is a new feature. Tutorial on how to create shelves and save / organize binders to shelves. Why Use LiveBinders? How to Use LiveBinders in the Classroom? Suggestions for integration: Teacher-Centered Ideas LiveBinder Examples by Categories Here are just a few samples, starting off with the Top 10 LiveBinders of 2011.

Themeefy | Curate. Learn. Teach Teaching In The Cloud - Cognoscenti - WBUR Google’s online word processor has transformed the way teachers support students through the writing process. (alamosbasement/flickr) Any experienced English teacher knows the drill: on the dreaded due date, students bring printed copies of their essays to class, where we collect them, take them home, jot inscrutable comments in the margins, bring them back to class, return them, and then watch students promptly toss them in the recycling bin on the way out of the room. The whole cycle borders on farce. Students pretend to spend many hours writing their papers, teachers pretend to spend many hours grading them, and we all pretend like repeating this process over and over again leads to something we in education like to call “student growth.” But teachers can finally put an end to this exercise in futility, thanks to an unlikely hero sometimes condemned for its unrelenting pursuit of profit at the expense of the public good…Google.

Why Records Management? | PRISM Information has always been an organization’s central resource. Without it, the modern organization simply could not function. Business records are operational—and sometimes strategic—assets. They have economic, legal, fiscal, risk-management, and competitive values. Narratives about such records management problems form the backbone of the field’s experience with organizations that lack records management. The creation, storage, retrieval, use, and destruction (or permanent archival retention) of information of all types and in all media is an increasingly difficult challenge for business and government organizations. Records are central to the work of all organized entities. Records management—also called “records and information management” or “recorded information management” (RIM)—is the systematic application of management principles—chiefly control—to the recorded information needed and used in the normal course of an organization’s business. Are Records Really Valuable? A. B.