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Blogging as a Curation Platform

Blogging as a Curation Platform
I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information. Sue Waters also just published a very comprehensive Curation: Creatively Filtering Content on her blog. According to Heidi Cohen Content curation requires more than just the selection of information. It’s the assembling, categorizing, commenting and presenting of the best content available. I want to take a look at curation through the lens of blogging. Curator:Consciously becoming the curator for others for a particular niche, area of expertise or interest. The same uses apply to blogging as a curation tool with the difference that blogging allows you greater freedom in terms of length, presentation formatting and design, as well as connecting and hyperlinking. As a blogger, I have found the following workflow as a curator: Find & Acquire Find information, do research, use RSS, social or traditional media channels. Related 12. 3. 10.

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What universities have in common with record labels - Quartz If you spent the 1990s plucking songs from a stack of cassettes to make the perfect mixtape, you probably welcomed innovations of the next decade that served your favorite albums up as individual songs, often for free. The internet’s power to unbundle content sparked a rapid transformation of the music industry, which today generates just over half of the $14 billion it did in 2000—and it’s doing the same thing to higher education. The unbundling of albums in favor of individual songs was one of the biggest causes of the music industry’s decline. Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project I know a lot of people view curation as a buzz word devoid of meaning, but I like the metaphor! I think it beautifully captures the process we need to go through to best make sense of the vast amount of information available on the web. Of course, it doesn’t help that a lot of people use the word curation to describe activities that don’t live up to the metaphor.

Why You Need A Content Curation Tool (And How To Choose One) Content curation tools are a fantastic way to stay organized, up-to-date and in-the-know. But the number of content curation tools out there can be almost as overwhelming as the amount of articles and blog posts you want to read. Here’s how to determine the content curation tools that will work best for you: What’s your pain point? You’ll find a content curation tool most useful if it addresses a problem you’re having—otherwise it’s just another headache. There are two main types of content curation tools: those for content aggregation and those for content discovery. Blogging as a Curation Platform Blogging as a Curation Platform I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information. Sue Waters also just published a very compr… Content curation requires more than just the selection of information.

7 Tactics For Content Curation Success Content curation success depends on discovering, selecting and packaging high value, sharable information that’s relevant to a specific audience. While not created from scratch, curated content is key to marketers’ content offerings. Content curation accounts for 25% of the content marketing mix according to Curata research. Content curation is a form of lean content, a well-established business model. 11 Ways to use Symbaloo in the Classroom - The Edublogger NOTE: This is a guest post by Mimi Chau from the Symbaloo team. Edublogs just rolled out a free Symbaloo plugin available to all users that we think you’ll enjoy! What is Symbaloo? Symbaloo is a free social bookmarking tool. A fun and simple way to organize and store all your digital resources in the cloud.

The 4 Best Tools for Curating Content There are a lot of reasons to curate content. You might want to create a resource for other people. You might be gathering information for a presentation or project. You might just have an interest in a topic and enjoy pulling together the most interesting stuff you can find. So what exactly does it mean to curate? You can go by the Dictionary (dot-com) definition, of course: Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly “Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers. Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.” Curation is a term that is rapidly growing in popularity and is directly impacting the world of workplace learning and performance. In a world where the amount of information available to workers doubles every 18 to 24 months, it is impossible to keep up with the seemingly endless supply of it. In his book Curation Nation, Steven Rosenbaum describes it this way: “Curation replaces noise with clarity. And it’s the clarity of your choosing; it’s the things that people you trust help you find.”

How Educators Are Using Pinterest for Showcasing, Curation Pinterest is the “in” site of 2012, and its phenomenal growth has sparked interest among millions of users. It’s also spread to journalism educators, who are increasingly experimenting with it in the classroom. The social network launched two years ago, but in recent months has drawn red-hot excitement for its unique visual, topic-based curation approach. The Ultimate guide to content curation [Tools to get started] So much content written on the web everyday, that sometimes finding great content to read becomes a challenge. With the onset of different social media tools, discovering awesome content to share with your community is a thrill in itself. Content Curation is unlike Content Marketing where it focuses on amalgamating content from different sources on a particular subject (in this case your favorite topic) and delivering it in an organized fashion. Being a content curator is a great responsibility, studying new points of view on different subjects and sharing it with your community which can provide value to them.

Curation: Creatively Filtering Content We are living in an era of information overload. So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the information flood. Content curation is the process of shifting through the vast abundance of content on the Internet to select the best, most relevant resource, on a specific topic or theme, so that we can organize, manage and collate the content for ourselves and share with others. Content curation is about working smarter and not harder.

Teaching With Content Curation 21st Century School | Feature Teaching With Content Curation With two mobile laptop carts that are used primarily for technology classes and a student body that has limited access to computers outside of school, Stockton Collegiate International School isn’t exactly a hotbed of ed tech. That stumbling block doesn’t stop the K-12 charter school in Stockton, CA, from doing what it can to cultivate its 21st Century learners and prepare them for college and the workforce. In Hauna Zaich’s 8th- and 10th-grade English classes, for example, students—a good portion of whom are English learners—are using a process known as “content curation” to cull through the many resources on the web, select the most relevant ones, and then organize those resources in a logical format for sharing and later use. One of Zaich’s curated boards introduces 10th graders to verb tenses, subject/verb agreement, and active versus passive voice to prep them for a writer’s workshop.

26 Free (or Free-to-Try) Content Curation Tools Content is still king, but it isn't always practical or cost effective for marketers to produce brand-new, meaty, thought-leadership level content pieces on a regular basis. That's where curating content can come in handy. Content curation offers a nearly limitless method of fueling your inbound marketing efforts. Unearthing and sharing the quality content of others allows you provide your audience fresh content on a regular basis to serve any interest, industry, or market. What's more, sharing and celebrating the work of others helps get you on their radar and can forge valuable, long-term relationships with the content authors. To help you curate, here's a list of 26 tools you can use to find, aggregate and share your content with the world, be it in a blog roundup, big list of resources or to share via social.

Filtering: Seven Principles In earlier posts towards the tail end of last year and early this year, I committed to writing a number of posts on filtering. The background is simple: soon, everything and everyone will be connectedthat includes people, devices, creatures, inanimate objects, even concepts (like a tweet or a theme)at the same time, the cost of sensors and actuators is dropping at least as fast as compute and storageso that means everything and everyone can now publish status and alerts of pretty much anythingthere’s the potential for a whole lotta publishing to happenwhich in turn means it’s firehose timeso we need filterswhich is why the stream/filter/drain approach is becoming more commonand which is why I want to spend time on all this during 2014, starting with the filter

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