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Case Study: 21CIF Scoop.it Magazine

Case Study: 21CIF Scoop.it Magazine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Teaching Information Fluency describes the skills and dispositions of information fluency adept searchers. Readers will receive in-depth information on what it takes to locate, evaluate, and ethically use digital information. The book realistically examines the abilities of Internet searchers today in terms of their efficiency and effectiveness in finding online information, evaluating it and using it ethically. Since the majority of people develop these skills on their own, rather than being taught, the strategies they invent may suffice for simple searches, but for more complex tasks, such as those required by academic and professional work, the average person’s performance is adequate only about 50% of the time. The book is laid out in five parts: an introduction to the problem and how search engine improvements are not sufficient to be of real help, speculative searching, investigative searching, ethical use and applications of information fluency. The intent of the book is to provide readers ways to improve their performance as consumers of digital information and to help teachers devise useful ways to integrate information fluency instruction into their teaching, since deliberate instruction is needed to develop fluency. Since it is unlikely that dedicated class time will be available for such instruction, the approach taken embeds information fluency activities into classroom instruction in language arts, history and science. Numerous model lessons and resources are woven into the fabric of the text, including think-alouds, individual and group search challenges, discussions, assessments and curation, all targeted to Common Core State Standards as well as information fluency competencies.
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This link leads you Google Books where you can read specifically about how to use our Scoop.it magazine dedicated to 21st century information fluency. 

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Brenda Vargas's curator insight, March 23, 10:32 PM

It is and interesting tool to get useful information to learn and teach

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 11:56 AM

Understanding curation by creating and using a Scoop.it magazine is one of the projects in EDUC 760: E-Learning for Educators.  Constructing knowledge by skillfully tagging, annotating, and sharing information is a way to filter and use the ocean of information we live and teach with. 8-) 

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Why You Need A Content Curation Tool (And How To Choose One)

Why You Need A Content Curation Tool (And How To Choose One) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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 ...

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Felicia Morley's curator insight, April 4, 2014 11:32 AM

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JulieLaRoche's curator insight, April 10, 2014 3:14 PM

New to content curation? Wondering if it is a good tool for you? This quick article provides brief bullet points about content aggregation and content discovery and mentions Feedly and Scoop.it as tools. Currently I am testing Scoop.it to gather, read and comment on material online.

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Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is

Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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jspellos's curator insight, February 22, 2014 10:25 AM

Great tool to quickly save web pages, including social media pages with hashtags.  Don't forget to grab the bookmarklet and move it onto your browser, too!

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 28, 2014 4:01 PM

This could be handy to use with students looking at how internet based media can change and a story be altered. use this tool to preserve current ate of a story at a particular day/time.

Josette Williams's curator insight, June 23, 2014 1:42 AM

I love the idea of this site-Archive Is-archive any site permanently and access it later. Thanks Robin Good.

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The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide

The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:58 AM

People who use Google are given the impression that they are interacting with the data out there, but they are actually interacting with Google and its view of the world.

 

"They are prediction engines that constantly refine a theory about who you are and what you are going to do or want next. Together, they create an universe of data for each one of us."

"In a 2010 paper published in the Scientific American journal, Tim Berners-Lee warned about companies developing ever more “closed” products and “data islands”.

"Morville, in his book Search Patterns, says that the first and second results receive 80% of attention. The vertical approach suggests to the user the idea of a single result that fully answers the question, enclosing possibilities and preventing alternative realization."


Or in other words, is our acceptance of what we see in search results eroding our ability (or willingness) to consider alternatives and employ critical thinking?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 16, 2014 8:21 PM

This is alarming.  We, as Teacher Librarians, need to be aware of the ramifications of this.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:52 AM

My favorite statement, "we must always be aware and well informed about the intentions of companies, and never stop having multiple options for any service."

 

This article was an eye opener for me. I had never questioned Google before.

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Curate Visual Stories and Multimedia Itineraries with Google Tour Builder

From the Haiti earthquake to Hurricane Sandy, check out how Team Rubicon uses Tour Builder to document the disaster relief missions that have taken them arou...


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catspyjamasnz's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:27 PM

holds possibilities for education.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 8, 2013 7:38 PM

Useful tools why reinvent the wheel, better to leverage?

Lila Hanft's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:24 AM

A content creation tool with a lot of potential.

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Collaborative Curation and Personalization The Future of Museums: A Study Report

Collaborative Curation and Personalization  The Future of Museums: A Study Report | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This report highlights a number of key trends that will have a significant impact on the user experience and design of future collections and museums.


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Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:04 PM

This is right up my alley. Looking forward to reading about trends and impacts.

Erica Bilder's curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:11 AM

I have nothing to add to Robin Good's terrific insights:

 Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Picture these scenarios:
 

The Victoria & Albert Museum, its collections depleted by massive repatriation, becomes a travel & tourism guide and international affairs ambassador in an increasingly globalized community
 The Freud Museum, in the spirit of its namesake, becomes a provider of mental retreat and therapy (I wonder if the docents will be licensed psychoanalysis?)

These, according to the 40-page report “Museums in a Digital Age” from Arups, may actually be some of the likely new profiles of prestigious museums 25 years from now.  

 

The report projects that:

 

"...future museums will see personalised content, new levels of sustainability and a visitor experience extended beyond present expectations of time and space."

 

A rising desire among audiences to shape their own cultural experiences (“Collaborative Curation”)
 The opportunity for museum to become “curators of experiences” that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional exhibits or programs, or beyond the walls of the museum itself.

 

Source: http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.it/2013/11/museums-in-future-view-from-across-pond.html ;

 The idea of "collaborative curation" of museum collections by the actual users-visitors, is particularly fascinating.  "Just as current consumer trends shift towards collaborative consumption, in the future, museums may employ new patterns of collaborative curation,allowing for individually curated experiences and giving the public greater control over both content and experience.
Increased visitor participation will allow people themselves to reinvent the museum experience, enabling content that can adapt to the preferences of users in real-time." 

 

My comment: If you are a curator and are interested in exploring and understanding what the future of large collections and museums may look like and which forces are going to be driving such changes, this is a good report to read.

 

Insightful. Inspiring 8/10



Original Report: Museums in the Digital Age: 
http://www.arup.com/Publications/Museums_in_the_Digital_Age.aspx ;

 

PDF: http://www.arup.com/~/media/Files/PDF/Publications/Research_and_whitepapers/2013_Arup_FRI_MuseumsintheDigitalAge_final_web.ashx 

 

Amanda Gregorio's curator insight, October 10, 2014 4:36 PM

Interesting notion

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Content Curation: Understanding the Why and How - a Research Study


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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:17 AM

A research paper by Zhong, Shah, Sundaravadivelan and Sastry, King's college London, 2013

AnneMarie Cunningham's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:28 AM

See the excellent notes from Robin Good below. Interesting to see more work emerging in this field.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:20 AM

Content Curation: Understanding the Why and How - a Research Study 

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Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013

Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013 | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use.

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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:21 PM

Sorpresa!, me topo que no puedo acceder a esta liga, porque me mandan un mensaje que está desconectado el sitio debido al pagón del gobierno de EU.

 

Sarah Bylsma's curator insight, October 5, 2013 10:16 PM

This modern media skills is a must.

Phil Turner's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:47 PM

mmm... obviously important topic, but no chance to review this yet as the weird machinations of the US government mean ERIC is currently unavailable while the world's biggest debtor convinces itself to advance itself some more credit.

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User-Curated Search Engine Allows Creation of Custom Collaborative Search Spaces: zResearch

User-Curated Search Engine Allows Creation of Custom Collaborative Search Spaces: zResearch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Customized and collaborative search really catches my attention.  I see great applications for online teaching activities. 

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harish magan's comment, August 30, 2013 10:03 AM
Content is king. Curators are almost agree to this that if the content is good reader will read it till end.
Katherine Hanson's comment, August 30, 2013 10:08 AM
I completely agree, Harish - always has been, always will be
harish magan's comment, August 31, 2013 5:34 AM
Thanks for agreeing with me
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The What, Why and How of Content Curation | Horton Web Design

The What, Why and How of Content Curation | Horton Web Design | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Nashville Web Design and Drupal Web Development company: Horton Group a firm of creative web designers, developers and SEOs building responsive websites and mobile sites on the Drupal content management system.

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Robin Good: Content Curation Visualized (Pinterest)

Robin Good: Content Curation Visualized (Pinterest) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:12 PM

Curation Guru Robin Good's Pinterest page of infographics.

Cassandra Gadouas's curator insight, July 4, 2013 8:23 AM

I would use this to create courses to help others how to control thoughts and emotions.

Claudio Arce - TIC's curator insight, July 4, 2013 1:24 PM

Interesante

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A Great Selection of Resources on Curation and Learning by David Kelly

A Great Selection of Resources on Curation and Learning by David Kelly | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Dawn Adams Miller's curator insight, May 23, 2013 11:12 PM

Anything from LnD Dave is pure hold and very practical.  Enjoy'

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:51 AM

A GREAT resource for the buzzword "Content Curation." Finally!

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Types of Curation

Types of Curation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Public mind map by Robin Good. Create your own collaborative mind maps for free at www.mindmeister.com
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Links to dozens of tools you might not find on your own. Follow master curator Robin Good to find your way to a 'mindmeistered' collection of informatoin about content curation. 

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solvingre-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 26, 2014 10:39 AM

This would create an interesting twist or option to the practice of assigning an essay as completion of a unit or topic of study.

 

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 30, 2014 9:59 AM

Curation of information for educational content and context: article worth reading

Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, August 25, 2014 5:05 AM

More on curation. Creating new content from old. When should you blog about it, and when should you tweet?

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Critical thinking, information fluency, content filtering.... sounds like the 21st century knocking....

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 2014 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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An Introductory Guide to Content Curation

An Introductory Guide to Content Curation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:38 PM

Thanks Robin for sharing this Curation guide on your scoop.it site. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:25 PM

A very useful guide from one of the Pioneers in Content Curation

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:35 PM
Content curation
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Resources for Curating Video Collections and Creating Custom Courses - The Digital Shift

Resources for Curating Video Collections and Creating Custom Courses - The Digital Shift | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A good video can be a powerful tool for helping students understand new concepts. The challenge isn’t locating quality instructional clips—but rather organizing your selections.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 15, 2013 3:04 PM

COOLNESS! I already use @huzzaz and I like it! Give it a whirl!

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Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It

Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Thinking of adding value should be the first stage in curation, PKM, or any professional online sharing.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:53 AM

14 ways to add value when curating content

SyReach's curator insight, July 7, 2014 4:53 AM

SyReach Notes now offers a full coverage of personal KM needs: Seek with integrated watch module and search engines, Sense with note and article edition, linking and knowledge building. Share by email or publish to Scoop.it selected resources linked to your articles!

Joe Matthews's curator insight, September 29, 2014 3:01 PM

Really thought provoking

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Jonathan Stray » The editorial search engine

Jonathan Stray » The editorial search engine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

It’s impossible to build a computer system that helps people find or filter information without at some point making editorial judgements. That’s because search and collaborative filtering algorithms embody human judgement about what is important to know. I’ve been pointing this out for years, and it seems particularly relevant to the journalism profession today as it grapples with the digital medium. It’s this observation which is the bridge between the front page and the search results page, and it suggests a new generation of digital news products that are far more useful than just online translations of a newspaper.

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Thoughts on journalism, research, learning and curation...

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The Museum of Online Museums: A Curated Catalogue of Fantastic Web Collections

The Museum of Online Museums: A Curated Catalogue of Fantastic Web Collections | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Terrific set of online resources.  What better way to tour museums (at a distance). 


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:25 AM

I love browsing museum collections online, and this site has links to some amazing ones I hadn't seen before.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 1:12 PM

The Museum of Online Museums is an online project showcasing a growing catalogue of the most interesting digital museums and online collections of all kinds. 

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 7, 2014 4:02 PM
Great post,thanks fr sharing!!!
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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David  Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

“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.”

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MAría Rosa Arias's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:21 AM

Muy bien explicado que es Curació de Contenidos

Elizabeth B's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:04 PM

Insight into the value of social media and curation, and how to make sense of overwhelming amount of information online. Ideas about new ways to think about learning I.e. Informal and learner-led education.

Claudie Graner's curator insight, January 20, 2014 5:25 AM

To avoid being swamped....curate...

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Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students

Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:48 PM

An excellent story for lecturers or teachers thinking in content curation as a tool in their aulas.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, October 8, 2013 2:22 AM

Useful for educators - key digital literacy skill

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:00 PM

content curation and critical thinking skills

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21CIF.COM Front Page on RebelMouse

21CIF.COM Front Page on RebelMouse | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Here's RebelMouse page dedicated to 21CIF. I've been experimenting with another aggregation system that assembles my finds regarding information fluency. Powered by RebelMouse
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Here's an aggragation of curated articles presented using the RebelMouse platform. It's an interesting layout of recent articles posted here on Scoop.it. Dirfferent ways to view the same conten.  RB is a bit more fun to browse! Take a look!

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Content curation software: the ultimate Scoop.it review

Content curation software: the ultimate Scoop.it review | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
An in-depth overview and review of content curation software Scoop.it for businesses and private users.

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I've tried many content curation systems.  I've settled on Scoop.it. It does all I want and more. 

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Ally Greer's curator insight, June 11, 2013 7:45 PM

Wow! What an amazing review of Scoop.it by J-P De Clerck (@conversionation) for the Content Marketing Experience. Thanks so much for the kind words and for creating an excellent resource on using Scoop.it for content marketing!

reuvenwerber's curator insight, June 12, 2013 4:17 AM

deep review and analysis of this great curation tool.

Nacho Vega's curator insight, June 12, 2013 8:54 AM

Really interesting porst about this tool +1

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Find, Select and Post the Most Relevant Stories On Any Topic with ContentDJ

Find, Select and Post the Most Relevant Stories On Any Topic with ContentDJ | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

A news aggregation, curation and social media publishing commercial tool.

 



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I always pay attention to Joyce Valenza's recommendations. 

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Robin Good's curator insight, March 10, 2013 1:02 PM



ContentDJ is a commercial web app which allows you to easily monitor your favorite topics via keywords and to share the most relevant ones to your preferred social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN) or to your self-hosted WordPress blog.


In addition to these core capabilities, ContentDJ integrates an excellent social media editorial calendar facility which allows you to schedule and organize your postings to different social media according to your preferences, as well as a clean-cut and well orgamized dashboard of stats covering your social media activities.


ContentDJ has an excellent user interface making easy and intuitive to set up and configure your account in minutes. The app can notify you via email, according to your preferred scheduled time slots, about new content being available for your review.


Pricing starts at $6.75/mo where you get:

  • three trackable keywords ($14.25/mo gives you five)
  • one social account connected ($14.25 gives you two)
  • social media editorial calendar
  • daily email digest


P.S.: ContentDJ promises also a Playlist page, a public web page in which you can organize and showcase your best stuff, but it looks like as this feature has yet to be released, or is not part of what you can presently access through the free trial.



Key strengths:


  • easy-to-use
  • intuitive interface
  • aggregates and visibly rank incoming stories
  • easy to pick or reject content stories
  • publishes directly to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN
  • posts directly via XML-RPC to self-hosted Wordpress sites
  • create a post from scratch feature
  • free trial - no credit card required



Limits:


  • no free base level account available
  • no editing for selected stories (possible in editorial calendar)
  • no possibility to input selected RSS feeds or sources to monitor
  • no bookmarklet
  • unclear billing options on purchase page
  • no in-depth tutorials or videos



Review: https://lonelybrand.com/blog/curate-content-more-efficiently-with-content-dj/


Free 14-day trial available.


Find out more and try it out now: http://contentdj.com/




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