Here is a useful list of more than two dozen (and growing) sites that let you easily create interesting quote images. These can be useful for presentations or project-based learning in just about any classroom.
Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success.
Curation is sometimes confusing. Everyone has a different definition and it's used in many different ways as part of content and marketing strategies.
I asked 10 of my favorite curation experts for their best tips, tools, their favorite curator and suggestions on innovative uses of curation. Each is a curator on Scoop.it, my favorite curation tool and channel. New and experienced curators are going to learn from their advice.
The Google Docs Presentation is well-suited for use as a starting point for short student driven research projects because of the availability of efficient integrated research tools right on the page. To introduce students and teachers to the built in features, I created a simple template to guide the learning and help everyone discover the usefulness of the tool.
"I have just discovered, downloaded and spent an hour on this app (iTunes link) called Drop Manager. This is a third-party Dropbox app. Since I am currently doing almost all my work without a PC and just on the iPad, I have not previously been able to manage my Dropbox files and sort them into folders. (I know that it can easily be done on any PC with a few mouse drags and clicks). Prior to discovering this app, however, a lot of my Dropbox files were not as organized as I would have wanted. Enter Drop Manager, yet another 99 cent app that will become very useful on the iPad and iPhone. This is a universal app, so you only need to purchase it once for all your devices."
"Are students addicted to their phones? We don’t need a study to know they are. But why? What is the biggest reason they can’t put their phones down? We now know the answer(s) thanks to Answer Underground. They’re resident experts in the area of mobile learning since they have a free app that connects students with information through a study group Q&A environment."
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.