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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

What is curation anyway, and how can it be used as a tool for student and teacher learning? This essay will investigate what curation is and the different contexts it is used in. Why is it important; who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator? What processes and tools are used for curation and what digital literacies are required for successful curation? It will conclude with an investigation into ways teachers can use curation both with and for their students and as a tool for their own professional learning and a brief look at some curation tools.


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Helpful insights on curation of information, lots of good source documents and a little video. 

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Jorge Leal's curator insight, July 11, 6:43 PM

to be clear about what is curation

Yvonne Middelkoop's curator insight, July 21, 2:17 AM

Who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2:01 PM

Nice essay about curation. A useful example of using storify

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Students and teachers on same classroom technology page, study finds | District Administration Magazine

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How can teacher-librarians leverage this information to make our programs more engaging and effective?

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8 Simple Steps to Curating Content - Information You Want

8 Simple Steps to Curating Content - Information You Want | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
To some marketers, curating content can seem like a daunting task, especially if they are doing it for the first time. However, Cynthia Cavoto from Fire Brand

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Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, October 21, 5:13 PM

This is a link to a whole site on content curation - for business, for education, etc.  The site provides some good resources for anyone interested in the curation process for a variety of purposes.

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How computers change the way we learn

How computers change the way we learn | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.


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An interesting article on computers and learning.  I am most interested in what happens when students no longer have to deal with the "tedious" parts of a curriculum.  My sense is that eventually, not developing grit is not worth the trade off in more knowledge.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 31, 6:46 AM

Des applications pour apprendre les langues sont déjà beaucoup utilisées, mais l'article va plus loin.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 11:54 AM

This a conversation dating back to Socrates and others. It is not so much that it changes how we think although it does. The more important point is we remain aware and work with that understanding. How does it impact teaching and learning in the classroom?

 

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School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide

School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
About one-third of public schools do not have a full-time, state-certified librarian.

Members of the American Library Association call it a national crisis, as colleges and careers increasingly req
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Psychologists Find a Surprising Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter

Psychologists Find a Surprising Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

Harry Potter's greatest feat might not have been defeating Voldemort, but teaching young people around the world to battle prejudice. At least that's the finding of a new paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, which claims reading the Harry Potter series significantly improved young peoples' perception of stigmatized groups like immigrants, homosexuals or refugees.


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This is interesting research.  I think it probably holds true for any literature that focuses the awareness on prejudice and discrimination, not just for Harry Potter.  I think more studies on this effect would be useful.

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How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic

How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
When we ‘research’ things now, we generally aren’t referring to spending time in a library – or even referring to spending time online accessing specific library or school research databases. The word ‘research’ largely refers to the act of typing words into your internet search bar and seeing what the Wise Old Web tells you. …
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A good article with some simple strategies for searching more effectively online.  This would be good to share with older students.

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21 Amazing Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google

21 Amazing Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
You'll be a master of the internet with these awesome Google hacks.
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Some fun and useful things Google will do for you.  These are great to share with students and to use yourself. 

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Google Quality Guidelines Leaked

Google Quality Guidelines Leaked | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
An overview of the leaked Google Quality Guidelines
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Hope that Google really is stressing the expertise, authoritativeness and trustworthiness of sites.  If our students are going to Google everything, it will help if the top hits have been vetted at least a little.

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4 Innovative New Tools to Try Next Year

4 Innovative New Tools to Try Next Year | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Last week, at the annual ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, hundreds of developers and thousands of tech-forward educators converged for the year's biggest edtech show-and-tell. Virtually every developer in the edtech space was there to show off their latest products.&nbsp...
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Four useful new tools that will engage students.

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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

What is curation anyway, and how can it be used as a tool for student and teacher learning? This essay will investigate what curation is and the different contexts it is used in. Why is it important; who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator? What processes and tools are used for curation and what digital literacies are required for successful curation? It will conclude with an investigation into ways teachers can use curation both with and for their students and as a tool for their own professional learning and a brief look at some curation tools.


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Marian Royal Vigil's insight:

Helpful insights on curation of information, lots of good source documents and a little video. 

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Jorge Leal's curator insight, July 11, 6:43 PM

to be clear about what is curation

Yvonne Middelkoop's curator insight, July 21, 2:17 AM

Who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2:01 PM

Nice essay about curation. A useful example of using storify

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15 Effective Ways to Use Google Docs in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Effective Ways to Use Google Docs in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Adobe Voice — Show your story.

Adobe Voice — Show your story. | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

Voice is a free iPad app that turns your story into a stunning animated video in minutes.


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Peter Sampson's curator insight, June 22, 4:51 PM

This is amazing quick and easy to use.

cioccas's curator insight, July 8, 5:19 PM

a few people have recommended this as a lovely app for digital storytelling

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2:52 PM

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This looks like a really useful and powerful free app to get students creating digital narrative.

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Richard Byrne: Organize Research With Google Slides - YouTube

From Richard Byrne, http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/02/using-google-slides-to-organize-research.html?m=1  How to use Google Slides to organize your research.


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This is not outstanding, but does a pretty good job of explaining how to use Google Slides in the research process.  It would be good for teachers to view.  I don't think it's polished enough to use with students.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 31, 5:48 PM

Here's a four minute instructional video from the always clever Richard Byrne.   I could see this as a find blended learning activity.  Have your students create their research notes with Google Slides.  Use this video to show them how to do it. 


Flip that classroom folks! 

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Librarians: a vital cyber resource

Librarians: a vital cyber resource | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
In the information age, librarians are needed more than ever, says Mega Subramaniam.
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Great Polling Tools Teachers Must Explore - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Great Polling Tools Teachers Must Explore - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

Prasanna Bharti: Polling is the best way to collect student’s feedback. With the access to technology polling has become easy and teachers can create amazing polls for their classroom with these amazing tools.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 19, 2:16 PM

Here's a recent 'round up' article on polling tools. Dig in to find one that fits your needs. 

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, October 25, 6:35 AM

worth reviewing whether you are a tech expert or amateur

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.
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Movenote

Movenote | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

Movenote is available on any browser and can be accessed with your Google account. Create video presentations quickly with your webcam and share them worldwide.


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 1, 11:41 AM

A way to do video presentations for gmail. Looks fairly simple. 

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, August 4, 6:41 AM

Movenote - Record and send your elearning lesson through your Gmail inbox. 

Sandy Kennedy's curator insight, August 15, 8:57 AM

This is available anywhere and with many mail systems. This might make a great tool for variety of presentations.

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wwwatanabe: Core Tech for Learning with ELA Common Core #ISTE2014

wwwatanabe: Core Tech for Learning with ELA Common Core #ISTE2014 | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Mary Clark's curator insight, July 29, 10:00 AM

Tracy Watanabe shares lots of great tools here!

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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

We expect our children to develop these skills. We integrate these skills in our every day lessons so that our students can grow and expand their knowledge. We create spaces so that our students can create and collaborate, whether it is a physical space or a virtual space. We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly. We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers. We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning.


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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 25, 8:14 PM

Worth the read.

CESSON's curator insight, July 27, 10:35 PM

We are educating the next generation using tech full-time, are our educators prepared? 

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2:17 AM

Some good points about building a PLN

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Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant

Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

When a school leader refuses to remove internal policy and filtering barriers that get in the way of students and teachers actually using purchased technologies, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


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I think uninformed and worse, unwilling to be informed leadership is frequently the barrier to effective technology integration in the library and classroom.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, July 18, 4:16 AM

Excellent book for anyone...... but especially the school leaders.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 19, 1:14 AM

This is very true.

Gerardo Varela's curator insight, July 19, 12:40 PM

Lo que necesitan los líderes de tecnología en las escuelas

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Louisiana schools, libraries to get more federal funding for wi-fi in classrooms

Louisiana schools, libraries to get more federal funding for wi-fi in classrooms | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Starting in 2015, Louisiana's schools and libraries will get key federal reimbursements for expanded Wi-Fi services.
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Glad to see this happening.  We need to dramatically improve connectivity for students in rural areas all over the country.

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Fight the "Zombie Librarians!"

Fight the "Zombie Librarians!" | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Jennifer LaGarde's sold-out ISTE presentation, “How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!,” struck a chord among teacher librarians. Her talk hinged on a statement she'd once heard: “There are only two types of librarians: zombies and zombie fighters.”

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Mary Clark's curator insight, July 10, 5:18 PM

Great summary written by a great librarian, of an ISTE presentation by another great librarian! 

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WARNING: Facebook “Verified Page” Scam Leads to Hijacked Pages

WARNING: Facebook “Verified Page” Scam Leads to Hijacked Pages | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it

There is a new scam on Facebook that tries to hijack pages from their administrators by posing as a page verification message from Facebook. Freshome, an online architectural magazine, fell victim to the scam, and lost control of their Facebook page. 


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Beware of FB messages with the Facebook verified page symbol.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, July 9, 11:38 AM

Here’s how the hoax works: a cybercriminal created a fake profile with the user name “Verified Page.” Their profile picture was the Facebook verified page symbol, so when the cybercriminal sent a message from this profile to Freshome, they thought that Facebook was finally contacting them to verify their company Facebook page. However, the hoaxer instead took control of the magazine’s page and unpublished it.

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The Origins Of The Shiite-Sunni Split

The Origins Of The Shiite-Sunni Split | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
The division between Islam's Shiite minority and the Sunni majority is deepening across the Middle East. The split occurred soon after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, nearly 1,400 years ago.

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James Hobson's curator insight, October 27, 9:08 AM

(SW Asia topic 8)

This article provides the 'Sparknotes' of the reasoning for the schism between Sunni and Shia. It all boils down to who was to succeed Mohammed: his bloodline or who the community elected? This quickly turned violent, bearing striking similarity to some of the religious martyrs -both good and bad-  we hear about today. Just think how much the world -especially that of today and Southwest Asia- would have changed if Mohammed had made known who he desired to take his position? It seems as if personal interpretation and sticking to one's faith, as with virtually all religions, is the only feasible solution for now. Though it does not answer the question and leaves a divide, history has proven that ultimately there does lie strength in diversity, and it will be interesting to see how this plays out as it pertains to Islamic sects in the near future.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 16, 1:56 AM

Like many Americans while having heard Sunni and Shiite Islam before I wasn't quite sure what the difference was besides the fact it was seemingly enough to cause centuries of conflict. This article does a good job of providing background for Americans who find themselves distanced or simply poorly informed about the different sects of Islam. A good understanding of this is important especially today when we find ourselves entwined in the business and affairs of the Middle East.

Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 17, 2:49 PM

While much of the sectarian violence in places like Iraq has been a result of intentional sabotage by extremist or insurgent forces, the deep historical nature of this split allowed these sparks of violence to become a heavy fight again. Islam is one religion, but the two sects are based on different interpretations of the faith. The two sects have coexisted in relative peace for some time, but the current conflict shows that the fundamental differences still create a huge divide between the sects.

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Being Essential Is Not Enough, Part One | Peer to Peer Review

Being Essential Is Not Enough, Part One | Peer to Peer Review | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Is there any applause line in our profession more tried and true than the assertion that
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Although Anderson is discussing academic libraries in this post, his points could apply equally to public school libraries.  It's not enough to be essential; we must show how strongly and effectively we support and align ourselves with the district/school's mission.

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