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Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White

Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".

Nancy White (@NancyW), a 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist and the author of Innovations in Education blog, has written an excellent article, dissecting the key characterizing traits of curation, as a valuable resource to create and share knowledge. 

 

She truly distills some key traits of curation in a way that is clear and comprehensible to anyone.

 

She writes: "The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.

 

How are they connected?"

 

Excellent definition. 

 

And then she also frames perfectly the relevance of "context" for any meaningful curation project by writing: "I believe when we curate, organization moves beyond thematic to contextual – as we start to build knowledge and understanding with each new resource that we curate.

 

Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.”

 

Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important.

 

So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard."

 

But there's a lot more insight distilled in this article as Nancy captures with elegance the difference between collecting for a personal interest and curating for a specific audience. 

 

She finally steals my full endorsement for this article by discretely inquirying how great a value it would be to allow students to "curate" the domains of interest they need to master.

 

Excellent. Highly recommended. 9/10

 

Full article: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2012/07/07/understanding-content-curation/ ;


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Beth Kanter's comment, July 8, 2012 1:22 PM
I especially like how she used the Bloom's Taxonomy and related that to curation.
Stalder Angèle's comment, August 1, 2012 3:56 AM
Thank you for this scoop!
Shaz J's comment, August 5, 2012 10:39 AM
Thanks for this!
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Create Your Custom Web Magazine by Curating the Best Content Out There: Keemix

Create Your Custom Web Magazine by Curating the Best Content Out There: Keemix | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Keemix is a web publishing service which allows anyone to create their own web magazine by easily capturing and editing content already available on the web. 

 

You can create multiple channels/topics covering different topics/interests, share items on social networks and have a personalized Keemix web site with your custom look.

 

From the official site: "Keemix allows you to gather loved content from the web, mix it into your own custom-designed pages, and share it to inspire your friends and colleagues.

 

Mixes can be private or public, and administrated individually or collaboratively.


Keemix is tightly integrated with all major social networks and broadcasts your content through feeds or newsletters, helping you reaching like-minded individuals."

 

A bookmarklet makes it easy to grab any site, article, video, image or text you may run into on the web.

===> Gust MEES: By invitation only. (I got mine today) <===

More info and samples: http://keemix.com/  ;

 

(Thanks to Giuseppe Mauriello for discovering this)


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Top 10 Sites for Curating the Web

Top 10 Sites for Curating the Web | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Scoop.it

"With the amount of information that is available on the internet, it's important for teachers to filter through websites to find relevant information in a timely manner. As a blogger, I believe we "curate" the web automatically to help keep things organized and to convey information in as detailed and easy a way as possible.

 

Now, with the addition of dedicated websites, people can curate the web and save information on their own while sharing this vital information with others."


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Curation: Scoop.it has a quality score + a Top Score List

Curation: Scoop.it has a quality score + a Top Score List | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Scoop.it

Easily Publish Gorgeous Magazines with curation from Scoop.it...

 

The quality score ensures to find best curation around ...

 

Scoop.it has a quality score and also lists where the Top "curators" are getting displayed...

 

What is the "Quality Score"?

 

http://feedback.scoop.it/knowledgebase/articles/32037-how-to-improve-your-scoop-it-score-

 

 

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http://blog.scoop.it/en/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/

 

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MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love

MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Scoop.it
Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love...

 

Create A Playlist Of Your Very Own!


Organize any video, article, or website into a Playlist.

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Who’s Curating Digital Content for Kids? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Who’s Curating Digital Content for Kids? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.

 

Media with educational intent are not necessarily high in production or content quality, and media of high production quality can be intended purely to entertain.

 

Digital media can fulfill different developmental and learning needs for young children at different times, and even media content intended for entertainment has an educational impact.

 

 

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