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The 5 Best Cloud Storage Apps for Teachers and Students

The 5 Best Cloud Storage Apps for Teachers and Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Copy, One Drive

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Mikko Hakala
Mikko Hakala's curator insight, April 13, 4:35 AM

Google Drive with its many functionalities works now the best for me. For example collaboration on documents is very smooth, think about many combinations: teacher-student, student-student, supervisor-supervisee...  


More ideas here:



The post has also links to the iPad and Android apps.  

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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Via Anat Goodman, midmarketplace, Susan Kay Daniels, Ivon Prefontaine, EMG Learning
Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:22 AM

"Stategy-Tactics" with the use of "Tools".  This graphic shows the overlapping nature of information tools available online.


1. Multi-Media Learning Platform

2. Digital Tools for Finding Information

3. Digital Tools for Understanding Information

4. Digital Tools for Using Information

5. Digital Tools to Support Writing


Assignment: What specific tools do you use for each of these Tactics?


What can we add to these circles? Add your answers to the comment section.


I visited this blog to dig a little deeper and find that they have updated their model with pop-up explanations of how teachers of the 21st Century may apply this to their students either in a classroom setting or virtually across the world.




It's well worth the visit, my friends, to see the miracle of the internet and it's effect on the modern "classroom."



Susan Daniels



Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:26 AM

In the wrong hands, this is just layering over what already is not working. We need something different, full of risk, and creative.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:00 PM

Looks useful and can be integrated into more traditional learning.

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An Introduction to Content Curation and Its Relevance For Students and Teachers



Via Robin Good, Maggie Verster, Philemon Kotsokoane
Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 7, 2013 7:49 AM
Helpful primer on curation and its particular skill set. Thanks for the scoop.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 7, 2013 7:50 AM

A very helpful primer on content curation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 5:49 PM


Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have recorded a 10-minute video introducing to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.


Topics covered:

Defining CurationWhat skills neededWhat tools can help


good summary recomendet to anyone interested in content-curation and its aplications in learning


Rescooped by Les Howard from Teaching in the XXI Century

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.


"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"


"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.


Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."


This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.


And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"


What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)



Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10


Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/


(Image credit: Behance.net)



Via Robin Good, João Greno Brogueira
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 10:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind. 

Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.