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Enduring Value and Interest, In Condensed and Permanent Form: That's How Modern Content Curation Was Conceived

Enduring Value and Interest, In Condensed and Permanent Form: That's How Modern Content Curation Was Conceived | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In the late 1900's, during World War I, a young American was injured and spent 6 months in a French Hospital. While there, the idea for a magazine was born that may have popularized content curation.

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January 1920 saw the birth of the first modern age content curated magazine: The Reader's Digest.


The magazine, conceived intuitively by an American army soldier, Dewitt Wallace, who had been wounded in France during world war I, wanted to be a critical selection of the best articles that had come out in print recently, which were also edited, reviewed and summarized. 


"...when Wallace was sitting in that hospital, reading old American magazines, he began to envision a new publication.


He noticed that many of the articles were interesting, but too long or poorly written. He devoted his hours to removing superfluous words and other editing, working to summarize, review and revise the articles.


Once discharged, Wallace retuned to St. Paul and spent six months poring over the magazines and articles within the Minneapolis Public Library. He looked for "evergreen" content - articles that, even ten years later, would still be applicable and interesting to readers."


The official tagline for the Reader's Digest read: 31 Articles Each Month From Leading Magazines, Each Article of Enduring Value and Interest, In Condensed and Permanent Form.


"The first issue of Reader's Digest, which appeared in February, 1922, was printed on plain white paper stock, and included no illustrations or advertisements.


Inside, the opening article was "How to Keep Young Mentally." This was followed by such diverse selections as "Love--Luxury or Necessity?" "Watch Your Dog and Be Wise," "Whatever Is New for Women Is Wrong," and "Is the Stage Too Vulgar?" The enormous success of this issue, and those that followed, demonstrated the thirst readers had for interesting and succinct articles and information."


Read more about the story of the Reader's Digest here: http://www.thesocialmediahat.com/blog/was-content-curation-born-french-hospital-95-years-ago-08142013







Jesus Alvarez desde www.sercompetitivos.com 's curator insight, August 31, 2013 2:49 PM

La content curation, es la gestión del conocimiento en la era de Internet, algo en la que Robin Good es todo un experto

Michael Ehline's comment, September 3, 2013 9:04 AM
Great piece and it has prompted me to read more about the story of the Reader's Digest here: http://www.thesocialmediahat.com/blog/was-content-curation-born-french-hospital-95-years-ago-08142013
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Neill's blog: Comics and Literacy, part 1: Why Reading Comics Matters

Neill's blog: Comics and Literacy, part 1: Why Reading Comics Matters | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A great series of posts from @neillcameron about children's #literacy and the value of comics and visual storytelling http://t.co/Wmz6s0ojKE
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How (and Why) To Use Student Blogs

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Blogging doesn’t just mean putting diary entries out on the web for the world to see. It can be a way to learn more about yourself and any other subject.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search for Old Newspaper Articles in the Google News Archive

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Changing What We Teach

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Changing What We Teach: Shifting From A Curriculum Of Insecurity To A Curriculum Of Wisdom
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The power of Pomodoro (or, how to slice your time to stay on task)

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If there is a single conundrum of working with technology it's how to stay on task with so many little distractions vying for your attention. How to stay focused?

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Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

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Brainology is an online interactive program in which middle school students learn about how the brain works, how to strengthen their own brains, and how to better approach their own learning. In the process they develop a growth mindset whereby they think of their intelligence as something they can develop through study and learning rather than as something fixed, as explained by our co-founder Dr. Carol Dweck.
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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

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Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable

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Reading aloud to older children -- even up to age 14, who can comfortably read to themselves -- has benefits both academic and emotional, according to researchers.

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Critical thinking In the Classroom

This power point movie will discuss what critical thinking is, how is it seen in the classroom, and how to develop and be aware of it. Hope you enjoy!

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, April 21, 8:26 AM

Although the slideshow is a little slow (just click around to go faster), there is good information here. At 7:30 there is a slide about the importance of group work - yet another source supporting Socratic seminar as a powerful learning tool. 

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Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service

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What are the big challenges in education around the World? How do we ensure everyone learns to the best of their ability? Is new technology the answer? And what does it mean for teachers and pupils?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 20, 1:45 AM

Some interesting viewing.

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Cloud Education, what does it mean for teachers and pupils?  Will this be the future?

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Few Great Ways to Teach Skills like Critical thinking and Problem Solving - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Few Great Ways to Teach Skills like Critical thinking and Problem Solving - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This guide focuses on two important 21st century skills, Critical thinking and Problem solving, and how to teach them to students.
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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Fr...

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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework (5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework: http://t.co/EIhrM9Fszp) (RT @rudytoot1: 5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework | @scoopit via @web20classroom

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David Bevington's curator insight, April 15, 2014 2:35 PM

Another way to view and use digital literacy. It adds useful insights for educators.

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60+ Awesome, Free Tools for Modern Storytellers — Medium

60+ Awesome, Free Tools for Modern Storytellers — Medium | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We’ve researched and tried all kinds of storytelling tools. Here are the ones you need to know about.

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Adeus às desculpas para não escrever:

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, May 8, 8:24 AM

Some tools here that are new to me. Unfortunately they may probably stay new. I am having a hard enough time coping with the tools I am already using.

Zac Woolfitt's curator insight, May 10, 5:43 PM

Every video should have a story line at its base. Does yours..?

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The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares

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Children growing up in some places go on to earn more than they would if they had grown up elsewhere.
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Bridge : It’s not too late to master the basics of Proposal 1. Here’s a 5-minute version.

Bridge : It’s not too late to master the basics of Proposal 1. Here’s a 5-minute version. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Asphalt can only be made in warmer temperatures, so maybe it’s fitting that the transportation fix-it solution cooked up by the lame-duck ...(read more on Bridge.)
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Progressions Chart

Using the Lucy Calkins Learning Progressions for Narrative Writing when conferencing with 5th grade students.
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Kindle Textbook Creator Now Lets You Embed Audio & Video | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Kindle Textbook Creator Now Lets You Embed Audio & Video | Ink, Bits, & Pixels | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Amazon released the first major update for their three-month-old textbook creation app today, and it's finally getting useful.


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How to make Evidence-Informed teaching work

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In this post I'm presenting a conceptual model for how the teaching profession can reboot its relationship with scientific research into learning. “…the simple truth is that, in education, everythi...

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How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function?

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We all know about the importance of sleep. But what's the difference between four, six and eight hours of sleep?

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