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How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order

How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.

It’s really too much to know. That’s when I began trusting the curators.

 

Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators.

Trusting others to curate content has become my primary means for gathering relevant information about social media and particularly nonprofit technology.


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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, April 26, 2014 4:18 AM
totally agrees with Dennis
John Rudkin's curator insight, April 26, 2014 6:30 AM

Curation is all about trust.  I too cut to the cause by keeping in the know via great curators.

Joyce Cordus's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:23 AM

This is really helpful to get the best out of all these tools!

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Maria Popova: In a new world of informational abundance, content curation is a new kind of authorship

Maria Popova: In a new world of informational abundance, content curation is a new kind of authorship | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings, a curation of "cross-disciplinary interestingness" that scours the world of the web and beyond for share-worthy tidbits.

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catspyjamasnz's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:02 AM

Maria Popova on curation: "If information discovery plays such a central role in how we make sense of the world in this new media landscape, then it is a form of creative labor in and of itself. And yet our current normative models for crediting this kind of labor are completely inadequate, if they exist at all. "

Yes, appreciate and credit the curator who found you the resource that now has your friends chuckling, your colleagues appreciating you, or your manager impressed. They may not be the original curator but at least you are attributing and it will strenghten your network and theirs. Otherwise it's like you are telling someone else's joke. Some platforms (like Facebook) don't always make this easy, particularly in their mobile version. But if you can, acknowledge. 

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Content Curation Not an Option in Schools: Librarians To Lead the Change

Content Curation Not an Option in Schools: Librarians To Lead the Change | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

"School librarians can use curation as a tool to position themselves as information and communication authorities and information professionals."


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Luis Alberto Velasco's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:57 AM

Estamos evolucionando

Kathy Schrock's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:00 PM

Librarians have been doing this for years, but now have many tools to pick from!

Angel Somers's curator insight, February 2, 2014 1:31 PM

LIbrarians are natural curators! It's what we do, so it makes sense that we should take the initiative to promot curation as a valuable skill for both our colleagues and our students.

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Web Curation And New Professions: The Content Curator

Web Curation And New Professions: The Content Curator | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on Mashable:
"Today, however, curation encompasses a whole new catalog of professions, brands and tools — and most revolve around the web.

A curator ingests, analyzes and contextualizes web content and information of a particular nature onto a platform or into a format we can understand. In other words, a curator is like that person at the beach with the metal detector, surfacing items and relics of perceived value. Only, a web curator shares those gems of content with their online audiences.

Some believe "curator" to be a reappropriated, throwaway term, one that simply elevates marginally focused web users.

Some media sites choose to curate articles already published and reported by other sites. For instance, Boing Boing and The Awl feed links that reference news reported by other sites around the web, tailoring content that will resonate with their readership.

More and more people are taking the reins into their own hands. Consumer curators are flocking to sites like The Fancy to browse products and silo them into categories. Other curation tools aren't as consumer-driven but nonetheless help users organize and structure web content that matters to them.

As much as the term gets criticized, curation requires patience, resourcefulness and a keen editing eye. It means becoming fluent in one particular dialect of the web, versus trying to speak its entire language. It's the reason journalists have beats, and the reason you chose one major in college, instead of seven.
Perhaps the best part? Curation is a never-ending job, and it never gets boring..."

Read full original article:
http://mashable.com/2013/05/09/curator/

 


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Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:51 PM

Excelente artículo en Mashable de Stephanie Buck que nos habla de este nuevo perfil profesional que está irrumpiendo con fuerza en el marketing de contenidos, el Content Curator.

Emily at Two Pens's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:39 PM

Love this. Debunked and clarified.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 2:28 PM
Web Curation And New Professions: The Content Curator
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Le métier, les compétences et les outils du community management

Le métier, les compétences et les outils du community management By Jérôme Deiss & Mounira HamdiVeilleDigitale

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Suzana Biseul PRo's comment, July 3, 2013 4:07 AM
Merci! Bonne journée.
Suzana Biseul PRo's comment, July 3, 2013 4:07 AM
Merci! Bonne journée.
Yoan Virton's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:58 AM

Une présentation au top ! Facile d'accès pour qui veut comprendre le métier de Community Manager. 

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La curation, j’y veille de plus en plus

La curation, j’y veille de plus en plus | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it
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Veille, partage, publication, curation : une bonne synthèse des différents niveaux de la veille informationnelle.

So, are you a curator ?

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What Great Curators Think Good Curation Is [Video]

 

 


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A great video about curation, and what good curation is.

A must see if you're interested in curation.

 

Thanks to Robin Good for sharing.

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OMP Digital's curator insight, January 3, 2013 11:44 AM

This video is to be watched by all interested in curation. As curation and creatively becomes a much in demand skill, how can those content marketers looking for that easy share produce more content in less time? Well this video shall aim to answer that along with other inspiring ideas

IdeaEncore's curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:49 PM

Scott: Very helpful to see the subtlty of variations on curation

 

Robin:This is an oustandingly good video about "curation". After nine months from its first appearance, it undoubtedly deserves a second pass on my newsradar here, as I think this is a clip that, in less than three minutes, can do a good job to explain what curation really is to anyone not familiar with it. 

 

I find this video clip such a marvellous piece of inspiring content that I have decided to post it again, giving the opportunity to you - if you haven't seen it yet - to look at curation with eyes distant light-years from those of the content marketer looking for easy shortcuts to produce more content in less time, - and if you have seen it already - to look at it again and to pause and think about how you are going to take up and make yours some of the inspiring ideas shared in this clip.

 

Asking yourself more questions about how you curate and for what final purpose you do it, can only be a healthy exercise in refining this much in-demand skill.

 

 

To be watched by anyone interested in curation. 8/10

 

Original clip: http://vimeo.com/38524181

 

 

Eric Moran's curator insight, January 15, 2013 10:11 PM

Great video that does a great job framing the definition of curation.

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What Is Curation and Why It's So Relevant? [Video]

Robin Good: A great video animation introducing some of the key ideas, dreams and concepts behind content curation.

 

From the video: "One of the most beautiful things about the Internet is this sort of radical discovery, where you start in a place that you are familiar with, that you trust, and then you drill down and down and chase the white rabbit and then you end up in some wonderland you didn't know existed." 

 

The clip includes thoughts from some unique curators, picked and selected by Percolate, the company sponsoring this video. 

 

Inspiring. Insightful. 8/10


Find out more / watch original video: http://vimeo.com/38524181   ;


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7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators

7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it
Every time I visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, I see something I’ve never seen before. In fact, t’s considered the most influential museum of modern art in the world. With that in mind, meet Klaus Biesenbach. Klaus holds the title “Chief Curator at Large” at MoMA. If you’ve visited the MoMA and walked away impressed (like I have), Klaus has a lot to do with that.

As content curators, we should all aspire to be like Klaus. After all, wouldn’t it be great if our content collections drew as much interest, respect and admiration as the collections at MoMA? In order to achieve this feat, we need to become highly effective content curators. In other words, we need to curate Internet content as we would fine art.

Let’s consider seven habits of content creation that would make Klaus Biesenbach proud. Continue reading →
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To Select: The Unique Skill Content Curators Must Cultivate Like the Holy Grail

To Select: The Unique Skill Content Curators Must Cultivate Like the Holy Grail | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

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Therese Torris's curator insight, September 18, 2013 6:03 AM

A bit of the same old story, but always good to be reminded

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, September 18, 2013 2:18 PM

Robin Good's insight:

 

Tom Webster illustrates clearly why content curation is not a backup solution for those looking for a content marketing strategy that saves them time and resources.

 

Content curation, according to Tom Webster, "is even harder--and rarer--than quality creative output".

 

and "...the ability to create value through curation is uncommon."

 

And the solution, notwithstanding what conferences and events may appear to suggest, is not simply in having new fancy tools. The real difference is in how me and you curate the content we select.

 

"And the learned skill (through pattern recognition) that both the content curator and the content docent must share is the ability to discriminate."

Humans can "discriminate" in much more subtle ways than computers can, and this ability, if refined, is going to become a very valuable asset in the near future.

 

This is why content curators as well as content "guides" (from museum docents) will play an increasingly important role to their audiences, especially when compared to those who are just passing on "interesting links".

 

He further writes: "It will be increasingly difficult, in this age of declining content arbitrage, to build an audience through curation—to get new people to gravitate to your content if you are just passing along other people's content.

 

But if you build an audience first—if you are known for something—then your curation has meaning."

 

The author also points to two excellent examples of content curation: John Gruber (Daring Fireball) and Chris Penn (christopherspenn.com).


A good reading for anyone interested in better understanding what content curation is all about.

Rightful. 8/10

Full article: http://brandsavant.com/brandsavant/curation

Sally Tilley's curator insight, September 18, 2013 5:56 PM

A timely reminder of how your friendly Teacher Librarian can hopefully give you a hand with sorting through resources and content available for you curriculum areas, thank you for sharing this :-)

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The Curator Job Is To Unpack Specialized Information To An Interested Audience

As the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thomas P. Campbell thinks deeply about curating—not just selecting art objects, but placing them in a setting where the public can learn their stories.

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, September 26, 2014 7:20 AM

Muy interesante y profunda  charla sobre el concepto de "curación" .

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 26, 2014 8:47 AM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:25 PM

El curador de  el curador es el de presentar  información especializada a una audiencia interesada.

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Education & Numérique | 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)

 

 


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Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:14 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing, but they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access any social media, but rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we could start thinking about what is possible and lobbying for change.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:18 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. Using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing. But they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any age, and any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access social media. But rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we should start thinking about what is possible, and lobbying for change. Could you use a Scoop.it collection as an assessment task?

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The Content Curator Workflow in Five Simple Steps: eBook PDF

The Content Curator Workflow in Five Simple Steps: eBook PDF | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

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Scott Bergman's curator insight, March 26, 2013 10:50 AM

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SPARK thismarriage's comment, May 22, 2013 9:48 AM
These articles you have posted on being a content curator are amazing. Thank you for putting them in one place for easy reading. I am going to busy with them for a while today!
Robin Good's comment, May 22, 2013 9:51 AM
Thank you Spark! Glad to be of help.
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When Educators Become Curators - keynote slides #moothr12

Slides from my virtual keynote at the Croatian MoodleMoot, June 2012.


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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators

Robin Good: A great presentation by Corinne Weisberger and Shannan Butler on the emerging role of educators as curators and about the steps involved in creating valuable curated learning pathways.

Curator: Someone who plans and oversees the arrangement, cataloguing, and exhibition of collections. S/he describes and analyzes valuable objects for the benefit of researchers and the public.


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