Did you know that Scoop.it was the 24th best tool in the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012, as showed by the results of the 6th Annual Learning Tools Survey - voted for by 582 learning professionals worldwide, and compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. (Released 1 October 2012)
Matt Tschoegl from “The Edublogger” has a post about practical ideas on how to put Scoop.it to good use. Some users find Scoop.it and other curating tools hard to work with. Their first impression is that they are looking at what seems a clutter of images and headlines where it isn’t easy to distinguish who is talking about what.
Good curation has the opposite effect: it aims at organizing information and making it comprehensible and clear. The best way to convince new users about the benefits of curation is to show good examples and let them see the relevance for themselves.
Some of Matt’s practical ideas to use with Scoop.it:
1- Create a simple webpage for a single topic;
2- Publish a magazine for colleagues or like-minded types on pertinent topics;
3- Organize in one location materials to use in different classes;
4- Keep an updated page to teach about an active news item.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.