I am very excited to find this work to share with my teachers. I continue to get pushback as I try to encourage them to allow time for students to curate. The fact of the matter is that true curation takes time, but the skills gained by students cannot be ignored, and research and critical analysis are found throughout the Common Core Standards. Curation is also a pathway to personalized learning as students pursue their own areas of interest through the art of curation.
"Flipboard is a fantastic ereading tool which has also become a premier curation tool. I've created a magazine Education Inspirivation that you can subscribe to in Flipboard by clicking on the Flipboard link:http://flip.it/WaRGT"
Excellent post from Langwitches! She addresses the progression of moving from collector to curator, quoting Mike Fisher, who observed, "Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task." Sylvia writes: "There are different sides to Twitter as a Curation tool: Taking advantage of a network of curators working for you (building your own customized network), consuming their curated information Collecting, organizing, connecting, attributing, interpreting, summarizing the vast amount of information that comes across your desk/ feed /books/articles/etc. for YOURSELF! Becoming consciously the curator for others for a particular niche, area of expertise or interest. Disseminate resources, add value, put in perspective, create connections, present in a different light/media/language. Real time curation allows you to be part of an event, that you physically might not be attending or being on the opposite end allows you to be the bridge for others to participate at an event where you are present, but your network is not."
Robin Good: Tim Wray explores the new frontiers of curated collections (from a museum perspective), and in doing so, he analyzes the concept of "landscapes", a possible emerging metaphor for how large sets of relevant information items could be better organized for viewing, even outside the specific museum setting.
His goal in doing this is one of finding out how to build effective interfaces that reveal and unravel narratives within collections. How can that be designed into the collection?
Tim Wray is particularly interested in this research, because he is also the brain behind a new and upcoming app called A Place for Art, and which has likely lots to do with art exploration and discovery.
The key point he makes in this interesting article (part of a longer series) is the illustration of the two concepts of "containers" and "landscapes", and about how they closely relate to the organization and access of curated collections.
In Tim Wray's view, the future, especially when we look at large collections, is in the increased adoption of "landscapes" organizing approaches versus the ever-present "container" approach we use for most collections today.
He writes: "I hint at the necessary shift from the former to the latter as a mechanism for providing context for objects, and how landscapes – combined with engaging interaction designs and the notion of pliability – can used as a way of providing immersive experiences for museum collections."
I think that Tim's ideas reflect a growing critical issue for anyone who attempts to curate large collections of information items: having an organization and navigation system that helps the newcomer, find and discover what it may interest him the most.
I myself feel quite frustrated by the absence of curation tools that truly allow me to organize and make accessible / discoverable large lists of information items in more effectives ways than the typical list, table or grid.
But I am positive that the future of curation will inevitably revolve around those who will find, invent and design new and effective ways to do so.
P.S.: Tim Wray is a PhD student that looks at how computational methods and interaction design can be used to create beautiful, engaging experiences for museum collections.
Very Interesting. Must-read for app designers. 9/10
We are frequently asked the question on how Themeefy is being used in education (& in classrooms) and the best answers are always delivered by our awesome users. We archived some cool ways that educators and ... >Definitely a tool I will have to explore!
Dr Corrine Weisgerber (@corrinew) teaches a Social Media Class at St Edward's University in Austin, Texas. On this site she shares details of her Transformational Digital Learning Designs in which her students are actively engaged in a Personal Learning Project, Blogging Project, Curation Assignment, Conversation Engagement, Live-Blogging/Live-Tweeting Project and Participation Assessment. The details of these assignment briefs to students can be found here: http://myweb.stedwards.edu/corinnew/comm4352/COMM3309SP12.pdf
Corrine shares some of the best examples of her students' work too - check out the blog roll which takes you to a selection of her students' blogs and some delightful curation projects where students used Scoop.It! and Storiful as the choice of digital media to present their work and demonstrate their learning.
One of her most rewarding learning designs was The Curation Project.
The iPad Classroom – Curation. 06 Nov. Using the iPad as a curator for information is also instrumental in education. It's not a simple note-taker, rather it's a tool for storage, organization, search ability, and more.
School librarians can use curation as a tool to position themselves as information and communication authorities and information professionals.
Nancy White's insight:
Joyce Valenza identifies curating as an "information life skill." While librarians are uniquely qualified for this task, it is a skill that everyone can benefit from, including students. Joyce provides links to some of the curating tools available. Good summary, and some excellent questions are posed for futher thought and research.
Let's curate EVERYTHING. Totally. Hashtag #Cure-gasm!* But let's dismiss those cases as exceptions. Look at the early days of Twitter and Facebook: We had no shortage of wacky social media gurus, ninjas, and wizards to parody.
... students to become both content creators and curators. connect to experts outside class and to the world knowledge base. critique information available on the web. teach students to curate social media.
>>Great list of tools for teachers and students to use - as well as explanation of curating in education.
The Scoop.it app is available for download in the HootSuite App Directory bringing together powerful features – Scoop.it's topic-centric curation with HootSuite's social monitoring and publishing capabilities.