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Massachusetts Digital Publication Collaborative

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There is a growing buzz in the education community about the possibility of moving away from traditional textbooks. While the objective seems clear as to why we should be making this move, the ques...
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A great way to tackle the massive task of moving from print based resources to curated, digital resources! #curation #edchat #edtech

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Curation As Story - The Importance Of Human Filters

Curation As Story - The Importance Of Human Filters | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Curation is a form of storytelling. Curation tools need to support this truth.  Collecting content without qualitative human judgement is aggregation, not curation. The best automation tools alone ...
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Yes! Story and context go hand in hand.  By focusing on story, students might be better able to grasp the concept of context.

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Paula Silva's curator insight, March 25, 2013 7:03 PM

Social curation - the act of curating a conversation - this one is about curation itself.  

Audrey Nay's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:00 AM

We make it work for us, for our students

Melissa's curator insight, May 13, 2013 2:37 AM

Curating is definitely mediated by the curators own spin on the content, whether it be understanding, interest, preference or other bias.

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Teaching With Content Curation -- THE Journal

Teaching With Content Curation -- THE Journal | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it
A California teacher discovers an effective tool for teaching English.
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I love the fact that not just the teacher -but also the students are curating resources, and that this teacher does not let limited access to technology stop her!

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curation - home

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Joyce Valenza's session at Educon. Favorite statement I agree with 100%: "Curating is like telling a story --with voice & context."

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Audrey Nay's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:01 AM

We must help our students to createand manage  their own curations that work for them.

Donna DesRoches's comment, May 2, 2013 3:05 PM
This was a great session. It spurred me on to learning more about curation and really understanding the difference between curating and collecting.
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School Library Monthly - Curation

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

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Audrey Nay's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:02 AM

We can certainly try to.....

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We Are Teachers: How Flipped Teaching Can Work in the Younger Grades

We Are Teachers: How Flipped Teaching Can Work in the Younger Grades | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it

The intersection of the "flipped" learning model and students curating resources!

 

In Grades 3­­–5
"At this level, students are increasingly independent and taking more control over the learning process—making it the perfect time to take advantage of the flipped teaching model:

 

Challenge students to find their own teaching tools. When learning about fractions for example, ask kids to find a video or web resource that explains the material you’re learning in class."

 

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Innovations in Education - Students as “Information Flaneurs”

Innovations in Education - Students as “Information Flaneurs” | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it

The intersection of two of my curation projects: on student curation, and personal learning.

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This Curation Trend has One Big Problem: Scale - Curate Content

This Curation Trend has One Big Problem: Scale - Curate Content | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it
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.
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Content Curation Tools for Educators - Curate Content

Content Curation Tools for Educators - Curate Content | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it
... 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.

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Scoop.it and HootSuite Integration Delivers Seamless Social ...

Scoop.it and HootSuite Integration Delivers Seamless Social ... | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it
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.
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Content hackathons: the future of textbooks? — Tech News and ...

Content hackathons: the future of textbooks? — Tech News and ... | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Content hackathons are a way to bring educators and subject-matter experts together to curate and organize the content into a structure that helps students learn as effectively as possible, said Boundless co-founder and CEO ...
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Mrs Michelle Zgombic's curator insight, December 30, 2012 11:35 AM

Neat idea, use curriculum time to curate resources to use in lieu of, or to accompany class textbooks.  Further, students can identify textbook flaws and discrepant information and follow up with verifying accurate information.

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A Social Studies Teacher Explains How She's Using Learnist ...

“Learnist is a great tool for my classroom because it lets me create material aligned to the Common Cores, but there is so much there already that I won’t have to recreate the wheel. I’m teaching Civics, and the minute-by-minute political commentary and political learnboards are making the election exciting. The experts on the boards make the students feel that they are one step away from great people–it makes them feel important. A textbook can’t do that. ”

 

-Dawn Casey-Rowe

 

 

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How Students Can Create Their Own e-Textbooks On An iPad

How Students Can Create Their Own e-Textbooks On An iPad | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Two of the most powerful apps on the iPad may be completely invisible: iBooks and the Camera Roll.

This again supports the idea that curation is an excellent way for students to learn.
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Bobie Glassett's curator insight, March 27, 2013 11:09 AM

This could work at Mt. Jordan!

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If Information Overload is the Sickness - Then Curating is the Cure! - The TICAL Community

If Information Overload is the Sickness - Then Curating is the Cure! - The TICAL Community | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it

 I will be presenting on curation in education  for the free online conference, 2013 School Leadership Summit  Thursday, March 28 at 1 pm EST.

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Hope you will plan to join me!

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A Vision for Personalized and Connected Learning

Pearson's vision utilizes technology to increase usability and productivity of students in and outside of the classroom. Watch how students, parents, teacher...

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As we move towards personalized learning and digital devices like these, curating becomes an important way for students to learn.

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Phyllis Bartosiewicz's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:55 AM

This video demonstrates the power of blended learning and the opportunities for collaboration and personalization.

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it
How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different
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Curating --without the label.

 

"New contexts—digital environments that function as humanity-in-your-pocket—demand new approaches and new habits. Specifically, new habits of mind.

Persisting.

Managing impulsivity.

Responding with awe.

Questioning.

Innovating.

Thinking interdependently."

 

 

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Twitter as a Curation Tool

Twitter as a Curation Tool | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it
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."
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The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms

The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Annotated list with links to the tools: some I haven't heard about before are listed here -as well as some of my favorites.

 


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catspyjamasnz's comment, December 13, 2012 11:31 PM
Thanks Beth. BTW been mentioning your curation work in quite a few of my presentations. Awesome. :-)
Duncan Cole's curator insight, April 2, 2013 10:58 AM
A helpful list of the various tools available for teachers for content curation.
Audrey Nay's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:03 AM

Select the most useful to introduce to students...too many at once is too confusing. 

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Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook

Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it
With information being ubiquitous, I believe that teachers can (and should) take control of their courses by creating their own interactive textbooks.

 

>>I really like this chart which resembles one I have used in workshops about different levels of student inquiry. Good  read!

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Exploratory Design for Curated Collections: Empowering Spatial, Experiential Interaction Through Information Landscapes

Exploratory Design for Curated Collections: Empowering Spatial, Experiential Interaction Through Information Landscapes | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it

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

 

Full article: http://timwray.net/2012/07/collections-as-landscapes-thoughts-in-experiential-interaction/

 

 


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Education Applications – Themeefy & Curation | Themeefy Blog

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!
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Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project

Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it

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.

A MUST read here: http://academic.stedwards.edu/socialmedia/blog/2012/04/16/teaching-students-to-become-curators-of-ideas-the-curation-project-3/

 

 


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Mrs Michelle Zgombic's curator insight, December 30, 2012 11:53 AM

I learned how to better curate myself, plan now to go back into some of my tools and reorganize and review my material.  Note: lots of links to useful shared presentations

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The iPad Classroom – Curation « Indiana Jen

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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.
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Create or Curate? | Designed For Learning

Create or Curate? | Designed For Learning | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it

  John Curran: "One of the current hot topics in e-learning is curation. But what exactly is curation?"

 

John does a fine job of identifying the important aspects of curation: Interpretation, story-telling and freshness  are 3 of these elements. 

 

He continues on to identify the skills needed for effective curation:

 

Finding

Filtering

Grading (selecting items appropriate for the audience)

Synthesising

Summarising

Signposting ("Signposting to the bits they need or are interested in")

 

 

 

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唐瑶's comment, October 20, 2012 10:10 PM
Hi,Nancy. I'm a student of Beijing Normal University and am very much interested in content curation. I was wondering do you know if there are any academic papers about content curation? I failed to find any. If you know, please tell me. Thanks a lot~ Have a nice day!
Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, January 14, 2013 11:31 AM

Criação ou Curadoria? Quais os limites da autoria!

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Curation for schools

Curation tools develop a range of skills for students including information literacy...
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Sandra V. Barbosa's comment, November 7, 2012 10:13 PM
Follow me. Thanks.
Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, January 14, 2013 11:29 AM

Boa apresentação sobre o assunto e o information literacy