Curation and Libraries and Learning
4.7K views | +1 today
Follow
Curation and Libraries and Learning
New information strategies for librarians and learners
Curated by Joyce Valenza
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Joyce Valenza
Scoop.it!

Embedly makes your content more engaging and easier to share | Embedly

Embedly makes your content more engaging and easier to share | Embedly | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it

HanEmbedly delivers the ultra-fast, easy to use products and tools for richer sites and apps.

Joyce Valenza's insight:

Handy for curating resistant content!

more...
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 20, 2014 2:43 PM

Here's a clever and very useful tool for those of you blogging, website building, or just looking to enhance your posts on social media.  


I see great application to the e-portfolio process as well!

Scooped by Joyce Valenza
Scoop.it!

Curation tools to help you cope with info-overload

Curation tools to help you cope with info-overload | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Image courtesy of verbeeldingskr8 How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order [author]If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. Th...
Joyce Valenza's insight:

Tips for filtering and finding curators to trust

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Sharing Information literacy ideas
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: EverySlide - Share Your Slides and Run Polls At the Same Time

Free Technology for Teachers: EverySlide - Share Your Slides and Run Polls At the Same Time | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it

o

 


Via Elizabeth Hutchinson
Joyce Valenza's insight:

Looks useful for more interactive presos!

more...
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:00 AM

Has anyone used this. It sounds like it could be really useful. 

Scooped by Joyce Valenza
Scoop.it!

Wearable Smart Glass Curates Content Based On Y...

Wearable Smart Glass Curates Content Based On Y... | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
This is the description about Amoeba by Sanya Rai from the video on Vimeo: "Amoeba is a wearable device that analyses your bio-parameters to understand your interest levels.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Digital Storytelling
Scoop.it!

Why You Need to Become a Better Storyteller

Why You Need to Become a Better Storyteller | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Compelling stories have the power to engage your customers, your employees and your investors. Here's how to improve your skills.

Via José Carlos
Joyce Valenza's insight:

Great tips for presentations and meetings.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Digital Curation for Teachers
Scoop.it!

Vox Takes Melding of Journalism and Technology to a New Level

Vox Takes Melding of Journalism and Technology to a New Level | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
The new site, led by Ezra Klein, the founder of Wonkblog, features a next-generation content management tool that greatly enhances digital storytelling.

Via catspyjamasnz
Joyce Valenza's insight:

A new content management/curation tool for journalism

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joyce Valenza
Scoop.it!

The 2014 CMO's Guide To The Social Landscape

The 2014 CMO's Guide To The Social Landscape | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
more...
Library Staff's curator insight, March 23, 2014 5:12 PM

Comprehensive info graphic on what's popular in social media.

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 5, 2014 1:20 PM

This is a lot of reading.....but it's interesting!

Scooped by Joyce Valenza
Scoop.it!

Tweet Curation: in search of the perfect tweet – SocialBro

Tweet Curation: in search of the perfect tweet – SocialBro | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Here at SocialBro, we research and talk about a thousand different Twitter topics on a daily basis (ok maybe that’s an exaggeration..but it’s a lot!).
Joyce Valenza's insight:

Value of advanced Twitter searching

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joyce Valenza
Scoop.it!

Student curators: Powerful learning

Joyce Valenza's insight:

Thanks, Nancy!  It's so important to see this learning opportunity

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Capture, Edit, Collect and Organize Images and Full Web Pages with Ember (Mac)

Capture, Edit, Collect and Organize Images and Full Web Pages with Ember (Mac) | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Collect the things you love, with Ember. Whether you’re capturing photos, screenshots or any other kind of image - save, annotate and sync it with Ember.

Via Robin Good
more...
Robin Good's curator insight, March 5, 2014 1:30 PM



Ember is a Mac and iOS app that allows you to easily capture parts of a screen, a specific image, a whole window or a full web page easily and to edit it, collect it and organize it according to tags, themes/groups and colours.


Ember key strengths are:


a) the image "capture" toolset, which is second to none. It offers maximum flexibility, it is simple, and allows you to save directly to any folder/group/collection you have set-up.


b) the image editor utility that integrates a set of useful tools that includes cropper, focus/blur areas, rotate, add text, freehand drawing.


c) the elegantly designed "library" where you can organize your images and screenshots easily via drag and drop into collections. Each image can also have a description and multiple tags. In addition Ember can automatically sort all your images by colors.


d) the "subscription" area where you subscribe to image feeds from various sites and galleries to get inspiration and ideas.


iCloud-syncable.


Ember is a beautifully designed app that does a fantastic job of capturing any kind of image or screenshot from the web and to give you relevant tools to edit it and "curate" it into private collections.

N.B.: Though Ember is really a great app to use, I would not pay its relatively hefty price tag, unless it allowed me to publish or export (in a publishable format) some of my collections.


Free to 14-day trial.

Price £.34.99 


N.B.: Ember requires Mac OSX Mavericks to run.


More info: http://realmacsoftware.com/ember 


Free trial: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember/try/ 


Download from Mac App Store: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember/appstore 


Download from iOS App Store: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember-ios/appstore 



Check these two use cases: 






Nine0Media's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:17 PM

#WebConsultants #WordpressExperts

Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Digital Storytelling
Scoop.it!

This #free "book shows you how to use presentation software to make beautiful documents #Slidedocs @nancyduarte

This #free "book shows you how to use presentation software to make beautiful documents #Slidedocs @nancyduarte | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Duarte creates presentations and offers training based on our unique VisualStory™ methodology, which applies storytelling and visual thinking to craft persuasive communications designed to shift audience beliefs and behaviors

Via José Carlos
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly

Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Joyce Valenza's insight:

Looks promising and pretty for curation.

more...
Mike Power's curator insight, February 24, 2014 6:12 AM

Interesting looking tool. In Beta so it will only get better. UI is a bit ugly but that's not a deal breaker. 

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:31 PM

Very cool! #WebConsultants #WebDesign

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, August 15, 2014 2:25 PM
About ScissorsflyIn the spirit of freedom and creativity, we designed Scissorsfly. For the first time ever, you will be equipped with something that frees your imagination to creatively collect and organize everything you love on the web, and share them with friends.

Scissorsfly originates from an open hackathon hosted at LinkedIn, when Sillicon Valley tech talents from places like Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, or CMU, MIT, Stanford, Berkerly came to play. We won the championship with the idea called ClipIt, which becomes the magic scissors at your hand today. 

Web 1.0 gave you static webpages. Web 2.0 gives you interactions and collaborations with the web and the world. Scissorsfly will give you not only that, but also the initiative to tailor the web at will. It will be an experience beyond the long lasting web 2.0...

Finally, you can run wild with these scissors.
Their MissionCollecting and organizing information is really important to us. However, it could be painful from time to time. We built Scissorsfly for you to enjoy the process.
TeamWe are an early stage startup based in Mountain View (CA) and Chicago (IL). Our team is small and close-knit, with both strong engineering (e.g. Google, Yahoo!, Linkedin, eBay) and research (e.g. security, data mining, machine learning) backgrounds. For anything interesting, drop us a line at support@scissorsfly.com.
Scooped by Joyce Valenza
Scoop.it!

5 Infinitely Handy Content Curation Tools

5 Infinitely Handy Content Curation Tools | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Harp Social is a full-service, social media marketing agency specializing in Facebook, Twitter and WordPress for businesses.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Joyce Valenza
Scoop.it!

#Astd2014 session report: Four ways to use curation in learning

#Astd2014 session report: Four ways to use curation in learning | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
I will blog from the ASTD ICE 2014 conference over the next few days. I will write about separate sessions. My first session was about curation. I do believe that curation will be one of the future...
Joyce Valenza's insight:

Very interesting model!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum

A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Joyce Valenza's insight:

Via Robin Good--a NYT experiment that "acts as a reading list  for your Twitter feed, finding all the links that are being shared by those you follow on Twitter and displaying them each with their full titles and descriptions. This flips the Twitter model, treating the links as primary and the commentary as secondary (you can still see all the tweets about each link, but they are less prominent). Vellum puts a spotlight on content, making it easy to find what you should read next."

 

Links are ranked by how often those you follow share them.

more...
siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:17 AM

ok - I'm in - developed by @nytlabs

Stephen Dale's curator insight, May 9, 2014 7:29 AM

Vellum acts as a reading list  for your Twitter feed, finding all the links that are being shared by those you follow on Twitter and displaying them each with their full titles and descriptions. 

This flips the Twitter model, treating the links as primary and the commentary as secondary (you can still see all the tweets about each link, but they are less prominent). 


Vellum puts a spotlight on content, making it easy to find what you should read next.

Pankaj Jindal's curator insight, May 12, 2014 8:43 AM

Test  4

Scooped by Joyce Valenza
Scoop.it!

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides)

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides) | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and access to learning anytime and anywhere. That's great for students but what about teachers? Where's the pe
Joyce Valenza's insight:

EdSurge Guide presents a great summary with its infographic.

"Personalized learning communities, strategies and tools for educators in the digital era."

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Sanjana Singh
Scoop.it!

Content Curation Guide for SEO

Content Curation Guide for SEO | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Before we get to the point of actually laying down a guide on how to curate content for better SEO, it seems like a good idea to first explain and explore what content curation actually means.
Joyce Valenza's insight:

An approach from the business world.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Digital Storytelling
Scoop.it!

5 Tips for Creating a Story in Your Image

5 Tips for Creating a Story in Your Image | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it

"If you want to become a good photographer, you have to be a good storyteller first. An image with a story, one that evokes emotion and curiosity will rise above other images and catch the viewer’s attention."


Via José Carlos
Joyce Valenza's insight:

Wow!  Love these ideas for use in creating presentations. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Social Media Curation Is Not Just Sharing Bookmarks: An Introductory Guide [Video]

Video from Curation Module of Social Media for Active Learning Course. http://meme.coe.fsu.edu/smooc #SMOOC2014

Via Robin Good
Joyce Valenza's insight:

This overview video introduces and defines curation and describes the affordances of the top tools.

more...
Pankaj Jindal's curator insight, May 12, 2014 8:44 AM

Test 6

Mariana Ka's curator insight, May 18, 2015 5:14 AM

The video explains en efficient way of usage the online bookmarks platforms such as Scoop.it and Pinterest

Alice Goddard Library's curator insight, June 7, 2015 2:16 AM

So useful!

Scooped by Joyce Valenza
Scoop.it!

Why You Need A Content Curation Tool (And How To Choose One)

Why You Need A Content Curation Tool (And How To Choose One) | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Content curation tools are a fantastic way to stay organized, up-to-date and in-the-know. But the number of content curation tools out there can be almost as overwhelming as the amount of articles and blog posts you want to ...
more...
Felicia Morley's curator insight, April 4, 2014 11:32 AM

add your insight...

JulieLaRoche's curator insight, April 10, 2014 3:14 PM

New to content curation? Wondering if it is a good tool for you? This quick article provides brief bullet points about content aggregation and content discovery and mentions Feedly and Scoop.it as tools. Currently I am testing Scoop.it to gather, read and comment on material online.

Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Google Plus and Social SEO
Scoop.it!

10 Popular Content Curation Tools

10 Popular Content Curation Tools | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Content curation tools play an important part in how you find and publish content, these are the 10 most popular tools available that make curation easier.

Via Neil Ferree
Joyce Valenza's insight:

Interesting list of free and not-so-free options

more...
Neil Ferree's curator insight, March 21, 2014 11:12 AM

Its no surprise [url=/u/2506004 x-already-notified=1]Scoop.it[/url] is in the top spot on this Top 10 Content Curation tools.


Mest of the 50+ businesses we've coached and trained on how to increase brand awareness and online visibility using Scoop.it is strong validation this content marketing tool is the way to go!

Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, March 23, 2014 5:28 PM

Information overload is the problem of the day. A good curation tool can help keep track of the things you want without going through a million websites.

Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Collect and Organize Live Web Content Snippets Into Dynamic Collections with Wepware

Collect and Organize Live Web Content Snippets Into Dynamic Collections with Wepware | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
more...
Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, February 24, 2014 1:09 PM

I like this a lot, but it is only good for the Chrome browser. Check it out.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:09 AM

I can see where this could be very useful to a business owner wanting to aggregate content for his/her customers.

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:30 PM

Great for #ContentCuration #WebConsultants 

Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Curate Your Browsing Experience with OneTab for Google Chrome

Curate Your Browsing Experience with OneTab for Google Chrome | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
more...
Farid Mheir's comment, March 31, 2014 11:58 AM
@Gonzalo Moreno : sorry I do not know if this exists for other browsers.
Farid Mheir's comment, March 31, 2014 11:58 AM
@Gonzalo Moreno : sorry I do not know if this exists for other browsers.
Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, March 31, 2014 12:01 PM

Para multitaskers compulsivos, como yo, tener 100 pestañas abiertas a la vez es inevitable, con la consecuente ralentización del ordenador.
De momento sólo existe para Chrome, pero esta herramienta es la solución definitiva!
:D

Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

The Future of News Is Not About Facts: It's About Context, Relevance and Opinion

The Future of News Is Not About Facts: It's About Context, Relevance and Opinion | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it

"News sources can't just give us the facts. They must tell us what those facts mean."


Via Robin Good
more...
Robin Good's curator insight, February 24, 2014 4:55 PM



Here's a refreshing look at the future of news that highlights the importance of going deeper into creating value for readers by providing more focus, relevance, context and opinion.

These are the characters that properly define what we now refer to as "curation" when it comes to content and news.


The following passages, extracted from the book, The News: A User's Manual, are by Alain de Botton, and have been excerpted from a lengthy article on The Week entitled "The Future of News".


"News organizations are coy about admitting that what they present us with each day are minuscule extracts of narratives whose true shape and logic can generally only emerge from a perspective of months or even years — and that it would hence often be wiser to hear the story in chapters rather than snatched sentences.


They [news organizations] are institutionally committed to implying that it is inevitably better to have a shaky and partial grasp of a subject this minute than to wait for a more secure and comprehensive understanding somewhere down the line.


...


We need news organizations to help our curiosity by signaling how their stories fit into the larger themes on which a sincere capacity for interest depends.


To grow interested in any piece of information, we need somewhere to "put" it, which means some way of connecting it to an issue we already know how to care about.


A section of the human brain might be pictured as a library in which information is shelved under certain fundamental categories. Most of what we hear about day to day easily signals where in the stacks it should go and gets immediately and unconsciously filed.


... the stranger or the smaller stories become, the harder the shelving process grows. What we colloquially call "feeling bored" is just the mind, acting out of a self-preserving reflex, ejecting information it has despaired of knowing where to place.


...We might need help in transporting such orphaned pieces of information to the stacks that would most appropriately reveal their logic.


...it is news organizations to take on some of this librarian's work. It is for them to give us a sense of the larger headings under which minor incidents belong."

 


The call for understanding how much greater value can be provided by curating news and information in depth, rather than by following the shallow, buzzy and viral path beaten by HuffPo, Buzzfeed and the rest of the gang, is clear.


But beyond context and depth, real value can only be added if we accept the fact that going beyond the classic "objective fact reporting", by adding opinion and bias in a transparent fashion, can actually provide greater value in many ways, as Alain de Botton clearly explains:


"Unfortunately for our levels of engagement, there is a prejudice at large within many news organizations that the most prestigious aspect of journalism is the dispassionate and neutral presentation of "facts."


...


The problem with facts is that there is nowadays no shortage of sound examples. The issue is not that we need more of them, but that we don't know what to do with the ones we have...


...But what do these things actually mean? How are they related to the central questions of political life? What can they help us to understand?


...The opposite of facts is bias. In serious journalistic quarters, bias has a very bad name. It is synonymous with malevolent agendas, lies, and authoritarian attempts to deny audiences the freedom to make up their own minds.


Yet we should perhaps be more generous toward bias.


In its pure form, a bias simply indicates a method of evaluating events that is guided by a coherent underlying thesis about human functioning and flourishing.


It is a pair of lenses that slide over reality and aim to bring it more clearly into focus.


Bias strives to explain what events mean and introduces a scale of values by which to judge ideas and events. It seems excessive to try to escape from bias per se; the task is rather to find ways to alight on its more reliable and fruitful examples. 


There are countless worthy lenses to slide between ourselves and the world." 


Overall, these ideas offer a truly refreshing look at the future of news and at the relevance that context and opinion could play in transforming this medium from a vehicle of mass distraction to one of focused learning and understanding for those interested. 



Must read. Rightful. Insightful. 9/10



Full article: http://theweek.com/article/index/256737/the-future-of-news 


Reading time: 10':20"






Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 25, 2014 2:36 PM

El futuro de las Noticias no es sobre los Hechos, sino sobre contexto, relevancia y opinión.

Catherine Pascal's curator insight, March 3, 2014 5:12 AM

 Intéressant 

Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is

Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is | Curation and Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
more...
jspellos's curator insight, February 22, 2014 10:25 AM

Great tool to quickly save web pages, including social media pages with hashtags.  Don't forget to grab the bookmarklet and move it onto your browser, too!

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 28, 2014 4:01 PM

This could be handy to use with students looking at how internet based media can change and a story be altered. use this tool to preserve current ate of a story at a particular day/time.

Josette Williams's curator insight, June 23, 2014 1:42 AM

I love the idea of this site-Archive Is-archive any site permanently and access it later. Thanks Robin Good.