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Test and Assess – be a curator!

Test and Assess – be a curator! | Current Updates | Scoop.it
A key component to this process, which is tied directly into active assessment strategies, is synthesizing or making sense of the information gathered. Sense making can be writing a blog post using the links (like this post) or summarizing the key points in a presentation. Gathering and collecting specific content points is the beginning, and creating the theme is where an individual demonstrates their analysis and evaluation of the content included in a post or presentation shared. Kanter wrote, “Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation.”   

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 27, 2012 1:15 PM

This article will help you understand how curating relates to both Bloom's taxonomy and the Engagement Pyramid proposed by Charlene Li and Jeremiah Owyang.


For those who must plan to standards, this article will give you great theoretical backing for teaching and using curation in your classroom. 


Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, December 27, 2012 5:19 PM

I agree. Education used to be about finding the information. With potential access to everything now, the focus should be on making sense of it and finding connections, drawing correlations and making conclusions - to become thinkers.

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Content Curation for the School Librarian

Content Curation for the School Librarian | Current Updates | Scoop.it


Robin Good: "Content Curation and the School Librarian" is the featured article for the latest issue of Knowledge Quest magazine.


Authored by Nikki D. Robertson the article illustrates some of content curation key strengths, how the author has utilized content curation for her academic projects, and popular curation tools for those interested in exploring the field further.


PDF download here: http://bit.ly/QgtjwU





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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 14, 2012 2:11 AM

Valuable insights to all librarians!

Beryl Morris's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:05 AM

Convinced of the need to be a conent curator in my school - looking for the best way to start this, how to implement a manageable plan and ways to increase my content curation competency.

 

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:44 PM

With students accessing different kinds of material and the same material in different ways, the OPAC and vertical file may not be the best way to lead your students to the best content.  This article shows differing ways of attacking the problem.

 

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Curation Is As Important as Creation

Curation Is As Important as Creation | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are interested in understanding how "content curation" differentiates itself from simple re-sharing and re-blogging here is a great article by Chris DeLine.

 

Great advice for anyone wanting to become an effective content curator: “Whether in tweets, in blog posts, in podcasts, or in newsletters, be ruthless with your attention.


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Some adopt a strategy of blanket-curation, throwing everything new or fresh or remotely interesting online and letting other consumers make their own value distinctions.

 

Others assume the role of tastemaker, selectively making the decisions themselves.

 

Both have their place, but the former contributes to what Jonathan Haidt calls “the paradox of abundance,” which he says “undermines the quality of our engagement.”

How many content-overload websites can you monitor before you become overwhelmed by volume? How many share-explosions does it take before you remove a friend from your Facebook feed? How many Tumblr pages can you pay attention to before the reblogs become a blur?

 

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Thoughtful, honest, and caring curation isn’t entirely different than creation.

 

After all, the topics you choose to research, to blog about, and to discuss with friends all begin with the process of sifting through the media abyss yourself and singling out worthwhile information."

 

What really counts is to create content that is useful, meaningful and helpful for others, whether from direct hand authorship, or by curating the best existing resources.

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

http://chrisdeline.com/curation

 

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

 


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Sinan Zirić's curator insight, January 19, 2013 11:50 AM

This is an excellent Curation review.

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Steps to Becoming and Educator-Curator

Steps to Becoming and Educator-Curator | Current Updates | Scoop.it

by Senga White

 

When I recently presented a workshop on Digital Tools for Content Curation I spent very little time discussing how to go about actually becoming a curator. Being a hands-on, roll your sleeves up and get stuck in kinda session we went straight for the toys.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 1, 2012 11:18 PM

This is a very fine starting point for those who are passionate about something that might have information to collect and share. Currating can offer an exciting challenge to keep updated on that topic of interested, share the updates or simply catolog the informational links for future personal use. This slide presentaion will help improve curated pages or help someone start to curate.

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Sources and Tags: Dennis O'Connor's Curating Secrets

Sources and Tags: Dennis O'Connor's Curating Secrets | Current Updates | Scoop.it

There's no question that Dennis O'Connor has found much success on Scoop.it. It wasn't all coincidental, though. Dennis shared with us two of his best curation secrets and tricks:

 

1. Develop multiple sources for your topics
It's important to carefully think through the keywords that you set for your topic so that Scoop.it can crawl the web and provide you with interesting and relevant content and inspiration. In addition to taking full advantage of this, Dennis also uses other tools like Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Prismatic to find content to share on Scoop.it. Once he finds the content he wants to share with his audience, he uses Scoop.it as his social media hub to add value to that content and share it everywhere.

 

2. Tag your posts
Dennis takes a lot of time to tag each of his posts. This allows him, he explained, to assemble publications based upon his tagged topics. When he's using his information on Scoop.it for his E-learning classes, it's easy for him to filter his Scoop.it pages based upon different subjects and easily compile a list of posts and articles on appropriate topics to provide to his students. Something interesting that Dennis does with his tagged articles is to pull them by subject and create "special editions" of his topics on his blog for special classes and events that he is teaching.


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Lydia Gracia's curator insight, February 14, 5:22 AM

Les astuces de Dennis O'Connor pour une curation effective:

- Utilisation des tags et

- sélection des sources.

Lee Wise's curator insight, February 15, 11:34 PM

Graphic.  Informative.  Enjoy.  

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 8:33 AM

Thinking across systems to write without plagiarizing.

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How News Curation Can Help Kids Learn How To Search, Evaluate and Publish Information

How News Curation Can Help Kids Learn How To Search, Evaluate and Publish Information | Current Updates | Scoop.it

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 22, 2012 3:36 PM

A good way to build this 21st century skill.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 31, 11:39 AM

Curation is an activity that  requires critical reading and writing skills. 

Jennifer Futrell's curator insight, September 13, 6:28 PM

A great idea

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4 Reasons Why Content Curation Has Gone Mainstream - Forbes

4 Reasons Why Content Curation Has Gone Mainstream - Forbes | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Pawan Deshpande Guest post written by Pawan Deshpande Pawan Deshpande is CEO of Curata.

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The Professional Conferences and Events Discovery Engine: Conference Hound

The Professional Conferences and Events Discovery Engine: Conference Hound | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Robin Good: ConferenceHound is a search engine dedicated to help you find conferences, trade shows, events and speakers sorted by industry, city and date.

 

Key features include:

-> Custom alerts & reminders

-> Bookmarking of  "must attend" events
-> Ability to follow your favorite speakers

 

From the official site: "Conference Hound, the global conference discovery platform announced today that its curated database of conferences, trade shows, festivals and conventions now exceeds 80,000 listings.

 

Conference Hound CTO Jay Hung said: “We are continuing to build our own proprietary set of processes for the timely aggregation, curation and surfacing the world’s conference data.

 

Bruce Carlisle, CEO of Conference Hound: “Our best estimate is that there are as many as 500,000 conferences held globally every year of one sort or another. This information is incredibly disaggregated, difficult to source and is available in widely disparate formats and depth – which is why other attempts to build a global conference discovery brand have fallen short. While it is doubtful anyone will ever find all of these conferences, trade shows festivals and conventions, this brings us one step closer to providing our users with the best possible discovery experience. As we do this, of course, conference organizers are increasingly incented to enter or claim their own events making their job and ours easier.”

 

Source: http://conferencehound.com/articles/conference-hound/conference-hound-passes-80000-conference-listings-mark/6598

 

Find out more: http://conferencehound.com/

 

 

 


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The Best Quora Q&A Contributions Curated Into Organic Articles: Curaqion

The Best Quora Q&A Contributions Curated Into Organic Articles: Curaqion | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Curaqion is a new curated web magazine, available monthly also in PDF format, that focuses on curating unique, rare and fascinating questions and answers from Quora.

 

What Curaqion does is to syntesize, edit, filter and re-assemble interesting set of answers to a Quora question in a way that creates a whole, organic and comprehensive content unit that is better than a long and unsorted list of disjoined answers.

 

Example of a curated Q&A: http://curaqion.com/issue/02/two-train-tracks-vs-dedicated-2-lane-road-for-efficiency

 

The original on Quora: http://www.quora.com/Transportation/If-you-replaced-2-train-tracks-with-a-dedicated-2-lane-road-and-ran-passenger-buses-would-it-be-more-efficient

 

Another one: http://curaqion.com/issue/02/get-over-low-tolerance-for-stupid-people (curated)

 

original on Quora: http://www.quora.com/How-do-I-get-over-my-low-tolerance-for-stupid-people

 

 

Download Curaqion issues in PDF format: http://curaqion.com/issues

 

Subscribe to monthly newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/curaqion

 

Free to read: http://curaqion.com/

 

 


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