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The Value of Curation Expressed in a Beautiful Poem: The Curator

The Value of Curation Expressed in a Beautiful Poem: The Curator | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"We thought it would come, we thought the Germans would come, were almost certain they would. I was thirty-two, / the youngest assistant curator in the country. I had some good ideas in those days."


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Robin Good's curator insight, March 12, 9:09 AM



The Curator, by Miller Williams, is a poem that illustrates the keen value of the curator. 

It's a short story, that can be read in just 3 minutes, and which can provide a great metaphor to explain to others, emotionally, what the value of the curator, is all about. 



Beautiful. Inspiring. 9/10


Read it now: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/176491 


Reading time: 3' mins.




Thanks to Nancy White for helping me discover it.

Check her super-interesting article entitled "Students Curators: Powerful Learningand her D20 Innovation blog.  



Image credit: Vintage frame by Shutterstock


Nancy White's comment, March 12, 11:32 AM
Thank you Robin - I am glad you liked it. Our students were really able to understand the concept of curating through this poem.
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Three Good Interactive Visuals on SMAR Model fo...

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20 Can't Miss Edu Conferences - Getting Smart by Greg Garner - blended learning, conferences, digital learning, Ed Conferences, education

20 Can't Miss Edu Conferences - Getting Smart by Greg Garner - blended learning, conferences, digital learning, Ed Conferences, education | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Let's start with the big 12 for digital learning: 1. iNACOL Nov 4-7, 2014; Palm Springs, CA. This is the leading edge of blended and online learning, drawing an international audience of educators, policymakers, innovators, and everyone in-between.

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Importance of Social Media For 21st Century Teachers - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Importance of Social Media For 21st Century Teachers - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Social media is not used to stay connected with friends and family but also for other purpose like professional learning, networking and researching.

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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media

How Teens Are Really Using Social Media | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 28, 6:43 PM

It is nice to know what teens are using. Perhaps, more importantly is what are they using social media for? Is it for learning? Is it for entertainment? Is it for chatting? These questions further the way teachers might be able to use social media, if at all, in classrooms.

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Self-directed learning

Self-directed learning | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Stephen D. Brookfield explores the notion of self-directed learning. He takes Knowles' (1975) influential definition as a starting point and then explores some of the problems surrounding the idea....

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 28, 7:00 PM

Self-directed learning has a social quality to it. I like the idea that teaching is about listening. It might be about deep listening and being open when students speak. Self-directed learning can be learned and one role teachers play/perform is creating space and time when students take increasing control of their learning. After all, despite the way we evaluate teachers based on student learning, learning is  students' responsibility. Teachers are there to listen and guide, not do the learning for students. That sounds like it is self-directed.

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10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
With the explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social networks popping up. Here are 10 up-and-coming social networks worth exploring.

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Mika Auramo's curator insight, July 28, 10:50 AM

Facebook is for grandmas...and publishing things without user permission.

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The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Two

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Two | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
 In the second of a three-part series exploring the constants of game design, we delve into talking about elegance, naturalism and the role of time. Read More

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5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video

5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video

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Mary Ann Flowers's curator insight, July 28, 10:24 AM

Summer Institute 2014

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A Parent's Guide to Minecraft

A Parent's Guide to Minecraft | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Or why the heck are my kids playing with Lego blocks on the screen?

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 28, 7:57 AM

This is instructive and will help ..parents .

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Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals

Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Do parents really know what their children are doing online? (Have parents ever really known what their children are doing?)  The McAfee report reveals the importance of maintaining the conversation between parents and children. Most youngsters believe their parents are oblivious to their web activities, while some admit to making fake social media profiles and fudging browser histories to deceive tech-savvy ones, a new report shows.


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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 27, 6:19 PM

Do parents really know what their children are doing online? (Have parents ever really known what their children are doing?)  The McAfee report reveals the importance of maintaining the conversation between parents and children. 

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'Digital Leadership' a Must-Read for Educators at All Levels

'Digital Leadership' a Must-Read for Educators at All Levels | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Throughout his book, Sheninger shares narratives of actual educators in actual schools who have acknowledged the need to leverage educational technology for learning and successfully done so through their vision and a willingness to act.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:27 PM

One thing we should not do is allow any technology to disappear from sight once we begin to use it. Technology, digital and otherwise, is an extension of who we are as humans. This has to be considered at all times. Is this the right extension? Are we even aware of the extensions?

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Flip, blend and serve up a more enticing education through technology

Flip, blend and serve up a more enticing education through technology | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

""Blended learning incorporates a mix of traditional face-to-face learning with digital learning techniques. One increasingly popular specialized version of blended learning, the “Flipped Classroom,” has been garnering a lot of attention lately as it sees increasing rates of adoption. In fact, the widely respected 2014 NMC Horizon Report lists the Flipped Classroom as a technology that is positioned for widespread adoption this year and next ..."

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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be …

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32 Ways to Use Google Apps in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Linkis.com

32 Ways to Use Google Apps in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Linkis.com | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
RT @David63Baker: 32 Ways to Use Google Apps in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/SOzKLDHvL9 via @med…
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A virtual analysis

A virtual analysis | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
A new analysis of four blended-format courses taught last fall offers practical guidance for faculty members interested in fresh pedagogical approaches. The pilot study led by the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning placed a premium on person-to-person interaction, and found redundancies between in-class and online instruction.

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, Today, 1:07 PM

"Pilot study put blended-format courses to the test"

 

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The evolution of computers in the classroom

The evolution of computers in the classroom | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
The proliferation of tablets maybe the most revolutionary addition of technology in the classroom, but the path was paved with other tools. PostTV took a detailed look at some of the milestones in classroom technology from the past several decades:

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 4:54 AM

I've lived this timeline. Tablets are another stop on the Oregon Trail of Tech I've seen come and go.  


Indeed, tablets are so two hours ago... I'm surprised this timeline misses a little development called mobile learnig. 

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What is Gamification? A Few Ideas.

In this whiteboard video gamification expert Karl Kapp describes the term gamification, talks about the two types of gamification (structural and content) an...

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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, July 28, 4:14 PM

Does a nice job differentiating simulations, game-based learning and gamification. 

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The Innovation Turbo-Charge: How To Train The Brain To Be More Creative

The Innovation Turbo-Charge: How To Train The Brain To Be More Creative | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
For a very long time, we haven?t had a good enough understanding of creativity and how it works in the brain to be able to train people to be more creative. This is beginning to change.

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The urban legends of learning (and other inconvenient truths)

The urban legends of learning (and other inconvenient truths) | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Learning styles, technology-driven teaching, and self-direction are all concepts that anyone interested in education should be familiar with, yet the foundations for their adoption into the classro...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 28, 11:54 AM

" Learning effectively reduces institutional knowledge, wisdom and experience to mere variables in a panoply of info-bites treated as all the same." This is an argument made in other quarters i.e. Gert Biesta, Jacques Ranciere, Bill Pinar, Madeline Grumet, etc. Learning is reduced to inputs and outputs without a lot of consideration for the relational nature that is undertaken to make good learning happen.

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Why Breakfast Is Important For Teenagers: The Best Resources

Why Breakfast Is Important For Teenagers: The Best Resources | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
I'm preparing some new lessons for this year, and one will be on the importance of breakfast. I'm adding this list to The Best Resources To Help Promote A Physically Healthy Lifestyle For Our Stude...

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 28, 12:32 PM

Building willpower and self-control consumes enormous amounts of energy, which means that students’ brains need nourishment. Roy Baumeister’s book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength is another valuable resource for teachers and educators.

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8 Education Technology Books Every Leader Should Read

8 Education Technology Books Every Leader Should Read | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
These 8 education technology books cover technical, cultural and practical ideas and concepts to successfully integrate technology into the classroom.

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. What seemed like on-the-fringe experiments, like game-based learning, have turned into real trends, and have gradually made their way into many (though certainly not most) classrooms.

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How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic

How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
When we ‘research’ things now, we generally aren’t referring to spending time in a library – or even referring to spending time online accessing specific library or school research databases. The word ‘research’ largely refers to the act of typing words into your internet search bar and seeing what the Wise Old Web tells you. …

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 27, 7:24 PM

Excellent advice on better searching strategies from Katie Lepi.

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Video: Technology's Transformative Role in Education

"This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How advancing technologies will continue to impact the process of education."


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When Computer Users Were Programmers | Science Blogs | WIRED

When Computer Users Were Programmers | Science Blogs | WIRED | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
There is a lot of excitement around the current trend to get more people to be into computer programming. Whether or not they end up becoming coders, we can all at least can gain a bit from “computational thinking.” Perhaps with this movement, computer users will all eventually become computational creators. Unlikely, but we can…

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