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Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect

Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect | Education Today and Tomorrow |
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls how she came to recognize that professional learning embodies curating, sharing, and connecting, and reviews the tools that help her meet these needs.

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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, April 24, 2016 2:46 PM
it was 2014... no proposal of usage?
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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | Education Today and Tomorrow |

Via Robin Good, Dennis T OConnor
WEAC's insight:

The author of this blog tells real-life stories of how students use online content curation in a way that not only develops 21st century skills and addresses Common Core research standards but also leads to personalized learning and motivates students to learn.

Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 2014 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.

Here the steps taken to make this happen:

a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 

b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.

c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 

f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.

g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 

You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:

General Conclusions

Voting Rights Inequality

Mental Health Treatment

Prohibition Acts 


A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 

Highly recommended. 9/10

Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education

Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education | Education Today and Tomorrow |

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N Kaspar's curator insight, September 2, 2014 12:33 PM

Intriguing idea.

Alina Dogaru's curator insight, December 19, 2014 4:42 AM

Forstå og komme i gang med kurator tjenester.