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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 | Scoop.it

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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.

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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 www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



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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New WEAC President wants to raise respect for educators

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“I believe in our union and the power we have to transform public education and to continue to serve as its guardians," said Ron Martin.
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ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education

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Schools Increasingly Turn to the Cloud for Email, Storage

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Franklin school specialist is 'Making IT Happen' with technology

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Kafka was heavily involved in teaching the teachers and students how to use the technology available to them.

"It's kind of like dominoes all falling in line," he said. "We knew kids were using more technology in schools. We got Google Apps, that led to the kids having these accounts, so they now have access to learning whenever and wherever we've needed it."
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As Pokémon Go Becomes a Sensation, Ed. Experts Weigh Pros and Cons

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Young students can practice their literacy skills through the app, which contains a fair amount of reading throughout the game, Torres said.

Other students might be able to use math to analyze where PokéStops will occur, and grapple with the game's points system used to have characters battle to capture virtual Pokémon Gyms. Science plays a part as well, she added, because Pokémon only pop up in their natural habitat areas--for example, a fish will only appear near water.

One of the most appealing features of the franchise's latest iteration, especially for adults concerned that kids are spending too much time indoors, is that the game cannot be played from a sofa. In order to catch Pokémon and level-up, players have to mill about outside. As a result, ordinarily sedentary gamers are getting miles of walking time.
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Digital Storytelling Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 20, 6:15 PM

This should come in handy! Thanks to John Evans.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 27, 5:44 PM

The digital storytelling wheel is a visual we created through Google Drawing based on a chart we have previously published here in EdTech and mLearning. The visual contains a number of educational apps and web tools that you can use with you students in class for digital storytelling projects. We have included apps for Android and iPad users as well as tools for web users. Check them out and share with us your feedback.

Here is the link to the larger format of the visual. You can download, print or share this work the way you want provided you credit us as the source.

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19 Ridiculously Simple DIYs Every Elementary School Teacher Should Know

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From the beginning of the year until the end, these fun activities will get your students excited about learning. You should definitel
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7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning

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Wondering how to use Facebook Groups In eLearning? Read this article to discover 7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning.

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Jasmine Villarreal's curator insight, July 19, 4:00 PM

Like Twitter, Facebook can be used for eLearning groups. This article states 7 tips that could be used in groups on Facebook. A few examples are: having smaller groups, setting rules, and appointing admins to the groups.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 27, 5:46 PM

I have already used it in small groups with a big success. I really do recomend it as a new tool for student's engagement

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WeAreTeachers: 11 Cool Apps for Back-to-School

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We bet there’s at least one app on this list you haven’t tried yet. We’ve got 11 apps and websites that could put a fresh spin on your curriculum next year.
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Five Things Education Technology Could Learn from Pokémon Go

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Whether you are a technologist working on the next great learning app or a teacher trying to figure out how to engage your students, Pokémon Go offers a powerful model that has quickly changed the way users behave and engage with digital content.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 1:59 AM

A must read for anyone designing elearning.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 18, 2:21 AM
This article discusses how educators can learn from the new Pokemon Go game. A really interesting read. 
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A must read for anyone designing elearning.

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How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom

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Teachers using open educational resources to teach are finding new rewards in the #GoOpen movement.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 12, 6:49 PM

Check this out! Thanks to Filomena Gomes.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, July 13, 7:31 AM
Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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Augmented Reality Technology Brings Learning to Life

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While the technology provides motivation, information, and experience, Dede said teachers belong "at the center" of AR learning, because "students will always need guidance from someone who is skilled at interpreting data and disentangling complicated situations."
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Clinton wants to build bridges, not walls, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García says at Democratic National Convention

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“Hillary Clinton doesn’t want to divide people with walls of hate,' NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said in an address Monday at the Democratic National Convention. 'She wants to build bridges to a better future for all. That’s why America’s educators are with her! We will do everything in our power to build a bridge to a future where Hillary Clinton is our president!'
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Educators must have voice at table, says WEAC member at DNC

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West Bend teacher Tanya Lohr, who is a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, says educators must play a key role in determining education policy.
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Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom

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Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin?



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Marga Roig's curator insight, March 14, 1:11 AM

Some great tips and links to resources.

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Good collection of links offering advice on both the technical and creative processes of film making.
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The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students | Edudemic

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How Teachers Can Benefit From Virtual Learning Communities

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Five Reasons Why Pokémon Go Will Change Education, and One Reason Why It Won't | Just Visiting

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Technology is a tool, and I hope and trust that some smart people are thinking about how the popularity of this particularl tool can be translated into the educational realm.
But let’s not mistake the tool for the thing itself. Education is the thing.
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"Technology is a tool, and I hope and trust that some smart people are thinking about how the popularity of this particularl tool can be translated into the educational realm.

But let’s not mistake the tool for the thing itself. Education is the thing."

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