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Heiko Idensen reports in his curated newsradar "Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications": "Learnist is a new pinboard where users can organize their learning materials. It resembles Pinterest except that Learnist is just for sharing learning resources.
The website is still in beta but looks really very promising for both teachers and students.
Here is a set of the main features that Learnist offers to its users :
It is free Itis easy to use It has a user friendly interface It lets users create pinboards around a certain topic Users can create different boards and invite others to collaborate on them It lets you pin images,videos, and text to your boards with a single click from Learnist bookmarklet Users can also upload resources to their boards using URLs
Free to use.
Try it out: http://learni.st
Via Robin Good, Patty Ball
Curating, bookmarking and sharing web content is one of the skills every 21stcentury teacher should have. Internet has grown to be, if not the primamry then a great resource of information and knowledge. Students as well as educators are having a free unlimited access to this treasure trove whenever and wherever they are.One of the things we need to pay heed to, howver, is the information load the net exposes us to.
This information load if not handled carefully and wisely can have some severe reverse impacts on the way we benefirt from intenet educationally.This is why the need for for using bookmarking and content curating tools has become very important especially for us in the field of education.
Via Gust MEES