Excerpt from article written and curated by Master Curator Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia: "Many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of news streams or visual collections that can be produced with them.
The most limiting factor of all, in making an effective selection when it comes to content curation tools is the lack of a proper evaluation framework, identifying the specific requirements and needs that need to be met by the content curation tool to be selected.
I am now publicly sharing this list of selection criteria, complemented by relevant questions to be asked when verifying the availability of these features to help both individuals, small organizations and companies evaluate better, and in a more systematic fashion, their ideal content curation toolset.
Here the features-list, organized into 21 groups. (*I have marked with HS those features relevant only to hosted content curation services.) 1. Import and Export functions 2. Content Organization 3. Clipping Abilities 4. Integrated Search 5. Content Monitoring - News Discovery 6. Filtering 7. Display formats 8. Arrangement 9. Navigation 10.Editing and Formatting 11.Ownership - HS 12.Collaboration - HS 13.Private Collections / Streams - HS 14.Intelligence - Memory 15.Crediting and Attribution 16.Preservation - Archiving 17.Distribution options 18.SEO - HS 19.Reach (for hosted curation platforms) - HS 20.Integrations - API - HS 21.Branding - White Label - Design Customization - HS..."
One of the great things about living in the Digital Age is that we all have instant access to incredible amounts of information at any time. That is also one of the challenges of our time. Managing digital information has been likened to drinking from a firehose. If we are to make sense of the information we find, we need to learn to curate it into manageable collections that help us make meaning. This skill is not only essential to us personally, we also need help our students by curating information for them and by teaching them how to do so on their own. There are dozens of great tools for curating web content, and each one has its own features. This means that some curation tools work well in one situation, while others work well for a different purpose or audience. Just as a master carpenter wouldn't have just one plane or screwdriver, teachers need to have multiple curation tools to help fit the many digital tasks they take on. I personally wouldn't want to have to live without
Are you looking for a way for students to engage with a work of fiction or to think more deeply about a piece of informational text? Do you want to interject some energy into your world of learning and that of your students? Would you like to incorporate kinesthetic learning into your classroom? If so,…
Are you looking for ideas for projects that are not papers, but that will help students "acquire subject matter, practice critical thinking and develop transferable information fluency and technology skills through a variety of creative activities"? If so, this post is for you! Joyce Valenza has begun a list of alternative to the paper which connect to the Common Core State Standard College and Career Readiness for Writing. You can add to this list by going to Google Doc (the link is in the post). A wide variety of great ideas and there are additional ones added to the Google Doc, so do check it out.
Buffer I came across a good post from JuastAdandAk the other day. it covers many of the the things we talk about on the blog and podcast. What I really liked though is their break down of the five core steps of curation (also the graphic is great as well) 1. Find : Track other digital curators to emulate / learn from. I had a call the other day with someone asking if we had a what I consider a listening platform in our tool. We don’t and we haven’t built on for 2 simple reasons. It’s easy (beyond easy) …
This past week, the trailer for "The Fault in Our Stars," a story of young love complicated (to understate it) by cancer, was released... On Thursday, Naomi Horn, a young lady who has seen cancer in her mom who survived and her uncle who didn't, posted her...
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.