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Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One

Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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..."

Each group is analyzed with more informations. Read full, useful and interesting article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-selection-criteria-to-evaluate/

(Hat Tip to Robin Good: @Robin Good )

 


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 18, 2014 1:40 PM

Great tips to help you pick the best curation tool.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:34 AM

Now we need to curate content curation.

Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, March 24, 2014 1:15 PM

mega post do Robin Good!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing #Coding Into the Classroom (EdSurge News)

A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing #Coding Into the Classroom (EdSurge News) | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Computer science is a primary driver of the U.S. economy, yet it does not (yet) play a significant role in K-12 education. Did you know that only 27 states allow students to count computer science courses toward high school graduation? But there’s a way schools can help--by getting involved in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek).

CSEdWeek and Hour of Code arrive December 7-13th, and this annual event is bigger than ever. Below, you will find a resource guide for CSEdWeek and Hour of Code, in order to help all of you K-12 educators bring coding into the classroom.

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Gayle Kakac's curator insight, December 1, 2015 11:01 AM

Good info in light of Computer Science Week coming up!

 

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5 Simple Tips For Teaching With Technology

5 Simple Tips For Teaching With Technology | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
5 Simple Tips For Teaching With Technology by Terry Heick With instructional strategies, data collection, curricular planning, personal communication, and classroom management to consider, where technology fits in to a...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 30, 2015 1:45 PM

I love that the first tip is to think in terms of function. New and shiny doesn't necessarily equate to better. I also love the idea of letting students lead the way and be comfortable with regular experimentation. This is an excellent article to share with teachers whether they are newbies or seasoned veterans to teaching with technology.

Bibi Touré's curator insight, December 1, 2015 12:24 PM

C'est incroyable ! je pense que l'école ne sera plus comme on la connait dans le futur 

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Free Webinar: Secrets of the Remix Mash-up YouTube Generation

Free Webinar: Secrets of the Remix Mash-up YouTube Generation | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PTKnow your Memes, tropes, and teach it YouTube style! Being culturally literate and hip to the Interwebs keeps us relevant and inspires instant student engagement. Teaching our kids about intellectual property shifts, content curation, and Creative Commons while still embracing the digital remix YouTube generation is part of a critical new toolbox for creative student (and teacher!) expression.Register Now!
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BrainPOP is Getting a New Look! | BrainPOP Educators

BrainPOP is Getting a New Look! | BrainPOP Educators | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
BrainPOP is launching a major site redesign later this month that’s fresh, appealing, tablet- and smartphone-ready, and even easier to navigate.
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Join the webinar Nov 17th to see BrainPOP's new look.  It won't be tied to an app any longer.

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TeachingBooks.net | Understanding TeachingBooks Usage Statistics

TeachingBooks.net | Understanding TeachingBooks Usage Statistics | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Watch this webinar: Understanding TeachingBooks Usage Statistics

 

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Makerspace Pre-Conference for Region 1 Librarians - Tackk

Makerspace Pre-Conference for Region 1 Librarians - Tackk | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Discussing crowdsourcing and owning failure so you can learn from your mistakes!
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Sure had fun at the Makerspace Pre-Conference.  Take a peek at what we did. 

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5 ways school leaders can make the most of Twitter

5 ways school leaders can make the most of Twitter | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Many administrators are still struggling to get a handle on the social media platform.

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Heather Harriso's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:26 AM

Twitter and Facebook in the classroom is a great tool in reminding students and parents of homework, upcoming projects, and quizzes/tests to study for.  This tool engages parents in their child's education.  We even use this method along with mass text messages that shares the same information. 

Jamie Dammann's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:16 PM

Technology:

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 26, 2015 2:58 AM

añada su visión ...

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Google Keep (Video)

Save what's on your mind and remember anything you need wherever you are. With Google Keep, stay on top of your world by quickly accessing and organizing the...

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, October 28, 2015 11:58 AM

Better organization = +++

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Discovery Education Community Events | Fall Virtcon 2015 | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Discovery Education Community Events | Fall Virtcon 2015 | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Join us for Discovery Education’s Fall VirtCon as we reimagine traditional teaching and learning through the integration of Kathy Schrock’s 13 Literacies for the Digital Age. Learn from inspiring educators as they share practical strategies that empower students with a set of critical thinking skills that yield greater real world understanding with exploration guided through a digital literacy framework.
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Region One ESC librarians, please share this with your campuses.

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Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

As with many ideas which may be simply stated Prensky’s world of ‘Digital Natives and Immigrants’ has been oversimplified and misunderstood. In part this is the danger that comes with relying upon a cultural metaphor and a consequence of society’s love affair with neat dichotomies.


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"Prensky’s analysis continues to spark debate and that is a positive thing. The reality of how our supposedly Digital Natives or Immigrants engage with technology and learning reveals a more complex landscape than a simple dichotomy allows for. A richer subculture analysis is required where individual narrative of technologies meanings may be revealed"

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Dr. Pyrate's curator insight, October 22, 2015 10:09 AM

As a source used in my dissertation, it's always awesome to revisit a debate. My hypocrisy would be resting on the laurels of any of my old ideas. 

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, October 24, 2015 12:06 PM

Well written and relevant...instructional designers often talk about this. Thanks Nik!

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, November 8, 2015 4:05 PM

Prensky revisited 15 years later.

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Commonlit

CommonLit is a collection of free texts for classrooms.

We believe in the transformative power of a great text, a great question, and a great teacher. That's why we collect texts that students love to discuss.

 

 

Here's how it works: Teachers identify texts that students love to discuss; We negotiate with the copyright holders; We sort the texts by Lexile level and qualitative measures of text complexity; We organize the texts by theme so teachers can use them in their lessons; We put everything online for free.

Teachers know their students best. That's why we created a flexible resource that works with whatever you're already teaching.

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Research in a Digital World: Electronic Resources for K-12

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Research in a Digital World: Electronic Resources for K-12
Tuesday, October 20, 2015,
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Featuring the most up-to-date information, multimedia add-ons, and a host of other highlights, electronic resources are a must-have in any school library. Despite these advantages, many students and teachers are unaware of the benefits of these robust materials, preferring print books or search engines when it comes to research. For librarians, knowledge of e-resources is crucial—both for developing 21st-century skills in today’s students and for ensuring that other educators have the tools that they need.

SLJ’s latest webcast will spotlight new and up-and-coming e-resources. Librarians and teachers from across the country who work with Capstone’s PebbleGo databases and Capstone Interactive eBooks and Rosen Digital & Scholastic Library Publishing will discuss how they incorporate these resources in order to drive student achievement. The webcast will spotlight new and up-and-coming e-resources that librarians and educators can use to:

Strengthen information literacyReinforce and develop research skillsFoster critical thinkingEmphasize the importance of citing researchPresent content to students with different learning styles

Register now!

Panelists

Shannon Miller – Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker and Author 

Paige Jaeger – Educational Consultant and former Coordinator of School Library Services, WSWHE BOCES

Marc Seigel – Chemistry Teacher, Middletown High School, Middletown, NJ

Moderator

Audrey Sumser – Teen librarian at the Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County

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Pedagogy and School Libraries: Developing agile approaches in a digital age

Libraries for future learners: one day conference to inspire, connect and inform teacher librarians and school leaders thinking about future learning needs. Th…

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, October 13, 2015 4:06 PM

Learning commons is a responsive approach to learning for the future.

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UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / How To!? | LEARNing To LEARN | ICT | eSkills

UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / How To!? | LEARNing To LEARN | ICT | eSkills | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / How To!? UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / HowTo!? WHAT!??? I hear very often (too often) this phrase "As a TEACHer, professor, I want to teach my whole career THE SAME way as I do NOW AND WE did it ALWAYS SO!“. Aaaaargh, when I hear that phrase I get even more grey hair as I already have ;)


Read to blog post who will guide YOU through the How-To for CHANGE and who gives YOU ALSO Tips, advice to prepare YOUR students, learners for the BIG 21st Century CHALLENGE...



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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 30, 2015 11:29 AM

UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / How To!? UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / HowTo!? WHAT!??? I hear very often (too often) this phrase "As a TEACHer, professor, I want to teach my whole career THE SAME way as I do NOW AND WE did it ALWAYS SO!“. Aaaaargh, when I hear that phrase I get even more grey hair as I already have ;)


Read to blog post who will guide YOU through the How-To for CHANGE and who gives YOU ALSO Tips, advice to prepare YOUR students, learners for the BIG 21st Century CHALLENGE...


Kristi Ivan's curator insight, December 1, 2015 8:48 AM

Great to see 21st century learning skills permeating the workplace! 

 

 

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 7, 2015 9:07 AM

Em áreas de educação corporativa, treinamento, desenvolvimento organziacional, etc... a questão deve ser- como estamos contribuindo para a aprendizagem das 10 competências requeridas no seculo XXI?

#avancee

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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

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This is one of my all time favorite web books.  Open the first few pages and see how it easy it is to learn about technology tools that fit with the Bloom's level you will be using in your lesson.

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Google Art Project

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Massive online global collection makes art accesible to all
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https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project

 

 

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Maite Encina Cusi's curator insight, November 12, 2015 1:49 PM

Wonderful tool to enjoy while you're at home

 

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Library Grants

library grant opporunities
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This site has several grants listed.  Here's one with a close deadline.

 

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries
DEADLINE: December 14, 2015

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, helps school libraries encourage and foster a love of reading, support student learning, and make books and reading materials available to students who otherwise would not have access to them. Grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded to help libraries in schools where 85 percent or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunches expand, update, and diversify their book collections.

Schools serving pre-K through grade 12 in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and all American territories, as well as Department of Defense schools in other countries, are eligible to apply. This includes all public, private, parochial, charter, city, state, county, and reservation schools — including special schools, social services schools, and juvenile detention center schools in any jurisdiction that serves any combination of pre-kindergarten through high school students.

For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, visit the Laura Bush Foundation website.

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Announcing - New Collaboration Tools | Your TeachingBooks.net Update

Announcing - New Collaboration Tools | Your TeachingBooks.net Update | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Nominations for Library Movers and Shakers!

Nominations for Library Movers and Shakers! | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Know any rock star librarians?  Submit their name!

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5 Educational Websites That Provide Free Interactive Math Games

5 Educational Websites That Provide Free Interactive Math Games | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Great Articles & Sources You Must Know To Learn About Free Technology For Teachers

Great Articles & Sources You Must Know To Learn About Free Technology For Teachers | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Technology for teachers changes the way of teaching like teachers now can review and assess students learning online. EdTechReview.in provides all the information regarding free technology for teachers.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, October 27, 2015 9:45 AM

Here are some great resources for learning Technology FREE!.  Check them out.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 27, 2015 10:30 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 10, 2015 4:23 AM

Des sites anglophones intéressants !

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MakerSpace Smackdown

Short presentation on makerspaces in school and public libraries created for the South Carolina Association for School Librarians Conference

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Linking Literature to Makerspaces - Resource Link

Linking Literature to Makerspaces - Resource Link | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
The library is a place of engagement, learning, discovery, belonging, community, creativity and innovation.

A makerspace is a place of engagement, learning, discovery, belonging, community, creativity and innovation.

In schools, the library is the only learning space not limited by curriculum; it is an open learning space, which can be interpreted in many ways, and I suggest that this is why so often makerspaces find their place there. Outside of schools, public libraries are increasingly one of the only ‘3rd places‘ where people can feel free to meet, collaborate and learn, without the pressure to spend (even coffee shops move you along if you linger without a coffee in front of you).  Not to mention that library staff are often the most open to new, exciting and innovative ways of interacting and engaging with learning and technology!

Via John Evans
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A must read for any maker librarians or those considering adding makerspaces to their libraries.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 28, 2015 7:40 AM

Libraries in the Pittsburgh area are becoming part of the Maker Movement. Here's a blog from Australia that shares books and other resources that make the connection. 

AMPARO PÉREZ BENAJAS's curator insight, October 23, 2015 8:00 AM

like it

 

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Jellybean Scoop :Good News & Fun True Stories on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Jellybean Scoop :Good News & Fun True Stories. Download Jellybean Scoop :Good News & Fun True Stories and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Has anyone tried this app?  What are your thoughts?

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"Straight Outta Britannica: The Real Story Behind Research"

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Announcement:  This week's webinar (Thursday, Oct. 15th at 1:00 pm CDT) is co-sponsored by Booklist. It's called "Straight Outta Britannica: The Real Story Behind Research" and will be hosted by our own Pam Renfrow with two guests, Pam Harland, Library Director at the Sanborn Regional School District, and Dr.Laura Sheneman, Coordinator of Library Services and Information Resources for Region One ESC. 

Pam, Pam, and Laura will discuss ways to engage ALL students in research, by considering ways to differentiate not only the content, but also the process and the product. The webinar will share great, practical examples that can be easily modified and allow attendees to take away a toolkit of ideas and resources to put to use the next day. 

Please share the following link with your educators so they can register: https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed933461d0a31f5e54daa9fc984a4f8d8

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