Over the years I've written quite a bit Dan Russell's work and the concept of using images as the basis of web search challenge activities for students. Last month, Dr. Russell posted another fun search challenge that could be completed by middle school and high school students. That challenge is called Real or Fake?
"I am usually pretty darn proud of my MLIS students’ work. In going through my grad students’ final workshop presentations this semester, I found one just too useful not to share. So I asked for permission."
Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Selecting Text For Comprehension In the previous literacy posts in this series I identified a few guiding questions that stem from the research: Do students...
Alice Chen writes: "We all know that our digital natives are very at ease with technology. In fact, they’re in love with technology, but does that automatically make them digital proficient?
When I originally pondered this question, I began to realize that the 5 C's often discussed in education today - communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and citizenship - needed to be expanded to include these other areas as well: curation, copyright, character and connectedness."
The Learning Curve is a study programme which analyses school systems’ performance in a global context. The Learning Curve website will share the data and conclusions using a variety of interactive tools to help researchers and policymakers identify the common elements of effective education.
Agreeing on what’s to be tested and how it’s to be administered is a matter of much debate. It’s also a big business...
[Common Core testing may include] adaptive computer-based testing to the existing assessments forms, which in many states include short-written responses. While efforts like these continue, there remains a chasm between the progressive vision of a 21st century learning environment, and a decidedly 20th century assessment style.
Robin Good has great insight into why focused curation matters. Reading this right after Dan Russell's post about syntopical reading made me think about how I curate. In an ideal experience of curating for learning Robin states: "...each student becomes not just a learner, but, as it should be, he becomes also a reviewer, an investigator, an explorer and a contributor to the ideas and understanding surrounding that subject."
Let's make sure we're teaching students curation as a literacy skill. It's not just bookmarking or Pinning or Scooping links, but engaging with them, directing their own learning, and maybe even adding something that helps others learn.
Engaging boys in reading can be tough. Many parents find that their boys either aren’t interested in sitting still long enough, or they often perceive reading as a “girl thing”. The consequences of boys…
Good article that explains the reasons why fathers or male role models make a difference with boys reading
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.