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Into the Driver's Seat
Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
Curated by Jim Lerman
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Rescooped by Jim Lerman from MarketingHits! Tip of the Week - MAKE YOUR SCOOP VISUAL! Tip of the Week - MAKE YOUR SCOOP VISUAL! | Into the Driver's Seat |

One of the best features of is the ability to add so many types of visual content to your scoops, images, videos, infographic, charts, maps, SlideShares and the list goes on.


Over the years I've tested using small images beside the text or using a full size image with text below. I have found that using a full size image not only gets the scoop more clicks but also more rescoops.


Try a video and have your reader stick around and maybe give your a rescoop. Like I did when I saw this great scoop that @Tyler Negus Snidow found on The New York Times site.

 I was what they call in America an asshole." Do what you want to do. | Slomo

You only have seconds to grab your readers attention, make those seconds visual!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 13, 10:59 AM

Brian Yanish points out the value of visuals in your posts on Scoop it. Deeper impact, more engagement

aanve's curator insight, April 13, 11:17 PM


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How to search sites ~ On Blogging and Social Media

How to search sites ~ On Blogging and Social Media | Into the Driver's Seat |

by Nik Peachy


" is a great platform for curating web based content and collecting together your own portfolio or reading lists to share with the world. One of my major problems though with, used to be finding the articles and links I had saved and searching for useful articles on other

"My sites

Learning technology newsTools for learnersCommercial software and apps for learningMy portfolio

"I'm happy to say that  have solved this problem and added a 'Filter' feature to help users search the sites. You can watch this tutorial and see how it works."

Jim Lerman's insight:

Peachy offers his own useful video tutorial on searching

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Rescooped by Jim Lerman from An Eye on New Media!

Why Curation Is Important for Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons, Tools and Resources

Why Curation Is Important for Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons, Tools and Resources | Into the Driver's Seat |

Is Curation the new search?  Robin Good proposes that it is.  I believe that we do trust some people more than some algorithms.  This is a very interesting article about how curation can shape education.  




Robin Good: Content curation will play a major role both in the way we "teach" and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.


This article, builds up over my recent presentation on Content Curation for Education that I delivered at Emerge2012 virtual conference.


In that presentation I claimed that the adoption of "curation approaches" will directly affect the way competences are taught, how textbooks are put together, how students are going to learn about a subject, and more than anything, the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.


If we learn not by memorizing facts, but by collaborating with others in the creation of a meaningful collection-explanations of specific topics/issues/events then, for the first time in history, we can enrich planetary knowledge each time we take on a new learning task.


And it's already happening.


Yes, we are only at the very early stages, but, in my humble opinion, there are enough signs and indications that this is not going to be something marginal.


In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.


Full article:


(Image credit: Shutterstock)




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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, August 9, 2012 9:41 AM
Thanks Robin!
I scooped your article one hour ago! :-)
Ken Morrison's comment, August 10, 2012 4:15 AM
Thank you for the rescoop. If your aren't following him already, I highly suggest following Robin Good's topics on here. There is some great information about wise curation there. Good luck to you :)
Ken Morrison's comment, August 17, 2012 8:26 AM
Thank you for the rescoop. I appreciate your sites. Your 4th Era one was one of the first that I began following.
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Scoop.It for SEO – A New World of Curation [Infographic]

Scoop.It for SEO – A New World of Curation [Infographic] | Into the Driver's Seat |

For almost everyone who is a part of the online world coming up with fresh content consistently is a big challenge. Practically every guideline advises that content should be engaging, informative and relevant every single time. Consequently, content curation has taken off in a big way.

Simply put, content curation is the process of curating relevant and interesting content from various sources on the web and putting them together and publishing them on a personal site or blog. As a result of the popularity of the content curation process, a number of content marketing tools have been introduced. These tools are meant to help in the process of content marketing and SEO and facilitate the process of curation...

Jim Lerman's insight:

Preaching to the choir...

Via Lauren Moss, Miloš Bajčetić, Ken Morrison, Jim Lerman
Dillon Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 11:25 AM



As I began this process of building my "brand" .. creating my online image and my professional presentation, I had a lot to figure out.  I created my first website, facebook and Linked In account.  I made the decision to "market" myself a Lite Feet dancer, if you read my bio it is one of the accomplishments in my life for which I am very proud.  The problem there was no single source of information of LITE FEET DANCE.   My introduction to Scoop It was perfect timing, it gave me an opportunity to create a LITE FEET SCOOP -- I had been dancing since I was 14 and I had come to know all the founders and the main Lite Feet websites, the history of Lite Feet dance,  the multitude of YouTube Channels, websites, facebook pages and Lite Feet Sound Cloud accounts, and I felt a great responsibility to curate and create the first and only LITE FEET SCOOP.  Creating this scoop gave me a link to provide as a reference to my own "LIte Feet Dancer" identity but also was a unique opportunity to curate, what I believe to be, an important, relevent and for the most part unnoticed dance phenom and YouTube Sensation that is  Lite Feet Dance.  My efforts to high lite the incredible talent of these young dancers has been an honor and I will continue to add to scoop as new content becomes available. 

DLite Scoops Lite Feet Dance: ;


I then created several other relevent scoops for my story, and I created them in the hopes that sharing my journey would hopefully help others with similar journeys.


@Dillon Thomas  


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Nine0Media's curator insight, February 1, 11:33 AM

#DIYSEO #Nine0Media

Dillon Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 5:55 PM

SCOOPS --  I began using Scoop when I was defining myself a LITE FEET DANCER.  There was no single source of info about Lite Feet dance, a NYC Born Battle dance phenom and YouTube Sensation.  I created LITE FEET SCOOP TO reference for my own resume but also to provide anyone interested a link to the multitude of YOUTUBE Channels, Sound Cloud and personal sites dedicated to this unique art form and the talented dancers who participate. 



Rescooped by Jim Lerman from :: The 4th Era ::! Tips Tips | Into the Driver's Seat |

by Peg Corwin


"Learn how to use for content curation. Find numerous tips to curate and improve the presentation of your topics.
Click the Filter tab to find tips by topic. Click image or title to see full post."

Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 10, 2013 12:02 AM

This is a topic page devoted to tips on how to use -- my favorite site for curation.

Rescooped by Jim Lerman from 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners!

What kind of digital curator are you?

What kind of digital curator are you? | Into the Driver's Seat |

This is an interesting workshop presentation given at #converge11 by Joyce Seitzinger. It has a focus on curation in EduTech but is generic as well in a lot of aspects.


In particular, I love the distinction she makes from slide 22 onward between all types of "curators": a fun way of showing what curation best practices should be all about.

Via catspyjamasnz, Guillaume Decugis, Gust MEES
Seth Dixon's comment, December 13, 2011 10:59 PM
I've been exploring the idea of 'the social media classroom' and how I view teachers with an emerging role as curators, but also teaching student the skills of curation so they can get the right resources in an age of ubiquitous information. I'll have to keep in touch.
Tom George's comment, December 14, 2011 9:07 AM
Nice one thanks for this. I have been following your Scoops. You can also set up and share your scoops on Internet Billboards, it's very easy to set up and do and there is no extra effort just a couple clicks. Like this Also do you have a blog? Just curious.