Before we even launched our public version, we recognized that a lot of content curators were also occasional or regular bloggers and started to offer ways to integrate with Wordpress - the leading blogging platform. Since then, we've seen a lot of our users leverage this integration as well as more and more of our Enterprise clients wanting to combine content curation through Scoop.it and the CMS capabilities of Wordpress for their sites. So we've multiplied the ways you could integrate with a Wordpress site or blog and including the recent addition of the Scoop.it plugin for Wordpress for our Enterprise clients. Continue reading →
Jane Schmude's insight:
This might be very handy in my Teacher Librarianship course and for developing professional learning networks.
The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation View more presentations from Beth Kanter Yesterday, I did a free NTEN Webinar called "The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Reducing Information Overload" based on my feature article in the...
An extensive body of research spanning five decades has shown that the quality of a school library’s collection has a significant impact on student learning, whether measured in terms of reading scores, literacy or learning more generally, on student achievement, regardless of the socioeconomic or educational levels of the adults within the community (Lonsdale, 2003; Scholastic Library Publishing, 2008).
The new Australian National Curriculum has inspired two women to put together an online range of hundreds of interactive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources for teachers, parents and educators. Wiradjuri woman Nola Turner-Jensen and Brisbane-born Janelle Latcham said ‘Crackerjack Education’ had been developed over the past 2 years to help young Australians in mainstream classrooms understand the depth and beauty of Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait islander history and culture. “The most exciting thing for me about this collection of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander digital resources is that by matching them to the National Curriculum, we are ensuring that they cross all mainstream learning areas, not just Aboriginal & Torres Strait islander,” Ms Turner-Jensen said. “We are committed to ensuring our resources are modern, exciting and relevant enough for teachers in Australia to use them everyday in their classrooms.” Our aim is to support educators to feel confident to use our resources.
Tick off every single National Curriculum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cross Curricular code at the one site
This will be a very useful website for finding resources to incorporate the National cross curriculum priorities on Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander perspectives. You can search for resources by Year level, subject and focus.
School libraries finally rise from DOS The Age The Education Department says the goal of the new system is to act as a one-stop shop for information retrieval 24/7 and the use of digital materials for the state's 980,500 school users, including...
Code will be a second language for today’s primary-school kids. During the second school term of 2015, a bunch of eager young GE progeny were the lucky test pilots of the company'a inaugural Coding for Kids program.
Jane Schmude's insight:
We've been talking about coding as a digital and 21st Century skill for quite a while now, however, it has had a new interest from the change in Government. I have been teaching 'Hour of Code' to students from Year 3 - 6 and it has worked well.
Storytime is the premium service for children in public libraries across the country. For many youth librarians, it's the most treasured part of their job. A storytime veteran shares her best practices.
The TES Australia Information Centre for the Australian Curriculum provides a browse to find aligned curricula and lesson plans, the latest news on the national curriculum and relevant links. In addition, you can access expert advice and opinions in our Australian Curriculum Forum, where you can ask or answer questions.
Earlier this year, when we were planning our National Poetry Month lineup, we were delighted to “discover” the Australian Poetry Library– it's a wonderful resource that provides access to over 42,000 poems by 170 Australian poets.
Free K-12 educational videos … organized. Tens of thousands of excellent, educational videos in a huge, intuitive directory. Organized, reviewed, rated, and described by teachers. Ideal as a supplement to a curriculum or for independent study.
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.