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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

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Teens prefer the printed page to ebooks

Teens prefer the printed page to ebooks | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
You’d think teenagers would shun traditional print books for e-readers. But the latest survey says that’s not true…

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I also prefer a traditional print book, the feeling, the smell!

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Twitter Parodies: 9 Top Literary Fakes

Twitter Parodies: 9 Top Literary Fakes | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
It might be considered surprising that a platform that limits its users to 140 characters has so many literary-themed accounts. Our favorite of these are the parody accounts, sp...
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'Shhhhh': Noise an issue in library, Student Center | Talon Marks

'Shhhhh': Noise an issue in library, Student Center | Talon Marks | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
There is concern with students and ASCC members that the regulations and rules for the two areas have not been enough, and that the noise and atmosphere have
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Genrefication of your school’s fiction collection

Genrefication of your school’s fiction collection | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Do you use the Dewey Decimal Classification at your school? Can your kids figure out what "142.780973" means? Would they know where to find the "Sports" books? Using this logic, many schools are wo...
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WeAreTeachers: Have You Ever Wondered What's Going On Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader?

WeAreTeachers: Have You Ever Wondered What's Going On Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Brain differences play a big role in reading challenges, but new research is demonstrating that kids can overcome them.
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On the slow death of a middle school library

On the slow death of a middle school library | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
  I spent the last period of my day yesterday scavenging through the literary graveyard that was once our middle school library. The space, which has languished unattended for a few years, has...
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The Shocking True Stories Behind Your Favorite Classic Fairy Tales

The Shocking True Stories Behind Your Favorite Classic Fairy Tales | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Numerous fairy tales, and the legends behind them, are actually watered-down versions of uncomfortable historical events. These darker stories might be too terrifying for today's little lambkins, as well as some adults!...
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12 Good Research and Citation Tools for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree to hit the screen in latest bid to aim fantasy at grown-ups

Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree to hit the screen in latest bid to aim fantasy at grown-ups | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Children’s fantasy has become a lucrative global industry, and duly producers are plumbing all kinds of magical authors. Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree is only the latest children’s classic destined…
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'School libraries play a huge part in pupils' education'

'School libraries play a huge part in pupils' education' | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
One library consultant told Vicky Wayman of a new school that forgot to include a library space in their plans
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Four ways to advocate for school libraries | eSchool News | eSchool News

Four ways to advocate for school libraries | eSchool News | eSchool News | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
School libraries are centers of learning--but librarians have to demonstrate their importance when it comes to student learning.
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Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures

Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world’s most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My...


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The Libraries Of The Future: Coming Soon To A Library Near You - Writer's Relief, Inc.

The Libraries Of The Future: Coming Soon To A Library Near You - Writer's Relief, Inc. | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
What does the future hold for libraries? With the e-book boom, will libraries filled with print books serve any purpose? Writer’s Relief reports on what role the libraries of the future will play.
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The Best Children’s Books of 2014

The Best Children’s Books of 2014 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Intelligent and imaginative tales of love, loneliness, loyalty, loss, friendship, and everything in between.

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Welcome to the Guide to Library Research

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Welcome to the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries'
Guide to Research. This tutorial will help familiarize you with the
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5 powerful study tips for the always-online student - Daily Genius

5 powerful study tips for the always-online student - Daily Genius | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
If you’re an online student or on campus trying to improve your grades, you probably need to get a better handle on how to study. These powerful study tips are likely going to save you a bit of time and frustration as you try to identify what works and what doesn’t when it comes to acing that next test.

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Motivating Your Students to Read: Strategies & Resources

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Why is it important for your students to become strong readers? We examine how poor reading skills affect people's lives and provide strategies and resources
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The Inquiry Process, Step By Step

The Inquiry Process, Step By Step | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Created by educators in Australia, this diagram can be a helpful resource for students, as they embark on the inquiry learning process.
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The essence of the inquiry process in a simple info graphic, with excellent questions.

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How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records

How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, opened the Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library), a thriving community hub that looks more like a bookstore than a library.
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7 Things Only Kids Who Practically Grew Up in a Library Can Understand

7 Things Only Kids Who Practically Grew Up in a Library Can Understand | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Towering bookcases. Shelves for miles. That smell you’ll never forget as long as you’ll live. Whether you were a library latch key kid like me or just spent a ton of time in the stacks.

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"Organisation is total zen in a chaotic life"  Who knew Dewey would be so revered? What is it about the peace being in a library brings?

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