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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 | Literacy Coaching Network | 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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Now we need to curate content curation.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:37 PM

Great one.

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

Great tips to help you pick the best curation tool.

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

mega post do Robin Good!

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How and Why You Should Learn Speed Reading

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Do you wish you could get more reading done everyday? Of course you do!
Whether it’s reading more novels or keeping up with industry blogs, just imagine what it would be like if you could read 2, 3, or even 4 times faster than you do now.
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These 18 practices are proven effective for teaching reading

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What works when you teach reading? These 18 teaching practices have been shown effective by reading researchers. Some are for beginning…
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10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth

10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth | Literacy Coaching Network | Scoop.it
TRUTH!! 


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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 23, 9:47 AM
According to Thomas Edison, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Excellent graphic explaining why failure is an important part of the learning process.
Ferran Viñas Jurado's curator insight, May 30, 3:25 AM
Per què el fracàs es important?
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Educational Leadership:Looking at Student Work:The Secret of Effective Feedback - Dylan William

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Most of the time, however, the student work we're looking at is not important in and of itself, but rather for what it can tell us about students—what they can do now, what they might be able to do in the future, or what they need to do next. Looking at student work is essentially an assessment process. We give our students tasks, and from their responses we draw conclusions about the students and their learning needs.
When we realize that most of the time the focus of feedback should be on changing the student rather than changing the work, we can give much more purposeful feedback. If our feedback doesn't change the student in some way, it has probably been a waste of time.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, April 28, 11:21 AM

Very thoughtful and instructive article, with numerous examples from a variety of disciplines. Well worth reading.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 28, 12:19 PM
There is a bit of an over-simplified definition of feedback at times, as if it is always external. What if an objective is to help students and teachers (for that matter) to learn how to use internal feedback along with external feedback?
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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9

A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9 | Literacy Coaching Network | Scoop.it

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Gordon Dahlby's comment, February 13, 6:12 PM
Looks more like a walk down an exhibit hall of vendors than skill/talent tied to teaching & learning.
Rod Murray's comment, February 13, 7:21 PM
If every teacher had this skill set, that would dramatically change teaching and learning. The "vendors" are, contrary to your suggestion, mostly free technologies that can and do change teaching and learning.
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 19, 5:10 AM

These and many other tools are available. But if you are a teacher, what do you think? Is it really necessary to have all these skills? There is so much content readily available online and if you can organise to prepare materials in teams, or have access to a PLN on or offline, then you can share the load. 

 

Some teachers and content creators have specific skills and their expertise can be used or accessed by anyone. Personally, I think it's good for teachers to be aware of the digital possibilities for their teaching context, but it is generally unrealistic for anyone to expect all teachers to become skilled in so many different areas. 

 

Is it not better to pick fewer areas more relevant to you and focus on them? Be a master of a few areas useful to you, not a jack of all trades feeling stressed that you are master of none. 

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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed | Literacy Coaching Network | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 4, 2015 3:07 AM

Les applications sont sécondaires dans la pédagogie, mais sans elles on ne peut y arriver. Voilà une belle liste.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 4, 2015 5:04 PM

#Education #Apps #iPad

Scott Langston's curator insight, December 4, 2015 8:03 PM

I've gone through the 'download every new app and try to play with it' phase and now rarely seek out new apps. From time to time though, it's good to see what other professionals are recommending and using...

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How to Evaluate Web Resources

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Effective and credible writing requires authoritative and verifiable resources. Learn the best ways to evaluate sources of information on the Web.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 9, 2015 11:55 AM

Neat infographic on evaluation of web resources.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 15, 2015 10:04 PM

So much information and so little time!  This infographic and webpage provide clear guidance that teachers can use to help their students be more selective about the sources they choose to use.  

ICTE Solutions Australia's curator insight, December 28, 2015 11:43 PM

In an ICT integrated society, it is important that people are information literate. That means being able to search for and analyse information for their benefits. As websites on the Internet become more popular teachers need to teach their students the right skills and knowledge so that their students are able to become information literate. Any guide therefore, that will assist teachers in doing so is worth using as a resource as reference for both teachers and students to use.

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How To Be More Productive Every Morning

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There is every reason to take advantage of your morning routines. Because we are always more productive after we wake up, taking advantage of the morning will prove beneficial in the short and long term.

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Dade Ronan's curator insight, September 10, 2015 10:29 PM

Excellent Advice!!!!!

Elizabeth Alfaro's curator insight, September 15, 2015 1:48 PM

Are you a morning person? 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, October 6, 2015 6:37 AM
Great insight I get a lot done every morning
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PDF DOWNLOAD Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties

GET it b00ks/eB00ks HERE: http://bit.ly/bags858.
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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New — Life Learning

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New - Life Learning - Medium
There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.
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Cracking the code on curiosity | GreatKids

Cracking the code on curiosity | GreatKids | Literacy Coaching Network | Scoop.it
Curiosity’s link to intelligence and brain health unearthed by dad seeking data to help bored daughter.
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Dyslexia Examined: Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain - Teachers With Apps

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Blended Learning at MIT


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David Bramley's curator insight, July 6, 2015 12:47 PM

This post is from 2012, but I guess MIT would want to claim they were ahead of the game!

 

I like it because it looks at a definition of blended learning and poses design questions.  But I particularly like the, 'Pre-course - Course - Post-course model it suggests, with the Course element having face-to-face interaction.  Looking at blended design in this way can help answer the question:  What is the best use of the face-to-face time I have available?

Steven E Teator's curator insight, July 19, 2015 10:05 AM

This research paper provides a more detailed account of Blended Learning.  It discusses real world examples that can easy be applied to the Flipped Classroom.

Karen Olges's curator insight, July 27, 2015 9:52 AM

MIT sponsored Scratch and my students just thrive with that to learn the basics of computer science. Very important!

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8 digital skills we must teach our children

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The way children use technology is very different from adults. This gap makes it difficult for parents and educators to fully understand the risks and threats that children could face online. As a result, adults may feel unable to advise children on the safe and responsible use of digital technologies. Likewise, this gap gives rise to different perspectives of what is considered acceptable behaviour.


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Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, June 26, 9:08 AM
Fürs Netz muss man irgendwie das Gleiche lernen wie fürs Leben...
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 26, 11:02 AM
Interesting schema for thinking about digital skills.
Francisco Restivo's curator insight, Today, 7:46 AM
What all kids should be aware of. Interesting article.
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How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift | Literacy Coaching Network | Scoop.it
Adilene Rodriguez admits she has always struggled with academics. Especially in middle school she hated getting up early, found her classes boring and didn’t really see where it was all going. When she started her freshman year at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, California, just south of Oakland, she was a shy student who rarely spoke up in class and had little confidence in herself as a scholar.

Rodriguez is now a senior and her approach to school has changed dramatically over her high school career. She attributes her shift to her freshman science teacher, Jim Clark, who taught the class about growth mindset from the very beginning and backed up the discussion with action.

“He would tell me, ‘You need to push yourself, that’s how you’re going to grow. Be confident. You’re not always going to be successful on your first tries, but you can get there,’ ” Rodriguez said

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J A Jones's curator insight, February 10, 10:24 AM

Carol Dweck"s book Mindset is a great resource for teachers who want to learn more about this topic.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 15, 10:29 PM
"She also tries hard to model a growth mindset to her students by being open about her own struggles as a parent and a teacher. “They’re not used to teachers apologizing,” Rodgers said. “But I tell them I’m going to make mistakes all the time. And I think showing that helps them realize they can actually make mistakes.” When teachers and administrators say they want kids to have a growth mindset, the school environment has to back up that rhetoric. At Arroyo, the emphasis on growth mindset came alongside a shift to standards-based grading. Kids can see that mistakes along the way aren’t negatively affecting them and keep working to master the concepts. “When you believe it; they believe,” Rodgers said. “If I didn’t believe this, they wouldn’t buy what I’m selling.”"
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6 Good Educational iPad Apps for Early Childhood Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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English Grammar Activities App Helps Students Learn Grammar Rules | Edudemic

English Grammar Activities App Helps Students Learn Grammar Rules | Edudemic | Literacy Coaching Network | Scoop.it
Compared to other grammar apps, English Grammar in Use is more authoritative and exhaustive, with 306 activities and 2,800+ questions.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Great PowerPoints for AP History Students & Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Great PowerPoints for AP History Students & Teachers | Literacy Coaching Network | Scoop.it
As I've mentioned in the past, Tom Richey produces great instructional videos for students taking AP US History, World History, and Government courses. Recently, I learned that he's also publishing many of the PowerPoint presentations that appear in his videos. From his PowerPoint page you can download any of Tom's dozens of presentations on US History, European History, or World History. Tom also offers a couple of presentations on US Government.

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- Phocabulary word - Photo Word of the Day to improve and enhance word memory. Beginner, intermediate, advanced words including definition, synonyms, and antonyms.

- Phocabulary word - Photo Word of the Day to improve and enhance word memory. Beginner, intermediate, advanced words including definition, synonyms, and antonyms. | Literacy Coaching Network | Scoop.it
Photo Word of the Day with definitions, synonyms, antonyms to help improve and enhance word memory for learning and studying.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 29, 2015 9:18 AM

A free flashcard app for improving vocabulary

tomnguyen's curator insight, November 30, 2015 11:53 AM

A free flashcard app for improving vocabulary

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 3, 2015 3:17 AM

Good tool!!

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The Online Teachers’ Guide To Difficult Students

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It often happens as you’re working through your emails, replying to students who are making good progress and who appreciate your guidance. Suddenly, you open an email that’s surprisingly brutal. In a matter of seconds, that one message blots out all the positive conversations you’ve just had. It’s like a black cloud over the sun.

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Phillip Morgan's curator insight, September 10, 2015 2:05 AM

Even the online teachers have to met with various challenges every now and then. Stay calm and follow the basic few tips to overcome the hurdles and patchy behaviour of various students.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 11, 2015 12:31 PM

Some great tips in this article. I particularly liked 

Set up a FAQ page and refer demanding students to that, as a default starting point. Make it a one-stop information shop for common queries.but I do find you have to constantly refer students to it. They don't normally look for answers first.   Set up a FAQ page and refer demanding students to that, as a default starting point. Make it a one-stop information shop for common queries.
Donna Farren's curator insight, September 14, 2015 11:03 AM
Helpful reminders about how to work with all types of students and why good protocols should always be followed.
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Dr. Ken Gibson Illustrates How Words May Appear to Someone with Reading Difficulties - YouTube

Dr. Ken Gibson uses jumbled words to illustrate how written material may appear to an individual with reading difficulties. These reading difficulties are th...
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Zeetings - interactive conversations

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Deliver interactive presentations that combine your PowerPoints and PDFs with video, web content, images and polls. Everyone participates from their own device, in person or remote, in real-time or in their own time. No need to download or install a thing. It just works.


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MCLibrarianRMIT's curator insight, August 23, 2015 8:53 PM

Looking forward to trying this out. Could be a handy alternative to Poll Everywhere as it doesn't appear to limit the number of participants.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, August 24, 2015 9:25 AM

This looks like a great webinar / presentation tool. On first appearances it certainly seems to make Webex look very 'last century'!

Ludmila Ponkratova's curator insight, October 24, 2015 1:21 PM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Jeopardy Rocks - Create a Review Game Online

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Jeopardy Rocks is a platform for building Jeopardy-style review games. I reviewed the service around this time last year. Just in time for the new school year Jeopardy Rocks released a couple of new features. You can now create an account on Jeopardy Rocks to save your games for later editing and re-use. You can also now save multiple games in your account

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46 Tips for Better Sustainability Storytelling

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Everybody loves a list, right? Well, here’s mine — a 46-point manifesto-like checklist for anybody looking to communicate corporate sustainability. It’s not rocket science. But as the following pointers suggest, there’s every opportunity to get it wrong and a plethora of reasons to get it right.

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UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

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Jackie Gerstein proposes an experiential flipped classroom learning model where she believes there a  great opportunity to change the predominant didactic model of education that is especially prevalent in upper elementary through graduate school education.

 

"UDL is a strategy, a process that provides opportunities for all students, not just those with special needs (but I believe all learners have special needs), to be successful learners. This is the same goal for the flipped classroom model designed as an experiential learning cycle.

 

This model has experiential learning at the core of the learning process with the content videos supporting the learning rather than being the core or primary instructional piece. Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience.. Simply put, experiential learning is learning from experience. Experiential learning can be a highly effective educational method[ It engages the learner at a more personal level by addressing the needs and wants of the individual. For experiential learning to be truly effective, it should employ the whole learning wheel, from goal setting, to experimenting and observing, to reviewing, and finally action planning. This complete process allows one to learn new skills, new attitudes or even entirely new ways of thinking. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiential_learning)"

 

Thank you Jackie for your insight in creating this model where all learners can experience success!


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Steven E Teator's curator insight, July 19, 2015 9:48 AM

This article provides some "brain science" and discusses how the flipped classroom can be applied to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

asli telli's curator insight, August 1, 2015 1:33 AM

Great article connecting UDL/brain science and experiential learning. It even integrates the "Three What " reflection method.

wernerio's curator insight, August 2, 2015 11:27 AM

Great article connecting UDL/brain science and experiential learning. It even integrates the "Three What " reflection method.

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Reading Library for Kids on iPads - EPIC!

Reading Library for Kids on iPads - EPIC! | Literacy Coaching Network | Scoop.it
EPIC! is a subscription-based ebook library for students.  This iPad app gives elementary-school aged readers access to thousands of books straight from their device.  Kids can set their preferences, browse the collection and earn badges for their achievements.  This engaging app is great for reluctant readers or students struggling to find a just-right book that also captures their interest.

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