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A Curated Journal of the Best Copyright-Free Contents Available Online: The Public Domain Review

A Curated Journal of the Best Copyright-Free Contents Available Online: The Public Domain Review | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online journal dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available on the web

Via Robin Good, Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, giovanni nulli, Louise Robinson-Lay, Dennis T OConnor
Lara N. Madden's insight:

This could be a great resource for both educators and students.

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N Kaspar's curator insight, May 21, 12:20 PM

A great resource.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, May 21, 8:55 PM

Fantastic resource for digital content.

Linda Denty's curator insight, May 21, 9:55 PM

This is so awesome everyone should bookmark it.

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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 | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, Dennis T OConnor
Lara N. Madden's insight:

I LOVE THIS!! We should so be doing this in higher ed in so many areas! Maybe a part of an ePortfolio is curation...hmmm

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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

Important 21st century skills

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An Introductory Guide to Content Curation

An Introductory Guide to Content Curation | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 17, 12:38 PM

Thanks Robin for sharing this Curation guide on your scoop.it site. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 23, 3:25 PM

A very useful guide from one of the Pioneers in Content Curation

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 10:35 PM
Content curation
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Beware online "filter bubbles"

Beware online "filter bubbles" | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Interesting, I wonder if this issue will effect academic research that is more and more only using online resources?

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 19, 12:11 PM

Another data access issue that impacts democracy.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, March 19, 9:14 PM

Now I know who to blame for whatever my son does.

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, March 22, 4:02 AM

I've been aware of this for some time now and it has challenged me to think creatively when doing searches. 

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Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide

Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide | Pedagogy & Higher Education | Scoop.it
How to become a curation king / queen. Traditionally, a curator researches and puts together a collection which speaks to a narrative and / or serves a larger idea in art galleries and / or museums...

Via Ally Greer, ManufacturingStories, Dennis T OConnor
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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, March 11, 10:39 PM

This is a great resource that explains the "why" of curation and the importance of why Teachers should curate as well as develop the skill of curation with their students, the managers of future digital content.

ozziegontang's curator insight, March 14, 6:39 PM

Helping Chairs help their members gather what they need to know.

Lauren Anstey's curator insight, March 31, 1:06 PM

A 5-step guide to digital curation.