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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 | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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Murty Library aims to publish new editions of great Indian literature from 20 languages

Murty Library aims to publish new editions of great Indian literature from 20 languages | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Listen to this woman speak: "The hairs on my head were once curly,/ black like the colour of bees./ Now because of old age/ they are like jute." Feature by feature, she itemises a once-gorgeous but now-dilapidated body, "like an old house, the...

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New Models of Knowledge Production. Open Access Publishing and Experimental Research Practices (Part I)

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Chapter 5 of my thesis focuses on opportunities to intervene in the current cultures of knowledge production in academia and publishing, exploring efforts to rethink and re-perform the institutions...

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Librarians prevalent in use of social media - Analysis & News - Research Information

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RT @joycevalenza: Librarians prevalent in use of social media Research Information http://t.co/B8HK5vEb6B #tlchat #RU587 #libraries #RU575
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Is the journal ratings game good for researchers? - Times Higher Education

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The Association of Business Studies has released its latest ranking of periodicals, but not everyone welcomes it
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Plagiarism decreases value of a UT education - UT The Daily Texan

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UT students who plagiarize are only hurting themselves.
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Montclair Public Library Introduces RFID Checkout Technology

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The E-ZPass-like technology will make for quicker checkout and help the library keep better track of inventory.
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Spreading messages on Twitter: Research on best practices for wording and rhetorical craft

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2015 review of studies and data relating to the spreading of messages on Twitter, the microblogging platform, indicating some core best practices for inducing people to share information.
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What to know about new research on babies, peanut allergies - WMC Action News 5

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Children at high risk of developing peanut allergies are far less likely to do so if they are given peanut-containing foods before...
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'Invest more' in protected areas

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The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research.
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Why science teachers sow doubt about evolution (even when they don't mean to) - Washington Post (blog)

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Science teachers don't always have a deep enough knowledge of evolution itself.
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How the Best Board Directors Stay Involved

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“Ask me for anything,” Napoleon Bonaparte once remarked, “but time.” Board members today don’t have that luxury either. Directors remain under pressure from activist investors and other constituents, regulation is becoming more demanding, and businesses are growing more complex. McKinsey research suggests that the most effective directors are meeting these challenges by spending twice as many days a year on board activities as other directors do.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 24, 3:44 PM

Ultimately, there are no shortcuts to building and maintaining well-tuned board and executive mechanics.

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International copyright: What the public doesn't know | OUPblog

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Jörg Reinbothe discusses the creation of the WIPO Treaties and the latest changes in international copyright.
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How to use Instagram for research communication - Research to Action

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Researchers and their organisations may feel that Instagram does not fit well into their online communication efforts, but in this post Betty Allen argues it could prove to be a handy weapon when communicating research.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, February 24, 11:16 AM

Does your organization have an Instagram presence? Read this article for ideas how to get more reach from the medium. Maybe it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words!

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How Africa’s youth are driving the continent forwards

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If Africa's GDP progress is to last, African citizens are going to have to drive much of this innovation for themselves says Patrick Awuah Jr.

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What is intellectual privacy, and how yours is being violated - Christian Science Monitor

What is intellectual privacy, and how yours is being violated - Christian Science Monitor | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
It's the notion that in a free society, anyone should be able to read, learn, and debate without being monitored and recorded.
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New Research Article: “Bridges and Barriers: Factors Influencing a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries” | LJ INFOdocket

New Research Article: “Bridges and Barriers: Factors Influencing a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries” | LJ INFOdocket | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The following full text article is published in the just released issue (March 2015) of College and Research Libraries.
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Commercialization of biotechnology - potential for industry links -Dr. Vijayaraghavan

K. Vijayaraghavan (Vijay), the chairman of Sathguru Management Consultants, founded the firm in 1985 to integrate proficiencies in science and management to ...
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Isis burn hundreds of years of human knowledge to the ground

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Isis militants have reportedly ransacked Mosul library, burning over a hundred thousand rare manuscripts and documents spanning centuries of human learning.
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Academics call on Israel to 'choose Europe' - Al-Monitor

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A new document by Israeli experts on the European Union calls upon Israel's next government not to distance itself from Europe, but to seek special relations with the world's largest commercial bloc.
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Research Claims Are Skirting the Peer Review Process - Medscape

Research Claims Are Skirting the Peer Review Process Medscape However, they do not appear in peer-reviewed journals and have not been subjected to the rigor of traditional scientific screening, John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, from the Stanford Prevention...
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