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A Curated Collection of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

A Curated Collection of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Great for analyzing history, current events and rhetoric!  See my post for more options: http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2014/05/22/commencement-etc/

 

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Robin Good's curator insight, May 21, 1:43 PM



Thanks to NPR, Cristina Negrut (author of graduationwisdom.com where many of these speeches were first collected) and a team of 7, The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever, a site devoted exclusively to collect, organize and give access to the most inspiring addresses ever given, has been born.


This curated collection contains over 300 speeches which go back all the way to 1774, and it is fully searchable both by name and by specific themes.


This work is a great example of how the essential work of simply organizing and presenting, even something that already exists, carries so much value. As a matter of fact, the collection does not contain any of the original speeches, but it links to the source where the speech was originally published or archived, while highlighting a key passage from it, providing key meta-data and making all speeches organized and searchable in one place.


Another excellent example of content curation at work.


Free to use. 


Check it out now: http://apps.npr.org/commencement/ 






Sherryl Perry's curator insight, May 23, 11:38 AM

Great collection of speeches. Enjoy and be inspired.

Marji Gibbs's curator insight, May 23, 1:34 PM

Quotes and links to 300+ graduation speeches, some include videos

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Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group

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Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.


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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:16 PM

yes ''collaborating more actively'' and definitely ''information curation'' because more and more ''volume nd variety of informtion expands'' 

Галина Егорова's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:10 AM
5 НАВЫКОВ, НЕОБХОДИМЫХ ДЛЯ БИБЛИОТЕКАРЕЙ СЕГОДНЯ И ЗАВТРА
Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:43 PM

Librarians who adopt these skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are.

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Curation Can Cure the Body and the Mind: Bibliotherapy and The Novel Cure

Curation Can Cure the Body and the Mind: Bibliotherapy and The Novel Cure | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, September 15, 2013 3:02 PM

Who would have thought it that reading could be curative ... but apparently it is!

shelbylaneMD's curator insight, September 16, 2013 11:41 AM

Brilliant concept in a unique package. I'm better already just from reading the introduction.  And no nasty side effects.

shelbylaneMD's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:51 PM

This is amazing, since I read all the time and I frequently prescribe a book and a joke.  Great works. Not easy to  get in America.

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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education


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Danielle Pritchard's comment, March 24, 3:07 AM
COMMENT :)
Vincent Prasad's comment, March 24, 10:32 AM
WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
Vincent Prasad's comment, March 24, 10:32 AM
WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
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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 | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | 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

Important 21st century skills

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Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group

Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.


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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:16 PM

yes ''collaborating more actively'' and definitely ''information curation'' because more and more ''volume nd variety of informtion expands'' 

Галина Егорова's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:10 AM
5 НАВЫКОВ, НЕОБХОДИМЫХ ДЛЯ БИБЛИОТЕКАРЕЙ СЕГОДНЯ И ЗАВТРА
Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:43 PM

Librarians who adopt these skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are.

Rescooped by Joyce Valenza from Content Curation World
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Curation Can Cure the Body and the Mind: Bibliotherapy and The Novel Cure

Curation Can Cure the Body and the Mind: Bibliotherapy and The Novel Cure | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, September 15, 2013 3:02 PM

Who would have thought it that reading could be curative ... but apparently it is!

shelbylaneMD's curator insight, September 16, 2013 11:41 AM

Brilliant concept in a unique package. I'm better already just from reading the introduction.  And no nasty side effects.

shelbylaneMD's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:51 PM

This is amazing, since I read all the time and I frequently prescribe a book and a joke.  Great works. Not easy to  get in America.