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There are a great many demands on a teachers time. Teachers know there there are an hundreds of thousands of valuable educational resources available on the Internet. Many now subscribe to the concept of “information overload’ and ad-hoc searches and visiting lists of web links are unlikely to prove to be an effective use of time. In recent years social bookmarking and networking tools such as Delicious and Twitter have made it much easier for teachers to find and share resources with other teachers. Good resources and practice have often been amplified by sharing at ground-up events such as TeachMeets encouraging teachers to share knowledge and practice at a face to face level, often amplified by social networks.
Online collaborative curation tools such as Scoop.it can take this further. They can empower teachers, to find, share and add extra value to web resources for themselves, their colleagues and most importantly of all; their students, (who indeed can also be curators), in opening up innovative ways of sharing, collaborating and publishing digital content.
This project has been set up to explore these ideas.
This Scoop.it will be used to share, test and try out curation ideas, during the course of the project which aims to gather data on how both teachers and learners can draw educational benefit from curation, using Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/
As this resource was created to support the project which ended in July2012, I will shortly be closing this scoop.it. Please note all the content has been moved to my other scoop.it account; amnd can be found at http://www.scoop.it/t/education-digital-curation-project where I will continue to develop the resource and add new content. Look forward to you following. Thanks.