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Scoop.it Tutorial - How to Curate Content

http://BasicBlogTips.com Scoop.it is a free curation tool that you can use to bookmark your favorite topics online. In this tutorial I demonstrate how to use...

 

For teachers and students looking to see how to use scoop.it, this is a helpful tutorial on how to use the curatorial platform. 

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Learning By Exploring, Organizing and Curating a Body of Information

Seth Dixon: This promotional video speaks to me because regardless of platform, I think that educational technologies should be used to foster the exact same type of learning environment that is described in this video.  The Social Media Classroom isn't about "wowing" student with cool technologies.  That flashiness is the educational equivalent of a twinkie.  Fluffy, empty calorie that don't nourish.  The ideological essence of content curation IS what good educators have always sought to do: only now there are new platforms for this process.  

 

Robin Good: Curatr, an elearning platform built upon the idea of discovery through the curation and sense-making of existing information.  Curatr is about the construction of the scaffolding that allows people to learn and to find the resources that should help them best learn what they are interested into. 


Find out more:  http://www.curatr.co.uk/ 


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janlgordon's comment, February 29, 2012 11:11 AM
Another gem, thank you so much Robin!
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Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research]

Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research] | Social Media Classroom | Scoop.it

Robin Good: The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix have teamed up to produce, this past spring, an interesting report entitled Future Work Skills 2020.

 

By looking at the set of emerging skills that this research identifies as vital for future workers, I can't avoid but recognize the very skillset needed by any professional curator or newsmaster.

 

It should only come as a limited surprise to realize that in an information economy, the most valuable skills are those that can harness that primary resource, "information", in new, and immediately useful ways.

 

And being the nature of information like water, which can adapt and flow depending on context, the task of the curator is one of seeing beyond the water,

to the unique rare fish swimming through it.

 

The curator's key talent being the one of recognizing that depending on who you are fishing for, the kind of fish you and other curators could see within the same water pool, may be very different. 

 

 

Here the skills that information-fishermen of the future will need the most:

 

1) Sense-making:

ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed

 

2) Social intelligence:

ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions

 

3) Novel and adaptive thinking:

proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based

 

4) Cross-cultural competency:

ability to operate in different cultural settings

 

5) Computational thinking:

ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

 

6) New media literacy:

ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication

 

7) Transdisciplinarity:

literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines

 

8) Design mindset:

ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes

 

9) Cognitive load management:

ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques

 

10) Virtual collaboration:

ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team

 

 

Critical to understand the future ahead. 9/10

 

Curated by Robin Good

 

Executive Summary of the Report: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-work-skills-executive-summary.pdf 

 

Download a PDF copy of Future Work Skills 2020: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-skills-2020-research-report.pdf  


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Beth Kanter's comment, December 20, 2011 7:34 PM
Thanks for sharing this from Robin's stream. These skills sets could form the basis of a self-assessment for would-be curators, although they're more conceptual - than practical/tactical. Thanks for sharing and must go rescoop it with a credit you and Robin of course
janlgordon's comment, December 20, 2011 7:56 PM
Beth Kanter
Agreed. It's also one of the articles I told you about....good info to build on:-)
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Curating Information and Data Sense-Making Is The Key Skill for the Future [Research]

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What is Curation?

This is the first in a series of videos explaining the shifts we're seeing in the world of content creation. Curation has exploded with the growth of Twitter, Tumblr and now Pinterest.

 

Seth Dixon: Curation is about finding the most relevant, important and compelling for a particular audience...isn't that what teachers are essentially doing for their students?  The idea of digital curation as a new educational paradigm is mounting, especially considering that our students needs the skills to find, evaluate and snythesize online materials. 


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At least 20 tools that might help you curate something

At least 20 tools that might help you curate something | Social Media Classroom | Scoop.it

If you are looking for a deeper look into curating, it can be found. I want to build a curation tool, so I am working my way though my backlog of pinboard links about curation. Here I have a list of all the tools I can find that would be considered curation tools.

 

Consumer / Personal Tools

 

Stellar : http://stellar.io/

Storify : http://storify.com/

Bundlr : http://gobundlr.com/

Scoop It : http://www.scoop.it/

Curated By : http://www.curated.by/

Thoora : http://thoora.com/

Postpost : http://postpo.st/

Snipi : http://www.snipi.com/

trap!t : http://trap.it/

scrible : http://www.scrible.com/

faveous : http://www.faveous.com/

memonic : http://www.memonic.com/home

Bag The Web : http://bagtheweb.com/

 

And more at Rumproarious : http://goo.gl/TxQSn


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Seth Dixon's comment, February 8, 2012 12:56 PM
I was just telling my students to find digital resources to curate news for a semester long project...glad to find this.
Karen du Toit's comment, February 9, 2012 7:17 AM
Thanks!!
Gust MEES's comment, February 9, 2012 5:56 PM
@Seth Dixon, Ph.D.

Glad that it is helpful for You and your students. So students can also use different tools and later compare...
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A New Role for teachers?

A New Role for teachers? | Social Media Classroom | Scoop.it

I, like others, believe that digital curation might just be the next new activity that academics in higher education will need to adopt.   In my classrooms, it has changed the paradigm for how I deliver content to students, interact and collaborate with them.   At the same time, it is fundamentally changing how I perceive and approach publishing and research (which at it's core is about disseminating information to a large audience).

 

Some question brought up by the author of this article:  

- What skills will academics need to be effective digital curators?
- How ready are they to adopt this activity?
- How ready are the systems in our institutions (learning management systems, hardware, software availability, etc but also institutional career progression and research systems) to support the academics in this?
- How does this fit into the concept of digital scholarship?


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Seth Dixon's comment, December 13, 2011 10:59 PM
I've been exploring the idea of 'the social media classroom' and how I view teachers with an emerging role as curators, but also teaching student the skills of curation so they can get the right resources in an age of ubiquitous information. I'll have to keep in touch.
Tom George's comment, December 14, 2011 9:07 AM
Nice one thanks for this. I have been following your Scoops. You can also set up and share your scoops on Internet Billboards, it's very easy to set up and do and there is no extra effort just a couple clicks. Like this http://t.co/63g5ViEq Also do you have a blog? Just curious.