There are a lot of dangerous stereotypes out there. "Asian students are always better at math." "Boys are always better at sports." And perhaps the most dangerous of all: "The current generation are all digital natives."
Amid decades-old worries about GPAs, resumes, extracurricular activities and campus interviews, today’s college applicants must reckon with a new high-tech dilemma: Are colleges judging me based on my online activities?
Seventeen-year-old Kevin Curwick, an Osseo High School football team captain, is using a "Nice Things" Twitter page to fight cyber bullies and compliment his classmates, but much to his surprise, now people across the world are returning the favor.
Nothing works 100% but we need to really be proactive as educators in our work with students, not simply worry about covering our butts. If we are really wanting to do what is best for kids, shouldn’t we be at the top (or at least working towards) the top?
In 1998, a 15-year-old high school student used the personal website of a professor at Northwestern University, Arthur Butz, as justification for writing a history paper called "The Historic Myth of Concentration Camps."...
"Where once we would do an occasional unit on disseminating fact and opinion and identifying bias in selected reading to satisfy the mandates of our English Curriculum, we now must make it the major focus of our non fiction reading programs."
I've been asked to answer this question on Quora and so even though it's been already documented in a number of posts or SlideShare presentations (I mention a couple at the end of my answer by Corinne Weisgerber and Beth Kanter), I felt I should give the perspective we have from observing a number of practices on Scoop.it.
From the early days of the private beta, we've seen a lot of curation being made by our users for professional reasons. Some as independant pofessionals, a lot as businesses. This is what drove the development of Scoop.it Business and Scoop.it Pro, our two main premium plans which have known a great adoption and success since we launched them.
This might not be an exhaustive list and it is meant in a business context which is not what all curation activities are about. But let us know: do you see other best practices worht mentioning?