Paper and ink, make way for the digital book. Everything from the latest bestsellers to classic, textbook tomes are getting the e-reader treatment, but who exactly is skipping the library in favor of a Kindle?
By using Creative Commons licenses in the library and classroom you help your students to understand copyright; how it is used on the internet, the importance of licensing their own work and respecting the work of others in an online environment, ultimately making them a more prepared digital citizen.
Download the poster and use in your classroom and library to help learners and teachers to use CC licences.
Re-visiting Joyce Valenza's Manifesto for school librarians, Part one- thinking about the future, acknowledging the best of the past. School libraries into the future... What will be important in your school library in 2017?
The reality is that teacher librarians can be the best person to have in your school – but only if they have actually learnt how to fill that role well, and have understood and assimilated the principles of embedded librarianship.
"As teachers all over the world consider the future of education, we in libraries need to keep up. Maybe one way to do that is to adopt some of the terminology being bandied around by our educational colleagues, and apply it to our own practice and spaces. Not as a cure-all, but as a first step towards moving outside our ‘known’ worlds, and trying out a new set of boundaries."
Curation is the act of individuals with a passion for a content area to find, contextualize, and organize information. Curators provide a consistent update regarding what's interesting, happening, and cool in their focus.
Content curation is the ongoing finding and sharing of relevant digital and non-digital content about a specific topic for a specific audience. Typically, this content will come from a variety of properly credited sources and will be collated in such a way that the collection will be more useful than its individual elements.
"Over the last couple of years, I’ve come to think of my role as a teacher as that of a curator of ideas" says Corinne Weisgerber who teaches Social Media and Communication at St Edwards Unniversity in Austin, TX (if you haven't yet, check out her great prez here).
As she explained in this post, the Curation Project was about getting her students "to set up a network of online mentors using social media tools" and "to identify experts in their field and connect with them in order to build a personal learning network (PLN)."
The idea behing the PNL is to help them discover valuable information through social search that they wouldn't have discovered otherwise.
Interesting project and read.
And great work by the students who used various curation platforms for the project, including Storify and Scoop.it (links in the post)
Buffy Hamilton – The Unquiet Librarian | Connected Learning via kwout What and When Join us this Thursday at 10AM PST/1PM EST for a conversation about participatory learning and libraries at Connected Learning!
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.