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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 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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25 YA Books For GAME OF THRONES Fans |

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YOU CHOOSE your learning in the Learning Commons!

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Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | The Edvocate

Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | The Edvocate | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Crystle Martin, University of California, Irvine With the expansion of digital media, the rise of e-books and massive budget cuts, the end of libraries has
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The Future Of Libraries Is Collaborative, Robotic, And Participatory

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Libraries can survive these times of technological upheaval, but they're going to have to changeand fast.
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Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface

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Librarians and other book lovers have taken to posting “bookface” images that line up real body parts with cover images.
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"Have you read...?" The Art of Recommending Books

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A colleague mentions that he is a huge fan of historical fiction. You immediately scroll through your list of favorites and ask, “Have you read…?” You attend a workshop where the presenter sprinkle...
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Mr. Schu on His New Role as Ambassador for School Libraries | School Library Journal

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Let’s Hear it for Bookshops

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Tomorrow is National Bookshop Day, with loads of events – signings, dress-ups, competitions, and giveaways – at participating bookshops. Here are five reasons you should join in the celebrations.
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Fawn B Morgan's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:31 PM

Buy background material for family histories - time periods, culture, world events, etc. Support the local bookshop.

 

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How Cell Phones Would Change The Plots Of Famous Books

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“yo call me Ishm@el!”


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"romeo, gonna fake my own suicide. brb." And he'd be like, "k ��"

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5 steps for creating a custom makerspace | eSchool News | eSchool News

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I believe that every child has the right to invent, tinker, create, innovate, make, and do. The maker movement has created opportunities for all educators to give students authentic learning opportunities that go beyond the typical classroom experiences and to rethink traditional learning environments to include those that nurture the kinds of creativity and innovation that will benefit our students both in school and beyond. We know children learn by exploring and playing and doing and making and that these kinds of things lead to deeper engagement. The maker movement embodies opportunities for experimentation and innovation to occur across all grade levels and all content areas.

Physical makerspaces have allowed us the opportunity to pull some of this excitement of the maker movement into our schools. Makerspaces can help set the stage for meaningful student learning, as well as help cultivate a culture of innovation within a school. My makerspace inspires innovation, passion, and personal motivation and interests, and has encouraged students to pursue STEM subjects and careers.

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Authentic learning - Makerspaces are important for students to build, assemble, create and test.

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Cite a Tweet in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style

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14 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Librarians

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"Yes, I can help you find all the books." "No, I don't spend all day reading them."
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Well maybe not everyone...Don't you just love stereotypes?

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Fawn B Morgan's curator insight, April 21, 2015 10:15 AM

Here's to libraries and librarians - all kinds.

 

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How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

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Some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach and has seen incredible results.
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Attention to learning makes the difference!
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Attention to learning makes the difference!
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“Books Smell Like Old People”: Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?

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David Denby on how teen-agers’ devotion to smartphones has affected their reading habits.
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Twitter video highlights 2015's best social media moments

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Twitter video takes us on a trip back through 2015's best social media moments
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Is this the world's wildest library? Geelong's $45 million 'big brain' about to open up to the world

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Don't expect to hear any shushing when you walk into Geelong's revolutionary new library and heritage centre.
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Why kids still need ‘real books’ to read — and time in school to enjoy them - The Washington Post

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An award-winning educator explains why kids should be allowed to choose their books and be given time to read in class.


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Let’s Hear it for Bookshops

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Tomorrow is National Bookshop Day, with loads of events – signings, dress-ups, competitions, and giveaways – at participating bookshops. Here are five reasons you should join in the celebrations.
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How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Edudemic

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Becoming critical consumers of online material requires knowing what qualifies as quality content and how to judge what is good material and what is not.
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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries

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The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?
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"Navigating literacy and learning in school libraries" (with images, tweets)

A free, professional development day for teacher librarians, hosted by QUT Library and sponsored by ALIA.
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The Common Thread: Weaving information Literacy

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RESOURCES IN PRESENTATION Literacy video (Martin) 10 things learners pay attention to (Sh!ft) QUESTIONS Essential questions (Wiggins) essentialquestions.org Essential questions (te@chthought )...


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World Book Day: 10 most beautiful libraries around the world

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World Book Day, or the International Day of the Book, is marked on 23 April by UNESCO
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