What is curation?
Simply put, curation is the act of collecting and sorting resources. However, in 21st century learning and teaching, curation refers to the use of curation tools to collect and sort digital resources for archival and instructional purposes! Pinterest is another curation tool highlighted on another techslam! View the video below for more information on what curation IS and IS NOT!!
Tools for Curating the Web
Paper.li is a curation tool that pulls articles from your social media accounts (such as Twitter & Facebook) and publishes that information in a newsletter you create and curate! The newsletter is shared and updated daily!
- QuickClicks: Paper.li (Engaging Educators Blog by Curran, 2012)
- Curating with Paper.li (30 days of Web Tools: #4: Curating with Paper.li by Beal, 2012)
- Content Strategy with Paper.li (Hungerford, 2012 Slideshare)
- Curating the Classroom: Kate Morgan (Paper.li Community, 2011)
- Let’s #hashtag that and come back to it (McFall, 2013)
Scoop.it is a curation tool that allows you to collect resources (such as videos and blog articles you find online) and maintain a visual resource collection around topics. This is different from Pinterest, which only allows you to capture the visual image!
Enjoy this video to learn more:
- Scoop This: A Comprehensive Guide to Scoop.it for Content Curation (Sannino, 2012)
- Content Curation: Classroom Applications (Digitally Enhanced, 2011)
- What is Scoop.it? A Scoop.it about Scoop.it! (Sharp, 2014)
- 6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Scoop.it (Part ONE, Part TWO, and Part THREE) by Greer, 2013
- Keep Your Content Fresh With Scoop.it (Tschoegl, 2012)
- Using Technology to Create a Highly Engaged Classroom (Digitally Speaking wiki, 2013 – see the section on Scoop.it!)
Storify is a curation tool that gathers posts, tweets, and other social media contributions from “from the best storytellers online, including journalists, bloggers, editors and people like you” (Storify web site) and create a story out of it! Using the curation tool, you can select just the information you want to present and display it in several formats, with slideshow being one of them so it really looks like a story! Check out the Storify Tour for more information.
- Storify Best Practices – a Storify About storification! (Lajara, 2014)
- 4 Ways to Use Storify in the Classroom (Daniels, 2011)
- Using Storify in the Classroom: A Student’s Perspective (Hitchcock, 2014)
- Using Storify: An Example and an Assignment (Georgeonline, 2012)
- Storify: Lewis Elementary (Lauer, 2014)