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Digital Curation

Curated Collection and the Classroom
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Emily Cutsinger

on 22 July 2014

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Learn.ist is a digital platform that allows people to create and share 'learn boards', which are collections of articles, websites, photos or videos on a particular topic.
Learn.ist
Curation Tools for the Classroom
Click play to watch a short how-to on Learn.ist:
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Excellent for educational purposes.
Can be effectively used by both teacher and student.
Easy-to-follow links to web content
Allows for self-selected and curated informational content
Provides a platform within which one can browse others' learn boards to learn about a variety of topics.
Unique Features:
What are some ways you can see yourself using this curation tool in lesson preparation?

Brainstorm with your group to identify 2-3 scenarios of effectively using Learn.ist with students. How could this tool reinforce or add to your students' learning experience?
Practical Application:
This curation tool may be familiar to some. Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that allows users to collect and share photos of and links to digital content expressing their favorite hobbies and interests.
Pinterest
Use Pinterest in your personal life? Find out how it can enhance your classroom.
Become an expert
You can use and add to boards created by others
Image-oriented
A Pinterest user does not need to have a large base of followers like other social media sites encourage
A user can choose to follow a person or can choose just to follow one particular board of interest
Well-organized
Unique Features:
Discuss within your group the ease of this tool for student use.

Create a board to supplement a unit covered in the classroom.
Practical Application
Scoop.it
Scoop.it is a magazine style curation tool that streams multiple types of content including articles, videos, images, websites, etc. The format is engaging and allows for multiple platforms of collaboration.


Curation Tools
What is a curated collection?

How could digital curation benefit me and my classroom?

What digital curation tools are available? How do I chose what's best for me?


How to Connect:
See what Scoop.it can do for you!
Unique Features
Ability to insert comments and insights beneath each piece of content
Easily add your own content with the Bookmarklet
Scoop.it suggests content to add to your topic based on key search words
Multiple sharing options for both individual content and entire topic pages
Shift content up and down pages based on importantce
Engaging for students and allows for research collaboration
Practical Application
Brainstorm 2-3 examples of students using this curation tool for research.

How could you use this site to collaborate with fellow teachers?
List.ly
List.ly is a site that compiles user voted lists to share based on chosen topics. It is a social content network much like YouTube and Slideshare. The founders of List.ly strive to have it function as a space for people to create, curate, and collect.
How-to:
Unique Features
Easy to read format (everyone likes lists!)
An entire list can be shared via Twitter or Facebook and embedded on a blog
The contents on the list move up and down based on votes from viewers
Others build on your list- a form of crowdsourcing which allows for maximum collaboration
Interactive option for students
Practical Application
Discuss within your group 2-3 ways to involve parents in the classroom using List.ly

How could you incorporate this curation tool into your professional development? Find a list to serve as an example.
Get your list on!
Group Break Out Session:
Learn.ist:
What are some ways you can see yourself using this curation tool in lesson preparation?

Brainstorm with your group to identify 2-3 scenarios of effectively using Learn.ist with students. How could this tool reinforce or add to your students' learning experience?
Pinterest:
Discuss within your group the ease of this tool for student use.

Create a board to supplement a unit covered in the classroom.
Scoop.it:
Brainstorm 2-3 examples of students using this curation tool for research.

How could you use this site to collaborate with fellow teachers?
List.ly:
Discuss within your group 2-3 ways to involve parents in the classroom using List.ly

How could you incorporate this curation tool into your professional development? Find a list to serve as an example.
Each group should create a mini curated collection of4-5 resources.
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