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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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A Musical Ode To Digital Curation - Part 1

A truly inspiring class project by @JoyceValenza. 

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Wonderful school project uses musical performance to promote the value of curation for learning.



From an original idea by @JoyceValenza.
(2011)



Lyrics:

 

Curation, Curation Curation!
Curation, Curation. Curation!

 

Who day and night must aggregate the content, pull together knowledge, harness all the feeds

 

And who must make sense of media, tags, and text, keeping learners up to date, at school

 

Librarian, Librarian
Curation!

 

Librarian, Librarian,
Curation!

 

Who do we rely on for creative stuff
What’s best so we avoid the fluff?

 

Who must point the way to stuff that’s good enough
So we don’t miss the stuff that’s really buff!

 

The Network, the Network. Curation!
The Network, the Network, Curation!

 

At ten my three-ring notebook really held all my school stuff.
I know by now that binder can’t contain my research

 

The student, the student. Curation!
The student, the student. Curation!

 

And who does TL teach to curate with new tools,
So we can gather knowledge both in and out of school?

 

The learner, the learner! Curation!
The learner, the learner! Curation!

 

 

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Starring:

 

Ben Vizzachero
Emma Coltoff
Jelli Vezzosi
Jordi Shuster
Daniel MacFarland

 

Thanks to Monica Femovich

 

Song parody by
Joyce Kasman Valenza.

 

Based on "Tradition" and "Matchmaker" from Fiddler on the Roof.
Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.



Republished and subtitled with permission.
Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial



More info: http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2011/10/22/curation-the-musical/

 

 

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Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education

Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What is it more important?


To refine a science of how to transmit, explain and illustrate what "needs to be known" or that we empower learners to create their own learning direction, approach, scaffolding and pace, by providing them with the ability to "drive" and "build" their learning value and not by having them become open sponges that memorize and comprehend what we offer them?


From the original article by Dominik Lukes: "A self-directed, self-motivated learner, will take any resources (no matter how pedagogically naive or badly instructionally designed – Khan Academy, iTunesU lectures, iPad ebooks, labs, conventional classes or TED videos) and use them to learn.


As the learner becomes more aware of their own learning (gaining metacognitive skills), they will look for resources that suit their learning better. And, in many cases, will create such resources.


That’s why we need to encourage a culture of the remix. Or in starker terms: Curation and creation over education."


Rightful. 7/10


Full article: http://researchity.net/2012/08/15/zero-pedagogy-a-hyperbolic-case-for-curation-and-creation-over-education/



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Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White

Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".

Nancy White (@NancyW), a 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist and the author of Innovations in Education blog, has written an excellent article, dissecting the key characterizing traits of curation, as a valuable resource to create and share knowledge. 


She truly distills some key traits of curation in a way that is clear and comprehensible to anyone.


She writes: "The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.


How are they connected?"


Excellent definition. 


And then she also frames perfectly the relevance of "context" for any meaningful curation project by writing: "I believe when we curate, organization moves beyond thematic to contextual – as we start to build knowledge and understanding with each new resource that we curate.


Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.”


Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important.


So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard."


But there's a lot more insight distilled in this article as Nancy captures with elegance the difference between collecting for a personal interest and curating for a specific audience. 


She finally steals my full endorsement for this article by discretely inquirying how great a value it would be to allow students to "curate" the domains of interest they need to master.


Excellent. Highly recommended. 9/10


Full article: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2012/07/07/understanding-content-curation/ 


Beth Kanter's comment, July 8, 2012 1:22 PM
I especially like how she used the Bloom's Taxonomy and related that to curation.
Stalder Angèle's comment, August 1, 2012 3:56 AM
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Shaz J's comment, August 5, 2012 10:39 AM
Thanks for this!
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Learning By Exploring, Organizing and Curating a Body of Information: Curatr

Robin Good: Curatr, an elearning platform built upon the idea of discovery through the curation and sense-making of existing information, has just released an updated version of its platform which you can check out here: http://www.curatr.co.uk/index2.php 


Live demo: http://www.curatr.co.uk/index2.php?view=demo 


Curatr allows professional trainers, experts, and teachers, as much as students to organize and curate information for the purpose of learning.

 

What I like very much is the Curatr promotional video, which says lots of true things about education and about the way we should carry it out in the future. The next-button-robot approach to information memorization needs to be replaced with a new approach: learning to understand how learners construct knowledge.


Curatr is about the construction of the scaffolding that allows people to learn and to find the resources that should help them best learn what they are interested into. 


Promising. Insightful. 8/10


Find out more:  http://www.curatr.co.uk/ 

janlgordon's comment, February 29, 2012 11:11 AM
Another gem, thank you so much Robin!
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Search, Collect and Organize Information Into Visual Learning Boards with Edcanvas

Robin Good's insight:


EdCanvas is a web service which allows you to search, find, clip and collect any kind of content, from text to video clips and to organize it into visual boards for educational and learning purposes.


Differently than Pinterest, EdCanvas is specifically targeted at the education world and at schools and teachers, and it makes possible not just to collect "images" from web pages, but to collect and organize whichever content elements you want, including full web pages.


EdCanvas boards also offer the ability to easily reposition each item in the collection according to your preferences and it provides a number of pre-set layout options for displaying content in your boards.


The strongest feature for EdCanvas is an integrated search engine, which allows you to search for images, websites, video clips across Google, YouTube and Flickr, and lets you grab and drop any relevant result into anyone of your collections. Furthermore Edcanvas can connect directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive giving you access to all of your personal library files.



Similar tools: www.Learnist.com



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.edcanvas.com/


Help / support: https://edcanvas.uservoice.com/


Examples of collections: http://www.edcanvas.com/ (scroll down)




Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:50 AM

This looks fantastic!

joanna prieto's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:42 AM

Se ve genial la herramienta, la probaré y les cuento!

@JoannaPrieto

reyhan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:14 PM

EdCanvas is a web service which allows you to search, find, clip and collect any kind of content, from text to video clips and to organize it into visual boards for educational and learning purposes.

 

Differently than Pinterest, EdCanvas is specifically targeted at the education world and at schools and teachers, and it makes possible not just to collect "images" from web pages, but to collect and organize whichever content elements you want, including full web pages.

 

EdCanvas boards also offer the ability to easily reposition each item in the collection according to your preferences and it provides a number of pre-set layout options for displaying content in your boards.

 

The strongest feature for EdCanvas is an integrated search engine, which allows you to search for images, websites, video clips across Google, YouTube and Flickr, and lets you grab and drop any relevant result into anyone of your collections. Furthermore Edcanvas can connect directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive giving you access to all of your personal library files.

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Content Curation: A Key Skill Needed By 21st-Century School Librarians

Content Curation: A Key Skill Needed By 21st-Century School Librarians | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: School librarians may be one of the new change-making roles in the educational revolution silently taking place. Their role as organizers, collectors and guides to relevant information is a skillset that is not only in growing demand by the marketplace, but which perfectly fits the learning needs of today students / tomorrow information workers.


Joyce Valenza and Shannon Miller, who recently presented at the Building Learning Communities conference, think that we are about to witness a "golden age" of librarianship and that there are five skills that information / school librarians need to cultivate.


The first of these is curation.


"Given the unprecedented quantity of information learners are exposed to, the librarian’s role is more important than ever.


Librarians help all students gain access to, evaluate, ethically use, create, share, and synthesize information.


...


Students have long documented their research in notebooks, bibliographies, and research papers, but the presenters described these containers as inadequate for the digital landscape.


In the 20th century, content was king, but in this millennium, curation has emerged as the new monarch.


Valenza and Miller highlighted emerging technologies that help students showcase their progress as they acquire, organize, contextualize, and archive both existing content and new learning.


...The presenters stressed the value of teaching learners to purposefully contribute to society’s collective intelligence.


...


School librarians, with their specialized training and background in collecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating information, must now teach their patrons—students and educators alike—to perform these tasks."


Relevant. 7/10


Full article: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/08/02/five-key-roles-for-21st-century-school-librarians/





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Curate and Publish Your Own Textbooks with AcademicPub

Robin Good: Academic Pub allows academic institutions and professors to curate their own custom textbooks, by tapping into a copyright-cleared library of over 130 different publishers.


Key features:


-> Add articles from the web or self-authored content to custom course materials, allowing for relevant and timely material to teach courses.


-> AcademicPub course materials are available in eBook or print format, providing flexibility for both faculty and students.


-> Aggregate web content, self-authored materials and content from the library in minutes - with instant copyright clearance.


-> Coursepacks and class syllabus can be delivered in a protected digital file, or as a perfect-bound, professionally printed book.


How it works: http://academicpub.sharedbook.com/academicpub/how_pro.html 


FAQ: http://academicpub.sharedbook.com/academicpub/faq.html 


Find out more: http://academicpub.sharedbook.com/academicpub/

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