Content Curation World
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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Find, Collect and Organize Curated Learning Resources with Avoca Learning

Overview of how Avoca's education search engine lets students, teachers and parents search, manage and share millions of education resources and online lessons
Robin Good's insight:

The Avoca Learning platform is a web service which facilitates the finding, collection and organizing of vetted learning resources from dozens of the leading educational sites.

The platform already offers over 20,000 resources from over 35 leading education sites. In the near future new educational resources in the fields of of Language Arts/Reading, and History/Social Studies will be added.

Users can search the already vetted and curated resources and then collect and organize them into specific "albums" dedicated to specific topics.

From the official site: "The Avoca Learning Platform brings together thousands of online learning resources that students, parents and teachers can search, manage and share.

Whether you’re looking for a very specific resource for a single concept (equivalent fractions, for example) or a collection of content that’s aligned to an entire course, the Avoca Learning Platform provides a powerful curation engine to bring you the resources you need, when you need them."

"Avoca Learning helps to solve that problem by finding and indexing the best digital content, allowing users to organize and save that content, and then making it easy to share that curated content with other users."

Curated results can also be filtered by subjects, topics, resource type, media type and grade level.

Free to use.

Try it out now:

Video tutorial on how "search" works in Avoca:

How it works:

Donna Farren's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:42 PM

Wow this is really great!

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:56 PM

Ferramenta para filtrar as informações relevantes da net e aprimorar a curadoria de conteúdo para fins de estudo ! Vale a consulta .

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Visual Boards To Curate Your Learning Topics:

Heiko Idensen reports in his curated newsradar "Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications": "Learnist is a new pinboard where users can organize their learning materials. It resembles Pinterest except that Learnist is just for sharing learning resources.

The website is still in beta but looks really very promising for both teachers and students.

Here is a set of the main features that Learnist offers to its users :

  • It is free
  • Itis easy to use
  • It has a user friendly interface
  • It lets users create pinboards around a certain topic
  • Users can create different boards and invite others to collaborate on them
  • It lets you pin images,videos, and text to your boards with a single click from Learnist bookmarklet
  • Users can also upload resources to their  boards using URLs

Free to use.

Try it out: 

Beth Kanter's comment, May 25, 2012 11:58 AM
OMG, I think I died and went to heaven .. I'm going to check this out right away - it is exactly what I had hoped to use pinterest for.
Beth Kanter's comment, May 25, 2012 12:03 PM
Bummer, it is invite only - but requested one - hopefully won't take too long - looks like a great tool for trainers and teachers