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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Curate Educational Content Discovery and Collection with instaGrok Search

Robin Good: Instagrok is a web-based app that makes it easy to find relevant information on a specific topic, and to collect the bits that are of most value to you.


Instagrok presents itself with a search interface in which the results are represented as a dynamic mindmap whose nodes can be explored by simply clicking on them.


In addition, on the right side of the screen Instagrok provides an aggregated selection of:

a) key facts

b) educational web sites articles on the topic

c) video clips

d) images

e) quizzes

f) glossaries


Any information item in these sections can be easily collected and stored inside your personal Journal, an automatic bibliography-builder which captures any and all of your peferred items.


Key facts, web site content, glossaries, images and video sections offer lots of useful materials instantly, while I am a bit more skeptical about the value and effectiveness of quizzes.


Though the interface leaves lots to be desired and has a typical "academic" feel, the content and results that were offered me in my tests were quite good and the use of pins to build an annotated journal of resource son a topic seems to me to be very effective.


Free to use.


Blog review: http://gettingsmart.com/blog/2012/08/smart-searching-just-got-smarter-instagrok/


PDF brochure: www.instagrok.com/brochure.pdf


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



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Scoop.it Helps Curators Find Each Other: Visual Search and New Features Help Your News To Get Discovered

Scoop.it Helps Curators Find Each Other: Visual Search and New Features Help Your News To Get Discovered | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Scoop.it has just launched a new set of features that help curators find more easily other content by introducing a new visual search feature, while enhancing individual post display, sharing options and addig a dedicated user search option.


The new features, are definitely a plus providing some long due oxygen to some of the more asphitic Scoop.it areas: news and curators discovery.


There is a lot more to do on this front, but these apear to be definitely some good initial steps in the right direction.


I am particularly fond of the new individual post display and layout, which truly expands the opportunities to lean more about related the topics, comments and the curator behind the channel.


Good joob Scoop.it team!


Go check all the new features in your account, or dwell in a bit more details and screenshots about these four new features: http://blog.scoop.it/en/2012/03/15/be-discovered/ 

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