Tech, Teaching and Me

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Curating Content

on December 10, 2014

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In the “Curating Content” session at VSTE (Virginia Society for Technology in Education), I could not stop reflecting on a fact that Steve Anderson (@web20classroom), the presenter, shared:

“In ONE MONTH, there is more content created on YouTube than the the major TV networks, COMBINED, have created in their entire 60+ years in existence.”
 (and that was a statistic from 2012!)
We are swimming in content, links, and information everyday and most of it is digital.
How do you “curate your content”? 
How many times have you said, “I wish I could find that blog, link, or website?” 
Saving bookmarks to one computer is risky and hard to access.  Emailing links back and forth is messy and ineffective.
There is no one right way to manage all this information. But, we have to learn how to do it effectively and intelligently. Find a way that works best for you!
Create a Pinterest board, a Symbaloo Mix, post to Google+, share inEdmodo (automatically saves any posted links to your library), Flipboard, useDiigo, or Delicious, to name just a few.
I use many of those programs and think you will find something that works for you! (Steve Anderson recommended POCKET and I am giving it a try.)
It is not about the tool as much as the process of organizing your resources in an organized accessible way.
Start small and work from there.
Try to find a process/program that:
-allows you to access the link/information from anywhere and any computer device
-allows you to share the links with others  (it is great information why not share it?)
 
(what if you and your grade partners created a shared Pinterest board that allowed everyone to pin to it? Or, a Symbaloo Mix created by admin for sharing links of interest?  A school Google+ community that empowers that for all?) 
-is easy for you to do (if it is hard, you will give up on it)
After all, we have to learn how to manage, or curate the content, to help our students to learn how to do the same.
As always, if you have a question, just ask!

One response to “Curating Content

  1. Biz Bisaillon says:

    I already have Pocket. Evernote is also effective for this.

    V/R, Biz

    From: “Tech, Teaching and Me” Reply-To: “Tech, Teaching and Me” Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 4:11 PM To: David Bisaillon Subject: [New post] Curating Content

    WordPress.com kbisaill posted: ” In the “Curating Content” session at VSTE (Virginia Society for Technology in Education), I could not stop reflecting on a fact that Steve Anderson (@web20classroom), the presenter, shared: “In ONE MONTH, there is more content created on YouTube than”

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