Doing a Google search is one way to find information you're interested in on the Internet, but starting your search with the results of someone else's search might be more quicker, and lead you to better results more quickly. How do you do that? Build a network of sources that you trust.
This is the first in a series of videos explaining the shifts we're seeing in the world of content creation. Curation has exploded with the growth of Twitter, Tumblr and now Pinterest. In this video, we wanted to try to get into the heads of some of our favorite curators to understand what makes them tick.
Featured curators include:
Maria Popova (http://twitter.com/brainpicker)
Joanne McNeil (http://twitter.com/rhizomedotorg)
Peter Hopkins (http://twitter.com/bigthink)
Edith Zimmerman (http://thehairpin.com/)
Anthony De Rosa (http://soupsoup.tumblr.com)
Rex Sorgatz (http://twitter.com/fimoculous)
Piers Fawkes (http://psfk.com)
Tina Roth Eisenberg (http://swiss-miss.com)
"Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information. A content curator cherry picks the best content that is important and relevant to share with their community. It isn’t unlike what a museum curator does to produce an exhibition: They identify the theme, they provide the context, they decide which paintings to hang on the wall, how they should be annotated, and how they should be displayed for the public." (Link)
|Beth Kantor has created this chart to summarize the 3 S's of content curation: Seek, Sense and Share.|
- Social bookmarking sites like Diigo or Delicious are well known. Websites can be tagged, added to lists, sent to groups. You can subscribe to other people's key words, lists and join groups about subject areas of interest to you. Our school Diigo account is at http://www.diigo.com/user/isocs-library and this is our list for Sustainability, a topic the Senior Primary class is investigating.
- Scoop.it and Paper.li are web tools which collect your information and present it in a news-paper like format. With Scoop.it, you choose a topic, and the site crawls the web, presenting you with information to weed out or accept. Paper.li monitors your content sources, and updates information. This Scoop.it paper follows Android in the Classroom, and this one is Making Learning Meaningful. Here are two sample Paper.li pages: The IB News - daily and PYP Threads