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Curation Tools

Page history last edited by Mike King 8 years, 9 months ago

 

Digital curation is the process of establishing and developing long term repositories of digital assets for current and future reference by researchers, scientists, historians, writers and scholars. Educators are starting to utilize digital curation to improve the quality of information and data within their classrooms to enhance the elaborative learning process. It has been noted that the future of web found knowledge will be driven by content curation. A curators role will be specified within the co-creative group, to collect and share the best content online for others to consume. Additional roles will include the student editor, the student publisher who will who will bring together highly valuable compilations of content created by others. The curators role in web found knowledge will bring more utility and order to the elaborative learning process. 

 

  • Tweeted Times: is a real-time topical personalized newspaper produced from a Twitter account. The Tweeted Times aggregates news in your Twitter stream and ranks them by popularity among those who you follow. The application rebuilds a subscribed users newspaper hourly which allows subcribers to create a newspaper for any topic of interest. The aggregation tool is made possible Semantic Dimension, Inc. You can access the application online or download it to a mobile platform such as iPad or iPhone.

 

  • Paper.li is created by Smallrivers. With Paper.li, users can create up to 10 newspapers based on Each news paper is an aggregation of Twitter posts which meet one of those criteria and contain a link. Each newspaper updates at least once every 24 hours. One of the coolest ways to use Paper.li is too use it along with Listerous. Listerous is a Twitter list directory, where you can find a list on almost any subject you can think of. You can take any one of those list and create a newspaper out of it in Paper.li

 

  • LiveBinders is a way for users to bookmark and showcase WebPages in a categorical format using tabs to organize web url's. The user can select a broad topic category like "Learning Support Tools" designed to help struggling students and then organize sub categories around language development through the use of tabs. It is suggested that the user install the bookmark tool to the browser by dragging a widget to the taskbar. The bookmark tool will then work the same way as any social book-marking resource, like Delicious. Live Binders (http://livebinders.com) Live Binders is a website that allows you to view links like pages in a book instead of urls on a page. PDF and Word documents can also be combined with links in a binder. Links and documents can be organized into tabs and sub-tabs. Live Binders are easy to share from the Live Binder website, on desktops, or embedded in a class blog, wiki, or website.

 

  • Pinterest - A relatively new site that is growing at a record pace.  It's easy to use, ideal for curating the web (by saving/sharing favorite sites), and visually engaging for users.  There's lots of potential for education as it is being used by educators everywhere.

 

  • Bag the Web - Bag the Web is a great site for curating the web into "bags".  With their educational portal, teachers and students can share resources, collect information for assignments, embed them into a site, and more.

 

  • MentorMob - A site that has been getting quite a bit of press on Twitter lately, is one of the best around for curating the web into "playlists".  These playlists can contain different types of media such as: video, articles, pictures etc.  Once these playlists are created they can be rated and shared w/ others.

 

  • Middlespot - Is a unique site that allows a user to browse the web and stick sites onto their "dashboard"  These dashboards can be edited and shared w/ others.  More features are available for a paid account.

  

  • Bundlr - A great way to organize the web into "bundles".  These bundles can contain all sorts of media and then be shared w/ others in a grid or timeline view.

 

  • Searcheeze - Another fun site for curating web content (text, video, images, articles) and turning it into a digital magazine that can be shared w/ others.

 

  • Themeefy - A cool way to curate web content and then publish it to a digital magazine.

 

  • Storify - A great site for telling social stories by curating web content through video, photos, and text.

 




 

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