Savvy Internet consumption starts here! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Teachers and students are constantly inundated with information. This handy guide will help you find, store, and share the best information and resources found online today – and teach your students to do the same. Real-world tips, tools, and examples help you systematically: • Understand the curation process • Find, collect, and share reliable web-based information • Build students’ information literacy skills Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website. “Speaking from ...
Chapter 2: What Is Curation?
What Is Curation?
In its simplest form, curation involves three parts. The first part is the actual finding of the information that we are after. The next part is the storage of that information in a logical way. The last, and most important, part is to share what we find. As easy as it sounds, there are many considerations and skills that educators and students need—specifically, information literacy skills that will help to find the best information, check it for validity, and share it in the best way.
Let’s look at each of the three parts of curation in more detail.
The Right Information at the Right Time
Finding information might seem easy. Hop onto the Internet, go to your favorite search engine, and a ...