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 his own experience and perspectives as a learner, teacher, and educational leader, Steven Anderson brings clarity to a process that can be difficult and overwhelming. Steven offers tried and tested strategies and tools for evaluating, organizing, and sharing the vast amount of online content educators and students have at their fingertips. If you–re drowning in digital content, this book is your life jacket.” —Jayme Linton, Assistant Professor of Education Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC
Chapter 6: Tools for Curation Pocket
Tools for Curation Pocket
Back when I started out using Twitter and reading blogs for my professional growth, there were not too many people doing the same. Sure, there was lots of great information to find, but the rate at which it was coming to me was something I could easily manage. As more and more educators discovered the power that these resources had on their learning, I was faced with a flood of great information that I had to manage.
For a while, I was using Twitter Favorites. But that became a challenge. Twitter Favorites are public because my account is public. However, there were some sites that I wanted to vet before I added them to a public list and ...