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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

Wrapping It All Up
Wrapping It All Up

As I hope you’ve discovered, content curation is more than just gathering resources to use in a lesson plan or a video to use as a teaching aid. Curation is a part of the information literacy process with which all of us (students and educators) need to be familiar. Simply discovering information isn’t enough. We need to have a purpose to our search. We need to understand how to be better searchers of information. We need to check our information for accuracy and credibility. We need to have a good tool with which to store that information, and we need to share that information with the world.

As Howard Rheingold says:

To me, the issue of information literacy could ...

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