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Content Curation
How to Avoid Information Overload



January 2015 | 72 pages | Corwin

Savvy internet consumption starts right here!

Teachers and students are constantly inundated with information, yet lack the organizational skill necessary to effectively utilize it. From Twitter hashtags to online communities, this handy guide will help you to find, store, and share the best information and resources found on the web today—and teach your students to do the same. Real-world tips, tools, in-depth examples and lesson plans help you systematically:

  • Understand the curation process
  • Find, collect, and share reliable web-based information
  • Build students’ information literacy skills
  • Help students research and organize problem-based learning projects
  • Use cutting-edge curation tools like Evernote, Diigo, and Pocket

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. 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.

Check out the Connected Educator Series matrix to find out which book is right for you. 

"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

 
Preface by Peter DeWitt
 
1. Introduction
 
2. What Is Curation?
 
3. Curation for Professional Learning
 
4. Tools for Curation: Evernote
 
5. Tools for Curation: Diigo
 
6. Tools for Curation: Pocket
 
7. Other Tools for Curation
 
8. Curation in the Classroom
 
9. Wrapping It All Up
 
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"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

"As we move further into a world of unprecedented access to content and information, it often feels as though we are drinking from the fire hose. In Content Curation, Anderson lays out concrete ways to make sense of the content in a practical manner to organize and utilize all of the rich content available at the click of a mouse."

Josh Stumpenhorst, Teacher, Lincoln Junior High School
Corwin Author, The New Teacher Revolution, Naperville, IL

"As of now there are about 20 books in the Corwin Connected Educator Series, a seemingly ever-growing set of titles masterminded by Peter DeWitt and Corwin Press. Each book is short enough to be read in one sitting, which makes the collection ideal for book studies and professional development, both during the summer and throughout the school year. Also, each paperback is authored by one or two educators who speak (and blog, tweet, etc.) with a credible voice in the world of connected education. Some of the topics include:
  • Flipped leadership
  • Tools for connecting educators, parents, and communities
  • Blogging for educators
  • Best practices for establishing a makerspace
  • Tools to connect and empower teachers

Finally, all of the authors are active on social media, and they regularly present at local conferences, which helps in bringing to life the contents of these books."

Ross Cooper, Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12
Salisbury Township School District, Edutopia
Key features
  • This book teaches educators a skill that is becoming more necessary in the Internet age: content curation
  • It will give teachers the tools they need to meaningfully organize, store, and share information
  • It will prepare teachers to help their students also conduct Internet research and share their results

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Introduction


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