The focus of this session concerns ways to channel the flow of online information by facilitating students connection with each other and the greater knowledge domain.
Fall 2012 Presenter – Jennifer Moss
Connecting Through Information Sharing
As instructors, we are all information curators. How do you collect and share currently relevent content with your students? How do your students research and share with the class information that they find? What tools do you use to manage or facilitate presentation of resources? Is it public? Can students access it at other times? In groups?
Modern web tools make it easy for students and instructors to contribute their online discoveries into the class conversation of currently relevant material and to get students interested and engaged with topics. We will look at some of these tools during this session – textual and visual bookmarking and how to quickly get started with using them.
Tools & Examples
- UW Madison chemistry course Diigo group: http://groups.diigo.com/group/chem-104-spring-2010
- Connectivism and connective knowledge course Diigo group: http://groups.diigo.com/group/cck-12
- Teaching computer programming group: http://groups.diigo.com/group/teaching-of-programming
Pinterest is a pinboard-styled social photo sharing website. The service allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections linked out to sites of origin.English literature reading list - http://pinterest.com/steven_bickmore/texts-for-english-7542-fall-2011/
- Literary theory course - http://pinterest.com/steven_bickmore/literary-theory/
- Civil War collection - http://pinterest.com/patvote/civil-war/
- The Color Course - http://pinterest.com/bigblackpig/the-colour-course/
- Antiquities and the Muse - http://pinterest.com/gkur/antiquities-and-the-museum-class/
- Business class product board - http://pinterest.com/drr1/bus340-product-board/
- Chemisty course study guide - http://pinterest.com/cnikky/chem-1411/
- Web 2.0 tools for educators - http://pinterest.com/esheninger/web-2-0-tools-for-educators/
- Collection on Carl Jung - http://learni.st/users/bizgia/boards/4074-carl-jung-literally
- Geometric Methods in Design Problems - http://learni.st/users/171/boards/2114-geometric-methods-in-design-problems
- Ideas for how to use Learnist in class: http://learni.st/users/dawncasey/boards/3271-using-learnist-in-the-high-school-classroom
Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as tweets, photos and videos. Users search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into stories. Users can re-order the elements and also add text to help give context to the readers.
- All about the tundra biome: http://storify.com/knewton/all-about-the-tundra
- Journalism: How to make a basic news video for web: http://storify.com/kellyfincham/how-to-make-a-basic-news-video-for-the-web
- Syllabus constructed in Storify: http://storify.com/edwardboches/strategic-creative-development
Scoop.it allows users to create and share their own themed magazines designed around a given topic.
- Bioinformatics course: http://www.scoop.it/t/bs2064-bioinformatics
- Plant biology teaching resources: http://www.scoop.it/t/plant-biology-teaching-resouces-higher-education
- IT professional skills course: http://www.scoop.it/t/ct231-it-professional-skills-module
Bundlr is another visual content curation tool.
- Intro videos from a Tech Change Course: http://bundlr.com/b/tc-106-learning-community
Zeeik is a social video curation site.
- Collection of movie clips of movies about Joan of Arc: http://www.zeeik.com/app2/vmap/view/showVMap?vMapId=-1851476416
Pearltrees is a content curation site that forms communities through sharing links through a visually striking interface. In this pearltree, ‘social curation in education’, the links provided further below of real examples of curation used in class have been curated for this presentation: