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Digital Curation: Scoop.it

Scoop.It

www.scoop.it/

Scoop.it collates work from online publications using an online magazine format, and this visual impact alone makes it very effective.

Scoop.it can meet multiple standards (Common Core) across the curriculum. Students use critical thinking skills to collect, evaluate and analyze content; they may identify trends from discourse; they develop writing skills in original expression; and they interact, communicate and publish to a global audience. But perhaps more importantly, students practice digital citizenship and personal responsibility to lifelong learning.

  • You’re modeling the proper use of social media, can help students understand writing for an audience, keywords and vocabulary understanding (and the aforementioned audience awareness), exploration and gathering of online resources, image and element impact, collaboration and community environments.

See Flintoff, Mellow, & Clark (2014), and Hamilton (2012).

Student example: "Good Life 101.” 

Idea Box

1. "Using scoop.it to share faculty resources", Sarah Ludwig, Feb. 1, 2012.

2. Karen Bonnano's School Library Advocacy. 
   
http://www.scoop.it/t/school-library-advocacy

3. BJ Neary's Young Adult Novels. 
    
http://www.scoop.it/t/young-adult-novels

4. Joyce Valenza's Curation and Libraries and Learning.
    http://www.scoop.it/t/curation-and-libraries-and-learning

scoop.it/ Introduction

Robin Good's Scoop.it on content curation

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