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.
See Flintoff, Mellow, & Clark (2014), and Hamilton (2012).
Student example: "Good Life 101.”
1. "Using scoop.it to share faculty resources", Sarah Ludwig, Feb. 1, 2012.
2. Karen Bonnano's School Library Advocacy.
3. BJ Neary's Young Adult Novels.
4. Joyce Valenza's Curation and Libraries and Learning.