Paper.li is probably the easiest strategy for creating a media-rich newspaper of tweets and feeds and hashtags. It is also beautifully searchable. Results display the name of the editor and number of views. Both may be used as preliminary clues toward evaluating reliability. Students may subscribe to email alerts for or embed selected papers.
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Paper.li is like bringing in “virtual” newspaper clippings on topics discussed in class through tweets. Teacher Kate Morgan’s students tweet topic-relevant links, sources, pictures, and videos that support topics discussed in class. These resources are then curated into their customized Paper.li, Weekly Vibe. Kate says the great thing about Paper.li is that it gets the class talking about what they discover on their own outside of school hours and the four walls of the classroom.
Explore your own News.me stream based on the people you follow
Explore others’ News.me streams to see the news through their eyes
Access the News.me streams of notable users such as Steven Johnson and Nicholas Kristof
Read full articles ad-free from major publishers like the New York Times
View full text, images, and videos in an elegant and streamlined layout
Save stories for later in your News.me reading list
Personalized relevance filters using bit.ly data
Browse and read the news offline
1. To form or tell stories of; to narrate or describe in a story.
2. To make stories using social media.
Mihailidis & Cohen (2013) suggest that making a story out of linked multimedia content requires media literacy skills of analysis, evaluation and creation.
The digital literacy skills required for successful curation form part of what Wesch (2009) wants learners to become: knowledge-able. Participating in curation activities can facilitate students in developing and demonstrating search strategies, evaluation skills, critical thinking, problem solving, participating in networked conversation, and using information ethically. (O’Connell, 2011).