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Curating Primary Sources:

Primary Sources in the 21st Century School Library

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

Idea Box

1. "Using 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.

5. Glenda Morris' 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries Introduction

Robin Good's on content curation

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