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' developing and demonstrating search strategies, evaluation skills, critical thinking, problem solving, participating in networked conversation, and using information ethically. (O’Connell, 2011).
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.
1. To form or tell stories of; to narrate or describe in a story.
2. To make stories using social media.
November Library Report for Colchester Elementary School