March 15, 2020
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Curate & Share Information
Curation is the process of gathering information related to a specific topic or area of interest. Get started with this collection of simple to use tools to make curating resources easy.
Create and share a list of URLs efficiently, easily, and with no registration needed! Simply, copy and paste each link and then share the URL created. While registration is not required, it does allow you to save, manage, and edit your lists.
This basic tool allows you to organize and save websites into a 3x3 grid. Customize your page to include a personalized URL and add a background image. Add items as a link to any website or create a folder that links to a new grid with websites you add.
Design boards of links to your popular tools and bookmarks, including Twitter, Facebook, news sites, Pinterest, and other websites. Hover over boards and click on the + sign to begin a new board. You can select from popular categories to instantly create!
Curate Using Any Device
Curating tools that are available as both an app and on a web browser are especially useful for collecting and sharing resources in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom. Below are a few worth exploring.
Looking for an easy way to store and organize photos? Find, organize, edit, and share your photos from one place with Google Photos. Automatically upload pictures from any device to one storage platform. Use the editing tools to add music and animation.
This device-agnostic tool allows you to use the web or app to collect online and media content and organize it into collections. Collections can include videos and other media. Add tags and drag-and-drop bookmarks between collections as you wish.
Diigo - Education
Diigo offers a one-stop tool to bookmark favorite sites, tag web pages with relevant terms, highlight text on the web, add sticky notes on websites for organization and collaboration, share your collections with colleagues, and more.
Explore this amazing web tool, also available as an app, to save online links including articles, videos, tweets, and more. You can organize them into collections called Wakes and share with others. Search already-created Wakes for inspiration!
Go Beyond Basic Curating
While the web tools in this section are good for curating, they offer additional features such as annotating, creating mind maps, and more.
Curate and share texts, documents, links, photos, and more. Create a new page and begin adding content by entering a website URL, uploading information from your computer, or adding text boxes. Personalize and share using the generated URL.
Webjet enables you to curate, organize, and share web content by creating personalized "cards" to share information. Create your account and begin working. Use links at the bottom of your workspace to add lists, mind maps, folders, and more.
Use Mix to browse and search for information based on your interests and those of like-minded people. Import content from news sources, popular blogs, and additional resources. The more you browse and save material, the more Mix will refine what you like.
Create, curate, and share "social" lists. Registration is not required, but does include some extra perks: add tags, descriptions, options for comments and collaboration. Search already created lists or create your own and share with others.
Collect, express opinions, and collaborate on web content. This site allows you to add annotations to any page, or highlight text directly from web content. View saved pages as a mind map, or create books for multiple pages.
This Week at TeachersFirst
We invite you to chat with us this Thursday (3/19) during our Twitter Chat on Tips, Tools and Strategies for Curating Resources. Review a related blog post to learn about curated collections available on TeachersFirst. And finally, we kindly ask you to participate in this week's poll about the type of content you curate.
Use the hashtag #OK2Ask to join the conversation
Twitter Chat: Tips, Tools & Strategies for Curating Resources
Come and tweet with our tech coaches this Thursday (3/19) at 8 pm ET. We will chat about resources and tech tools that assist both teachers and students with curation and explore ways to incorporate the use of curated resources in the classroom.
TeachersFirst Special Topics Collections
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Looking for resources to help in your classroom? Check out this blog post highlighting TeachersFirst's Special Topics Collections. These curated selections are available for a wide-range of topics to make finding what you need a breeze!
Learn how TeachersFirst's Special Topics collections can help you »
What do you curate?
Our weekly poll asks: What type of content do you curate/collect the most? Do you collect (and possibly share) images or photos, web tools, or social media posts?
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