Blogging as a Curation Platform

Though I do sometimes add my original content, collecting articles I think would be interesting to our community is a big part of how I use my blog. I always try to add a comment or an opinion, perhaps another way to use what is being discussed in the article. Sometimes, I will even go further and check out the apps mentioned for myself and make my own review.

I think this kind of curation would be an excellent project for an ERC or history class- a student is given (or chooses) a current issue , then finds articles discussing this issue. The student has to read the article, make her own comments and give her own opinions. It would be a great way to introduce students to reading something other than their friends’ Facebook or instagram feeds!

As always, Langwitches gives a comprehensive guide on the Dos and Don’ts of using your blog as a curation tool.

I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information.  Sue Waters also just published a very compr…


The Blogging Kraken: How to Keep Up with All Your Students’ Blogs?

For those of you who get your students to write blogs, this is a great idea for organizing and keeping track of who has posted what, what you have evaluated, etc. I use Feedly (as mentioned in this post) to keep track of all the blogs, websites, etc. I consult regularly. It would be so easy to create a”collection” for your individual classes. You can save posts for later, mark posts as read and as well as post it via several social media sites. This is a great idea and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it!

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Blogging is about reading and about writing in digital spaces. We want students to make their learning and thinking visible. We are developing a platform and a blogging pedagogy for students to doc…

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