curation

For the CLMOOC Pop-Up Make Cycle for #DigiWriMo, we invited people to help annotate an interview of Troy Hicks about digital literacies. The Edutopia article by Todd Finley is a few years old, but holds up remarkably well, I think. We have been using the Hypothesis annotation tool, which allows you to collaboratively add comments and media in the margins of a web-based article. It's a great way...
(This first appeared at my blog: Kevin's Meandering Mind. Feel free to do with it what you want.) I’ve been having an interesting backchannel discussion about digital writing with some friends of mine, whose opinions I greatly respect. An issue in our discussions arose around the idea of curating writing that has been posted in one site on the Web and whether or not the writer needs to grant...
(Note: This was first published on my blog) This week has been an amazing thing to watch unfold with the Making Learning Connected MOOC (CLMOOC). I think I wrote last year about the sort of anxiety that teams of facilitators and designers of free, online courses have just before something launches, and you wonder: Is anyone going to come to this party? Boy, they arrived, all right, and with Make...
This past Saturday, I attended Edcamp Philly along with several hundred other educators. It was a day filled with great conversations and connections that I hope will continue both face to face and virtually in the days and months to come. Today, I had the opportunity to hear from Brenda Boyer, as part of a district professional development presentation, some of the fabulous work she’s been doing...
Keywords: flipboard, curation
I’ve long used the Flipboard “magazine” app on the iPad to read article collections, around news, sports, music, humor and even some teaching.  I love the visual feel of the app, and how images, videos and words come together so nicely. It’s a great reading experience. But this week, I remembered that anyone in Flipboard can also create and share their own flippable visual magazines. So I am...
At Rose High School, located in eastern North Carolina and populated by students on extreme ends of the socioeconomic spectrum, we have students who are passionate and active about everything from establishing a witty presence on social media to saving orphans in Darfur, but these are often extracurricular activities that don't show up in the actual classroom. Students might spend hours posting...
Last year I started the /Teach wiki and filled it with a bunch of links out to resources, curriculum, descriptions and other useful tidbits of content designed to support the teaching of digital literacies and spread all over the web. The wiki became my own personal dumping ground to save resources authored by the budding Webmaker community. There were lots of different types of things -...
The advent of the "read/write" web was a boon to the conversation about voice in classrooms around the country. All of a sudden, all a teacher needed to ask a student to do was click "publish," and whatever that student had created would zoom across the world to a real audience. This was a striking departure from the time-worn tradition of teacher assigns, student completes, teacher grades,...
Summer session has begun at P2PU and two study groups, scheduled to run July 9-23, are now open for sign-up. A third study group, Connected Learning with Youth Voices is open and ongoing -- they invite any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the connected learning of a social network like YouthVoices.net. This is a nice opportunity to get involved with a global...
It’s all about first impressions of images this morning as I race to catch up with the day after springing into spring and chasing a lost hour.  The images that curators select in DI often make the first impression while I am navigating the site and cause me to pause, dip, and dig in to various collections and resources. Some resources are simply provocative, like the one that Nicole DeVoss uses...