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Derrick Grose

Teacher-Librarians as Content Curators: Strong Contexts, New Possibilities - 13 views

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    Anita Brooks Kirkland explores an important aspect of the changing nature of teaching and learning in school libraries and the learning commons. As always, her theoretical considerations are attached to very practical applications that may be useful today!
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    Anita Brooks Kirkland explores the role of teacher-librarians as curators of digital collections in this column that integrates research with practical applications of new dimensions in teacher-librarianship.
Stephen Bright

Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it - 83 views

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    digital curation scoop.it page curated by Joyce Seitzinger @catspyjamasnz 
Inetta Emery

Understanding Content Curation - 70 views

  • My conclusion is that to do justice to using the term “curating” for educational resources, inquiry must be a part of the process. Part of this process is deciding what goes “in” to the collection – meaning many, many items are evaluated and set aside.
  • Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.” Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important. So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard.
  • curating, it seems that collecting serves primarily the needs or interests of the collector. With curating, a larger goal is to benefit not only the collector, but other potential learners as well. It is meant to be shared. And, both the process and the product of curating help the curator as well as those who view the curated collection to understand and to learn.
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  • learning that it generates. It gets back to my belief that learning is a social endeavor.  Participatory learning leads to increased understanding.  This led me to my next big understanding
  • understanding as a result of this inquiry.
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    good 'compare and contrast' between what is just collection of digital content resources and what the 'added value' of curation of digital resources means
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