Content curation. It was a phrase slung around a lot about 5 years ago.
I wrote a lot about it then, in my IABC tech column etc. But today I have had to do some of this curation business when working on a lesson plan that has to be much more than links and words.
I began testing out a service called Lino (www.linoit.com) to create a new ‘wall’ to support lessons in my class. It’s a bit like Padlet which I began testing last year.
The first test is to use it for a class on Book Trailers – a way to combine script writing, and microphone use with creating a promotional ‘trailer’ for a book. Also collecting facts, pictures, sounds, music tracks, video and slide decks in one convenient place. This is what one page looks like:
Curation could become a lesson in itself, to help students understand how embed codes work, respecting copyright, crediting sources etc.
If you want to check them out try both.
- Padlet – www.padlet.com
- Lino – www.linoit.com