Learn Every Day a Bit-With Curation

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===> Quote: Learn every day a bit, at the end it will make a lot of bytes! [Gust MEES] <===

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What is Curation?

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Let me start first, please, with an introduction to “Social Media” as “Curation” is part of “Social Media” and the “Sharing Culture“, check the video below to learn more (even BEST…):

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So, now I think you have understood about what it is really, it is about “Sharing“, first collecting information, analyzing that information with your “Critical-Thinking-Skills“, annotating the curated article, posting it online on your chosen curation service and sharing it with your “Personal Learning Network” (PLN).

With “Curation” the learner collects its own selected articles and by annotating them with his own comments and insights, he gives them a “value“! This “value” shows also other readers (as it is shared) why the curator has chosen that particular article! On this way “Curation” is even “BETTER” than a normal search request to the search-engines as it is handpicked and provided with a “Critical-Thinking” insight!

A very quick way of learning is created, I use it myself! My curated articles are chosen in a very selective way and mostly are from educational resources! Let me brag a bit: I was honored with the title of “Lord of Curation” from Scoop.it, one of the best if not even the BEST Curation-platform. This honor is given to the best curators. I am also present in the TOP10 curators from Scoop.it:

By checking the curated articles from (mostly) educational blogs and research papers you can make your own choice from which one you would like to learn, best way anyway is to read them all and to let your critical thinking decide, and learn on your own pace…

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Image source: Narration of Work from Howard JARCHE http://www.jarche.com/2013/02/ensuring-knowledge-flow-through-narration/narration/

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Here again my curation:

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How To Use Curation For Learning and Even Teaching

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I will give you some visual examples below who show you, so you can have a direct impression of it. No need to talk too much (what most of the teachers and educators do, sorry…), we go straight to the point…

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As you can see in the above screenshot, there is some text and also some links linking to similar content… The above screenshot is taken from ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?q=Why+%28And+How%29+Teachers

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Using Twitter for Professional Development

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By using ALSO Twitter together with Curation and by building up a “Personal Learning Network” (PLN) you are able to learn and to teach in the same moment! See above screenshot and also my insight with other links directing to important articles… When reading those curated articles and FREE courses you will be able to learn on a very quick way, try it out; here below the link to the related and curated article:

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Learn more:

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Learning at your own pace, being an “Autodidact“, a “Self-Directed Learner” brings you certainly the BEST way out for learning at a very quick way ;) NO stress, you chose what to learn (what fits BEST for you) and when you want to learn, you are NOT dependent on whatever!

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BUT How To use Curation for Teaching?

Once built up some topics with your curation, you have already some articles curated under the same “Tags

What are “Tags“?

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Tags in Scoop.it

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In the above screenshot you can see used “Tags” from our example from http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?q=Why+%28And+How%29+Teachers. You will remark that there are a lot, and that should be as you will better find back the curated article, as well as there will be a better ranking in the search-engines…

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Learn more about the “Tags” from Scoop.it here:

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Having created your “Tags” on ALL your curated articles you are able NOW ALSO to post Tweets on Twitter with a specific “Tag”, see example here:

===> #Update YOUR #knowledge and/or get ready 4 #learning about ===> #Curation <=== Check ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

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Stay tuned for the next blog

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