June 17, 2013

Are you a curator of information?

In this digital age, most people are sharing information daily. Sure, in many cases, it's insignificant commentary about something that might only interest a group of friends or family. Sometimes we share pictures and videos of loved ones.

What many educators, and certainly their students, fail to realize is that we are all curators of information, and this comes with a huge responsibility. While telling your Facebook friends or Twitter followers about your weekend is acceptable social behavior, it's equally important to share content that improves learning.

There are a myriad of tools available to help us easily curate information. You can learn more about them at www.learnitin5.com. One is Paper.li. It empowers the user to gather important stories, pictures and videos and create a virtual newspaper that can be shared in many ways. Consider what you have to share, while you check out this example.

Don't miss Mark's book ROLE Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom, now available in the ASCD store, Barnes & Noble and at Amazon.com

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