Curation – Professional Learning Project – Part 2

Stacia Johnson and I have been learning independently and working together to formulate an understanding and practical knowledge of curation and curation platforms.  I ended my last post with these thoughts.

What are my next steps?  How will I engage myself in my inquiry?

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Curation: Professional Learning Project

Along with Stacia Johnson @staciajo33, we are exploring our love of information in new and exciting ways.  You can see her journey and insights on her blog.

I’ve always been a gatherer of information.  I’ve always enjoyed sharing what I know, sometimes randomly and sometimes purposefully.…

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Curated Learning Networks

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Curation

Over the last few weeks of reading ETMOOC posts I’ve noticed that sometimes I leave a post open in a browser tab for days.  These posts-to-return-to-when-I-have-more-time exhibit a common feature – many of them contain infographics or interesting visual representations. In an activity like ETMOOC numerous open tabs is not a viable solution, so I decided to curate.…

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With a little bit of help from my friends

Last week I posted a curation workflow diagram which received a lot of positive comments from people inside the #etmooc community and outside:

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I was amazed and delighted by this response, and I think it is a good example of the power of connected learning.…

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Leveraging for Legacy

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image: my student, Sam St. John

I’ve been really enjoying participating in #etmooc, and the last Blackboard session with Alec got me thinking of connectivism again. Each year I have my IB Theory of Knowledge students read “Knowing Knowledge” by George Siemens (2006)

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Last year we had a lively socratic circle activity with a Twitter backchannel, but this year I decided to include the reading and obligatory reflection in their semester exam.…

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content curation and mismatching socks

As anybody that knows me would tell you, I am a very disorganized person. I ten to leave all my documents (passports, ID, etc)  in a drawer (ok, but which one?), spare photocopies all piled up in a very old box which looks like about to explode at any time, bank notes and coins all over the place (pockets, on tables, inside books…).…

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Getting Organized

I jumped into ETMOOC without much preparation. So now I am going back and thinking things through. 

What do I want from this experience?
* I am hoping this will push me to try out some new things – to push myself to put myself out there.… Continue reading

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Getting Organized

At the beginning of last week I said to myself – what is a MOOC? Today I’m through my first week of ETMOOC and so far it’s going very well. What is a MOOC? I’ll let this video explain:

The resources organized on the ETMOOC blog were very helpful, but most helpful was the second part to the previous video by Dave Cormier entitled Success in a MOOC.…

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Social Bookmarking vs Content Curation

I just finished watching the archive of “Introduction to Social Curation.”  The session opened my eyes to yet another reason why the development of a PLN is important and why it is so important to ‘give back’ or ‘pay it forward.’  One of the slides shared during the session stated, “It is based on reciprocity and a level of trust… that each party is actively seeking value-added information for the other.”  As the instructional technology specialist for a K-8 school, I considered it my job to collect (or curate) information for my teachers, parents and students on a variety of topics and subject areas. Continue reading

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