Why are we doing a four-part podcast series about content curation?
Because it’s a concept that is easy to understand, but not always easy to execute. It requires commitment, strategic thinking, and that most precious of resources: time.
But when you do it right, and do it right consistently, content curation can be a foundational building block of your authority.
My take – while I know this may seem a little Meta (because this will be curate elsewhere), I think it’s important for us (as insiders or outside experts) to have a good grasp of what curation means and what it can do for you.
The Learning And Design Principles Of Connected Learning
by Terry Heick
In 2015, no one should be hurting for compelling ed content. Sites like edutopia, The Tempered Radical, Langwitches, Justin Tarte, Cool Cat Teacher, Grant Wiggins’ blog, and dozens of others offer outstanding reading on a daily basis to help you improve the things that happen in your classroom. (And this list is frustratingly incomplete–they’re just the sites on my radar that I’ve been reading since I entered education.)
A bit more “fringe” are sites like TeachThought, Jackie Gerstein’s UserGeneratedEducation, the Connected Learning Alliance and DMLCentral.net, MindShift, and so many more–“fringe” due to their thinking that seems as interested in understanding what’s possible in a modern learning environment as they are what is. Pursuing excellence in the box while demanding to know what’s going on outside that box.
My take: While this article is focused more in the K-12/HE arena, it’s still valuable to explore the principles of connectivity and what it means to the improvement of learning. – MLS