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Content curation - how to avoid information overload
Steven W. Anderson
Paperback / softback
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Savvy internet consumption starts right here!

Teachers and students are constantly inundated with information, yet lack the organizational skill necessary to effectively utilize it. From Twitter hashtags to online communities, this handy guide will help you to find, store, and share the best information and resources found on the web today-and teach your students to do the same. Real-world tips, tools, in-depth examples and lesson plans help you systematically:

  • Understand the curation process

  • Find, collect, and share reliable web-based information

  • Build students' information literacy skills

  • Help students research and organize problem-based learning projects

  • Use cutting-edge curation tools like Evernote, Diigo, and Pocket

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Steven W. Anderson is a learner, blogger, speaker, educational evangelist, and Dad.As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology, he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning. He regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about the use of Social Media in the classroom and how they can better serve students through technology. Steven has been a presenter at several educational technology conferences, including ISTE, ASCD, FETC, VSTE, and numerous state and local conferences. He is also responsible in helping create #edchat, a weekly education discussion on Twitter that boasts over 500 weekly participants. Steven has been recognized with the the 2009 and 2011 Edublogs, Twitterer of The Year Award, a Microsoft Heros of Education Award, along with a 2013 Bammy Award - recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy - for his work with #edchat.

"Speaking from his own experience and perspectives as a learner, teacher, and educational leader, Steven Anderson brings clarity to a process that can be difficult and overwhelming. Steven offers tried and tested strategies and tools for evaluating, organizing, and sharing the vast amount of online content educators and students have at their fingertips. If you're drowning in digital content, this book is your life jacket. "
Jayme Linton, Assistant Professor of Education

"As we move further into a world of unprecedented access to content and information, it often feels as though we are drinking from the fire hose. In Content Curation,Anderson lays out concrete ways to make sense of the content in a practical manner to organize and utilize all of the rich contentavailable at the click of a mouse."

Josh Stumpenhorst, Teacher, Lincoln Junior High School

"As of now there are about 20 books in the Corwin Connected Educator Series, a seemingly ever-growing set of titles masterminded by Peter DeWitt and Corwin Press.Each book is short enough to be read in one sitting, which makes the collection ideal for book studies and professional development, both during the summer and throughout the school year. Also, each paperback is authored by one or two educators who speak (and blog, tweet, etc.) with a credible voice in the world of connected education. Some of the topics include:

  • Flipped leadership

  • Tools for connecting educators, parents, and communities

  • Blogging for educators

  • Best practices for establishing a makerspace

  • Tools to connect and empower teachers

Finally, all of the authors are active on social media, and they regularly present at local conferences, which helps in bringing to life the contents of these books."

Ross Cooper, Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12

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Education - Computer network resources - Evaluation.|Teaching - Computer network resources - Evaluation.|Internet in education.|Education - Effect of technologhical innovations on.
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