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I'm Not a Librarian, I'm a Curator: References

Guide to accompany 2014 presentation

How are curation tools used?

  • Foster discussion about current events.
  • Encourage students to become both content creators and curators.
  • Connect to experts outside class and to the world knowledge base.
  • Help students gain credibility and exposure.
  • Help students gain access to the ‘collective intelligence’ of the Internet.
  • Select and disseminate resources by class, subject area or topic
  • Provide quality resources students need for creating a particular project
  • Teach about curating to students and teachers and learning to critique information available on the web
  • Help students manage resources for projects and papers and keeping track of their online research efforts
  • Help teachers organize resources for units, projects and topics
  • Provide access to curated resources from home, school, classrooms, or anywhere
  • Linking from library media center webpage to resources for different disciplines, classes, teachers, projects, etc.
  • Embed curated collections on school library media center webpages to keep it current
  • Provide quick access to frequently used webtools and sites
  • Share great sites and articles with other library media specialists
  • Collect quality professional resources for teacher-librarians
  • Create pathfinders
  • Collect and share lesson plan ideas
  • Collect and share new curriculum related resources when the curriculum is changing
  • Provide resources to help teachers with specific research projects
  • Collect and disseminate the best webtools for different tasks or learners
  • Make lists of recommended resources more visual, appealing and useful.
  • Check out resources recommended by others with similar interests
  • Contact others who have similar interests to collaborate on ideas, projects, papers, publications, presentations
  • Annotate resources for students and teachers
  • Organize and disseminate new content as a sort of digital handout to students in online and flipped classrooms.
  • Introduce new acquisitions
  • Provide tutorials
  • Provide examples of quality projects
  • Create reading lists
    • Include enhancements like discussion questions, author commentary, and reviews
    • Summer lists
  • Provide gift ideas for students (or the library) for parents and others in the school community
  • Provide links to frequently used templates, clipart, copyright free images and sounds, etc.
  • Teach students to curate for their own learning and projects
  • Provide access to archived newsletters and reports
  • Save quotes and articles to use later
  • Highlight special resources and titles
  • Collaborate with teachers and other teacher-librarians to build quality collections
  • Collect bulletin board and display ideas
  • Display student work online
  • Collect and display resources on hot topics for students and/or teacher to reference each day or week
  • Make links easy to scan
  • Collect other curated collections
  • Create recommended book boards/collections
  • Introduce staff with photos, credentials, interests and bios
  • Collect resources about a special event, author visit, workshop, etc.
  • Showcase educational videos and webcasts
  • Create ebook collections along with information about devices and how to use them
  • Collect program and craft ideas
  • Collect ideas for a new, remodeled or dream library facility
  • Collect posters and quotations
  • Showcase apps, podcasts, book trailers or favorite webtools
  • Display reading strategies, state standards and correlated titles of literature supporting math or social studies topics.

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