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Welcome to the sixth and penultimate step in our free professional learning series on building your PLN.

In this activity you will explore:

  1. What content curation is and the benefits of content curation.
  2. A simple framework for getting started with content curation.
  3. A range of different tools that you can choose from to make content curation easier.

What Is Content Curation?

We are living in an era of information overload. There is so much content shared online that we actively seek out people who have good content curation skills to help us “sort the wheat from the chaff”.

A person with good curation skills saves us time by sifting through the vast abundance of content on the internet to select the best, most relevant resources on a specific topic or theme. The curator organizes, manages, and collates for their own use and shares with us.

If you look closely at most educators with a high following on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram you’ll notice that most are great content curators and share excellent resources.

Their sharing and content curation skills helped them build their PLN.

information hydrant
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Will Lion via Compfight

Video: What Is Content Creation?

This 90 second video provides a useful overview of content creation.

21st Century Content Curation

Of course, content curation is nothing new. It has been an important skill for hundreds of years — think of newspapers, art galleries, museums, or simple storytelling.

Teachers have always been curators too — bringing together the most worthwhile materials to help their students learn. In the past, this might have been limited to books, posters, concrete materials, guest speakers, etc. But of course, there are so many wonderful digital resources available now too.

Content curation has been happening since the beginning of time in some form or another; however, it’s becoming increasingly worthwhile and complex as the volume of information online continues to increase.

21st century content curation can involve finding, verifying, organizing, annotating, remixing, creating, collating, and sharing.

This might sound overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. Luckily, there are some excellent free digital tools for content curation which we’ll explore in this post.

The Benefits Of Content Curation

The main reasons why educators curate content include:

  1. To find, organize, and manage information and resources on specific topics.
  2. To stay informed about the latest information on specific topics which leads to professional growth.
  3. To learn through the process. As you search for and curate the best resources, you reflect on their value and you may develop new ways of thinking.
  4. To help build their PLN. Networks actively seek and follow good content curators because they save us time.
  5. To learn how to curate themselves so they can teach students how to curate content for research, their interests, and passions. Curation is an important part of being digitally literate.

Learn more about students as content curators in this excellent short video by John Spencer.

The Curation Process

We made this diagram to simplify the process of content curation. Feel free to use it on your blog or share with others.

Read, Editorialize, Share -- The Basics Of Content Curation Edublogs PLN Teacher Challenge

1) Read — Visit your favorite blogs or social media accounts, use curation tools like Flipboard or Feedly, or perhaps subscribe to newsletters. This consumption might mostly include text-based materials but don’t forget podcasts and videos too.

FILTER — Before moving on to the next step, you need to filter. You do not just want to share anything and everything. Check out Are You a Curator or a Dumper? by Jennifer Gonzalez. You also need to verify and make sure you don’t share anything that might not be true.

2) Editorialize — Here is where you need to add your own touches to your findings to help others. This involves considering your audience and what they might be interested in. You might even put together a few similar resources that complement or contrast each other.

CREATE — Before sharing, you might consider if you could create something with the content. This could be putting your favorite quote on a graphic to make your findings more shareable. Or maybe you could make your own infographic to share based on your findings.

3) Share — As we’re discovering throughout this PLN series, you can share with your PLN in a wide range of ways. Commonly, teachers will share with their network via their blog or social media. Sometimes you might want to compile resources together into one location using a tool like Wakelet, Google Docs, or Padlet. Once you share, be willing to interact with your PLN. Invite them to comment by asking questions and don’t forget to reply to any comments. Needless to say, when you’re sharing other people’s work, you should make it clear where it’s from.

Note: we’ll be explaining the tools mentioned above further on in this post. 

Examples Of Shared Content On Twitter

Content curation is not just finding a link and putting it in a tweet. Your PLN is not going to get much value out of that.

As the curator, you can challenge yourself to do a little more from time to time.

Here are some examples of curated work from educators.

Tony Vincent is well known for his graphics he creates for social media. These are always shared extensively.

Shannon McClintock Miller put together this Padlet with ideas of books to celebrate International Dot Day.

Jake Miller regularly makes GIFs to enhance his tweets which are well received by his followers.

Quotes are always popular additions to tweets. Check out our post on quotes if you want to learn how to make your own.

Sketchnoting has taken the edtech world by storm over the last few years. Julie Woodard is well known for her excellent sketchnotes which are a great way to visualize and summarize content. Here’s an example:

BookSnaps are a popular choice for sharing snippets of professional reading. Tara Martin coined the term BookSnaps and you can read more about them on her website.

Here is an example of a simple BookSnap from Jennifer Tod.

Emojis can catch a reader’s eye and make a nice addition to a summary for the time poor.

Digital Curation Tools

There are a plethora of free digital tools you can use to help with content curation.

Tools generally fall into one of these three categories.

  • News discovery tools — Use your preferred news discovery tool to select and aggregate the content. News discovery tools save time by feeding you the most relevant content. Examples of news discovery tools include Feedly, Flipboard, Nuzzle, and following a hashtag on Twitter.
  • Curation tools — Use your preferred curation tools to display your content with context, organization, annotation, and presentation. Examples of curation tools include Scoop.IT, Flipboard, Diigo, Wakelet, LiveBinder, or a blog.
  • Sharing tools — Select which networks you share your curated content on. For example, you might share the content on Twitter and Facebook. Some people will choose to follow your curated content via your curation tools (such as follow you on Scoop.IT, Pinterest, Flipboard Magazine, or Diigo).

Overview Of Popular Curation Tools

Which tools you use, and how you curate, is very personal.

You might have a set workflow that you follow regularly, or you might dip in and out of using different tools depending on your mood and needs.

We’ll now provide a snapshot of how some of the more popular curation tools work. These include:

  • Blogs
  • Wakelet
  • Nuzzel
  • Pocket
  • Diigo
  • Evernote
  • Flipboard
  • LiveBinders
  • Pinterest
  • Scoop.it


Blogs posts are a popular way of curating content because:

  • You can dive deeper and write a detailed elaboration. You may find that the act of writing helps to transform your vague ideas into well structured thoughts.
  • You can customize and organize vast amounts of information in meaningful ways.
  • You might write a post about a single article you’ve read, or create a round-up post. This is where you share links to great content from multiple sources about a specific topic. Ideally, you’d add your own short annotations too.

Refer to Silvia Tolisano’s post on blogging as a curation platform for more information.

Check out these examples of educators who curate content using blogs:

For those who are new to blogging, we recommend you work through our personal blogging series. This series takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up your own personal educator blog.


Wakelet allows you to save, organize and tell stories with content from around the web.

This is a relatively new tool that is becoming very popular with teachers.

You can sign up for free or create a quick collection without signing up. There’s also a browser extension to save links from the web.

Your collections can be public or private. You can also embed collections on any blog or website.

Here’s a simple example:

Find out more about Wakelet including how to get set up and how to use it in the classroom in this post. 

4 steps to getting started with Wakelet by Kathleen Morris


Nuzzel logoNuzzel is a ‘news monitoring and research tool’.

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook you might have found that it can be serendipitous in nature. You sometimes just ‘see what you see’ and there are no guarantees that you won’t miss the most interesting or important stories.

When you sign up for a free Nuzzel account you can get a curated email sent to you daily with the top stories from the people you follow.

This is really handy to stay abreast of important stories. You can then explore those links and decide whether they’re worth sharing with your PLN.

With Nuzzel, you can curate your own newsletter for your followers too. You can include stories you find interesting and add a personal touch with a headline and comments.

Your PLN can subscribe to your newsletter and you can share it on social media like Troy Hicks has done here.


Sometimes you’re browsing the web or social media and you come across an interesting article, video, or link. You’d like to read it but you might be short on time.

This is where Pocket comes in. You put that item ‘in your Pocket’ for later.

You can save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Feedly, or Flipboard. You can view it again when you’re ready — from your computer, phone, or tablet. You can even view the item when you’re offline.

When you’ve reviewed the items you’ve saved, you can then decided if there are any you’d like to share with your PLN.

The ad-supported version of Pocket is totally free.

Watch how this user reads his saved articles on the Pocket app.


Diigo is a free social bookmarking tool that allows users to share online resources like websites, articles, and online tools in a private or public group format.

The benefit of using a social bookmarking tool is it allows you to organize and store your bookmarks online rather than in the browser of your computer.

This means you can log into your account, on any device, at any time, and easily find your bookmarks.

Watch the following video by Ms. Lamm to learn more about Diigo.

Check out these examples of how these educators use Diigo:

  1. Vicki Davis
  2. Vicky Sedgwick
  3. Anne Mirtschin


Evernote enables you to collect information, curate resources, find your resources, and share with others all from the one workspace.

With Evernote, your notes, web clips, files, images, and voice memos can be sorted into folders, tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched, and accessed whenever you need them on any of your devices.

Evernote also enables you to view, input, and edit data even when offline.

Watch this short overview by Lindsey Maczynski about curation using Evernote.

Note: While there are still many teachers who enjoy using Evernote, changes to the free plan in 2016 resulted in some educators switching to other options. 


Flipboard was originally designed as a social network aggregation, magazine-format app for iPad in 2010. It’s now the most popular of the magazine-like content aggregation apps.

Flipboard’s strength is you are able to bring your social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn into one location alongside your favorite news sources and anything else you like to read, or watch (like YouTube). On top of this, it’s easy to share your favorite content with your social networks and easy to curate your favorite content into Flipboard magazine(s).

Watch this video to learn more about Flipboard.

Flipboard is a powerful tool for curating your favorite content into magazine(s).

The benefits of using a Flipboard magazine include:

  1. Quickly curating and sharing articles you like directly to your own magazine from within Flipboard (or using the Flip It bookmarklet in your web browser), while also sharing the articles with your social networks at the same time!
  2. Other Flipboard users can subscribe to your Flipboard magazine(s) allowing them to easily read the articles you like to share.
  3. Anyone who clicks on a link can read your magazine using their web browser regardless of whether or not they have a Flipboard account.

Here are links to some example Flipboard Magazines:

Watch this video to see how Sue Waters uses Flipboard.

You’ll find detailed step-by-step instructions on how to set up and use Flipboard here.


LiveBinders is your digital binder for all of your online content and learning.

With your LiveBinder, you can create a central hub full of resources on a topic that you choose. Almost everything that you can think of can be added to your LiveBinder – links to websites, YouTube videos, Flickr images, PDF/Microsoft Word documents, and QR codes are just some examples of rich content for your LiveBinder.

Check out Joy Kirr’s Genius Hour LiveBinder to see how Livebinder can be used for curating resources.

Click here to open this binder in a new window.

Refer to the Educator’s Guide to LiveBinders to get started.


Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board or pinboard that allows you to find and curate images, videos, or websites.

The visual aspect of Pinterest is a key reason why it’s captured the interest of so many.

You add items to your Pinterest accounts using pins. A pin is a visual bookmark which could be an image, video, slideshare, or a web clip of a site.

When you click on a pin it takes you to the site where the pin was sourced from so you can learn more.

Some people think of Pinterest as a social media platform but it’s really more like a search engine. Pinterest calls itself a visual discovery engine.

Watch this video tutorial to learn more about Pinterest.

You can check out how we use Pinterest here.

Examples of educators using Pinterest to curate and share:

  1. Eric Sheninger
  2. Larry Ferlazzo
  3. Vicky Davis
  4. Cult of Pedagogy


Scoop.it allows you to create a web page to share what you find interesting with the world.

It does this combining clever curation tools that make it easy to gather content in one place with a wide range of sharing functionalities to let people know about your Scoop.it page.

Watch this video to learn more about Scoop.it.

Check out these examples of how Scoop.it can be used:

For more information on Scoop.it refer to how to keep your content fresh with Scoop.it.

Curation Pitfalls

Kay Oddone created this diagram based on a presentation by Joyce Seitzinger.

It summarizes some of the pitfalls you want to avoid as a content curator.

Content Curation Pitfalls
Image by Kay Oddone

The Hoarder: a curator who collects everything indiscriminately, who doesn’t organise their content, and doesn’t share – this is really closer to simple aggregation than curation.

The Scrooge: one who, similarly hoards their information – although they may organise their collection, they don’t share either; one of the key purposes of educational content curation!

The Tabloid (or National Enquirer): a collector who indiscriminately collates everything together, and generously shares this aggregation, whether others want/need it or not!

The Robot: a curator who uses tools to shares automatically, with no context related additions or value adding; in this case, the curation is really no better than providing a list of Google search results.

Avoiding these pitfalls is what differentiates the effective content curator from those simply ‘collecting’ content.

Visit Kay’s post to learn more about content curation.

Create Your Own Workflow

Remember, while there are tools that can help with the aggregation and organization of all the great resources you’re coming across, technology can’t do the curation. This is the job for a human who knows their audience (their PLN).

We encourage you to try out the following process if you’re ready to give content curation a go:

  1. Find the tool(s) that you prefer to use for news discovery, for curation, and for sharing.
  2. Curate the content that helps you, and is helpful for others.
  3. Make it part of your routine to curate and share content.

As you get going and try different tools, your wants and needs might evolve. You’ll figure out the pros and cons of different tools as you use them.

Stick with it and you’ll begin to develop your own workflow that works for you!

Want to see an example of a workflow?

Richard Byrne is a master curator, keeping hundreds of thousands of teachers in the loop on a daily basis. Watch how he uses Feedly and Google Keep together.

Watch David McGavock’s video to see how he use Netvibes, Scoop.IT, and Diigo as his curation and learning tools.

Your Task

It’s now time to take action!

We’d like you to add your voice and ideas to our ongoing conversation about PLNs by undertaking one or more of these challenges:

  1. Review our list of popular curation tools. Leave a comment on this post to share what tools you currently use (and why) for news discovery, curation, and sharing. Tell us which of the curation tools you plan to try and why. Do you have any other tools to add that you’ve tried or heard about?
  2. Set up an account. Choose one of the popular curation tools such as Flipboard, Nuzzel, Scoop.it, or Pinterest. Sign up and leave a link to your account so others can take a look and follow you.
  3. Interesting tweet. Find an example of a tweet where someone has curated and shared some information in an interesting way. Maybe they included a summary, visual, sketchnote, GIF, or quote. Share the link to the tweet so we can take a look!
  4. Write a post on your blog. Share your own thoughts about curation. Please include @edublogs if you tweet your post so we can share your post with our network. Leave a comment with a link to your post so we can read it! In your blog post, you might like to cover topics like:
    • What do you see as the advantages of curating content?
    • What tips do you have for newbies?
    • What did you learn about content curation that you didn’t know?
    • What are your future goals for content curation?
    • How could you teach your students something about content curation?

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  1. I have just set up a Feedly account and added Diigo. I really like Diigo and will be using it frequently for both school and home. I will be getting a personal account as well.

    • Kristen L Rosenberry
  2. This class is very helpful. I have a course on content curation and I am offering it for a new group and I updated my content with some of this information and I will adapt the task . Thanks.
    Iolanda Cortelazzo UTFPR Curitiba PR Brasil

    • Iolanda Bueno De Camargo Cortelazzo
  3. Wow! I was already using many of these curation tools but not in this capacity. I use Evernote for documenting RTI, accommodations, and behavior documenting. Never thought of putting all my math sites and info in a Livebinder or a notebook on Evernote and be able to share that with my team members for PLC. Now I have a way to organize it instead of clogging up my Google Drive with pictures and docs.

  4. I use pinterest but I have become so overwhelmed with it – that I rarely venture back to my account. I need to clean it out one board at a time and just keep the information that is relevant. I am excited to try out Pocket because I come across articles all the time and just bookmark them for later exploration. When I go back to these I am overwhelmed or I don’t remember how or why I wanted to use the content. I am committed to starting a pocket account this week because I am teaching new classes at my university so I have to explore new to me content. Combining this with wakelet or padlet will help me bevbetter organized and more intentional in my teaching,

    • Vanessa Christine Boryenace
  5. The only one from this list that I currently use is Pinterest. I love how pinterest provides a great visual. I have used LiveBinder in the past, and I have a colleague that uses Evernote. I think I will take a look at Flipboard. It seems like the information on Flipboard would be easy to find and access.

    • Caitlin Slinkerd
  6. From this list I currently only use Pinterest as a means for content curation. I think it is very nice because I’m a very visual person where images stand out to me more than words. Seeing all of the vast examples of what teachers have created on this site and then being able to normally click the images and see the original blogs where they came from.

  7. Of the sites listed, I currently only use Pinterest. I feel like since it bases the next pins that I see based on the ones I have interacted with, a lot of the work is taken out of the experience and I can just scroll through my feed and find decent ideas. Nuzzel sounds interesting, as it seems it does part of the curation for you as well.

  8. I currently use Pinterest the most and I hadn’t thought of any other useful tools until reading this post. I plan to try using Pocket because there are times that I would like to read an article but I don’t have time. This would give me an opportunity to save great reads for later.

    • Deihjzia Fountain
  9. I am using Pinterest which allows me to find and curate images, videos, or websites easily as well as twitter. and I would like to use Flipboard that seems easy to access and anyone can read my article even if he is not using it.

    • lubna m othman
  10. Dr.Sermons Retweeted

    Richmond Public Schools
    Apr 3
    In addition, to help families find food sites, we have created a map showing all of our meal distribution locations. Please share this information with your family and community. Find more info and the interactive map here: http://rvaschools.net/covid-19-food

    Above is an interesting tweet regarding a map for meal distribution centers due to school closures in Richmond, Va. The tweet has a link embedded in the image to a page with the locations.

  11. I have never really used curation tools to any extent.

    LiveBinders was required for a couple course assignments, but it is not a tool I would readily use. It reminds me of OneNote, which is easier to use. I’m not sure I can share OneNote outside of my organization though… I’d have to do more research.

    A number of years ago, I created a Pinterest account to see what all the hype was about and created one board of Halloween art projects. Until I checked it out again this morning, I wouldn’t have been able to say what I had pinned.

    I’m liking Feedly, so I’m planning on checking out Google Keep that Richard Byrne mentioned in his video. Perhaps that will appeal to me more than some of the other options.

  12. pinterest: villanuevaa2

    • Audrey Villanueva
  13. Curation is a tough one for me. There is a huge advantage of curating content, I would suggest for newbies starting out small and then building on that. I learned that curating can be used in just about all aspects of education and everyday life.

  14. I currently use blogs, pinterest, and twitter as my curation tools. All three of these are great ways for me to learn new information and find some ideas that I might be able to use in my classroom. One tool I might use in the future is Flipboard, I like the idea of information being so easy to find as well as being so easy to share on my other social media sites.

    Here is an interesting tweet I found that was curated: https://twitter.com/xpateducator/status/1248880525495791617?s=21

  15. Pinterest: brookemflowers

    • Brooke Flowers
  16. I use Pinterest a lot and I read different Blogs. I like the ideas posted on Pinterest because many of them can be used for my classroom. At the beginning of the school, there are great ideas on back to school activities and projects. Also, I like the arts and craft projects because it allows students to be hands-on. I would like to learn more about Diigo because I like learning from others about new resources.

  17. I currently use Pinterest and just recently got a Twitter. I feel like this platforms are easy to use. I really enjoy use Pinterest because of the different boards that can be created and it helps organize my pins and resources so I can find them all in one place! I’ve used Evernote before and like the idea of it, although it is not something I currently still use. I like how it can be accessed on any device, but it was just something I did not continue using. Google Drive is my favorite document storage system. Right now, I use Google Drive ALL the time to store important information and resources. Everything I make for work goes to Google Drive so I can always access it and also share it with colleagues. I also like that things are organized in folders and you can change the color of folders too.

    • Linda Sengdara
  18. Out of the popular curation tools mentioned, I use Pinterest and Twitter. I like these tools because of its easy accessibility and use. The ideas provided on these tools are very helpful and quick to find. I would like to try Flipboard. It seems very similar to Pinterest. I like how you can organize and keep your saved articles in one place. This makes it easy to find and access information.

  19. Using outside avenues and things that you can bring to life in your classroom are so beneficial to your students. The only avenues that I currently use are Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers. I use these to get ideas for anchor charts and different activities in the classroom to make lessons more exciting and engaging when there might not be like those laid out in the lessons and the standard overviews.

  20. Pinterest is my favorite and most used curation tool. This curation tool allows me to see pictures and get inspiration for my own classroom. Pinterest allows me to save pins that I find interesting and many of the pins link to a blog or site that further describes the educational strategy, organization, etc. that is shown in the picture.

    • Aubrey Desmet
  21. I have used Pinterest multiple times while student teaching. This tool helps me find new and engaging ideas for lessons. The site also helps me be able to share my ideas as well.

  22. I currently use Facebook. Facebook is the only tool that I am familiar with. I do have several early education pages that I follow and share some of their ideas and posts on my Facebook page. I am interested in taking the time to explore Pinterest and possibly signing up to enhance my PLN experience.

    • Kristi Tataleba
  23. I use Pinterest and Twitter the most out of the curation tools listed. I love looking on Pinterest for new ideas and content. Twitter has also become something that I look at daily.

  24. Review our list of popular curation tools. Leave a comment on this post to share what tools you currently use (and why) for news discovery, curation, and sharing. Tell us which of the curation tools you plan to try and why. Do you have any other tools to add that you’ve tried or heard about? I use Pinterest. Pinterest has so many different ideas for pretty much everything. If i’m looking for a craft or lesson idea I go to Pinterest to find ideas. I can share what I find and I can pin it and save it for later.

    • Alyssa McGhee
  25. I use Pinterest, and I love it!! i pin and use so many ideas for my classroom as well as search for ideas not only for lesson plans but for many many other things. Follow me JenniferKitko

    • Jennifer Kitko
  26. The only one of these tools that were mentioned that I currently use is Pinterest. I don’t have “education” content on my pinterest though. My personal pinterest has two boards on it currently, one with cute recipes, and the other with prom/wedding photos. Follow me on pinterest: els1112246

  27. I have used Pinterest for years as a resource for ideas for lessons, activities, organization, etc. I love using Evernote and Flipboard as well! In the future, I am going to try out using Nuzzle and Wakelet as I continue to grow professionally.

    • Casey Leigh Essinger
  28. Pinterest is my favorite curation tool to keep up with new ideas and sharing them. Pinterest allows the user to organize ideas and links within “boards” or categorizes. I like using Pinterest because it allows a photo to be linked to the blog, website, social media account, etc giving easy accessibility to find what you are looking for. The website also saves “pins” or each picture/idea allowing the user to search for very specific things. Pinterest has been one of the best tools I have found.

  29. I currently use Pinterest as my tool, and I love all of the ideas and resources I have been able to find. Flipboard is a tool I can see myself using in the future!

  30. I would like to use wakelet and nuzzle in my class. Both of these tools seem very useful for research and project-based assignments. These assignments are ones that I like more because they allow students to show different skills and be original in the way they present the information.

    • Steele Clowers
  31. I currently use pinterest for classroom themes, crafts, food ideas, worksheets and holiday ideas.

  32. I would love to incorporate pinterest as a curation tool in my classroom! I think it’s a great resource that can be used to gather ideas and incorporate my own and share them.

  33. Pinterest is my curation tool of choice! I use Pinterest to get inspiration for decorating my future classroom, activities for my students, and fun treats I can make my students for special occasions. Pinterest also includes other awesome teacher resources!

  34. I love to use Pinterest as a way to find different things in my classroom. I also love using Teachers Pay Teachers as a way to find different activities. I love finding activities that others have created and determining how they would best work in my own classroom with my own set of students. I also am sure to look at the activities and assignments that my state has created and posted on their online website for all teachers.

  35. My current curation tool of choice is Pinterest. Pinterest appeals to the visual learner by allowing users to save images to specific boards. Pinterest allows users to find and save websites using bookmarks. It acts similar to a search engine. Pins can be shared through social media.

  36. I don’t currently use a curation tool, but I think there is one curation tool that I have read about that I will really use. The curation tool that I can really see myself using is LiveBinder. This tool allows me to compile the resources that I find into one digital binder. One thing that I has frustrated me in my attempt to continue learning about the teaching profession is the fact that I can’t get organized with all of the materials and resources I come in contact with. I just continuously screenshot material or copy links and put them into my notes on my phone. Now, by using LiveBinder, I can compile all of my materials and resources that I find into one single place. This will keep things more organized for me.

  37. I am a newbie, just started today, and so many choices on this lesson, it was a little overwhelming. I have used pinterest for recipes, but I see it can have a lot more application.

  38. Currently, my favorite resource is Pinterest. It is easy to use and easy to go back and find what I am looking for on my boards. They have great ideas.

  39. I would like to start using Pinterest to help me get creative in how to engage my students using graphs, worksheets, discussion posts, interactive bulletin boards and to see what other teachers in the field are doing in their own classrooms and what is successful. I like how many ideas Pinterest has for assessing students.

  40. I currently only use pinterest and blogs out of the list given. I feel like they are pretty simple to use, so i feel comfortable using them to gain information.
    Pocket sounds really interesting though, so i will have to check that one out. I constantly find things online that I don’t have the time to read through or view, so it would be nice to be able to hold onto those things until later!

    • Heather Knowlton
  41. This was a really helpful blog post! I currently use Pinterest to pin and curate things that I want to look at later or I want to revisit at some other time but Flipboard really sounds interesting so I will be checking that one out.

    • Michelle Higdon
  42. I have been needing curation tools for quite a while now, and I didn’t realize what I was missing! This list and accompanying descriptions of the resources has opened my eyes to tools I didn’t know existed. I’m going to sign up for Pocket immediately. This one sounds very easy, and sounds like exactly what I need. I’m always finding resources that I want to come back to later, but I never remember where I saw them. Putting it in your “pocket” appeals to my visual brain. I’m also super intrigued by Flipboard, and I’d like to try it. It looks like not only a great way to collect content for my PLN but also a great tool for teachers to use in the classroom.

    • Mary Mendelin
  43. The idea of content curation is something that I have only considered briefly before. The concept, of organizing information in a format that most helpfully shows the connections between ideas, is clearly something that teachers do for their students. To teach students how to do this as well, I think, is a necessity in this information age where the amount of content is staggering and there is a great need to make organized sense of it. I read this post by Jennifer Gonzalez (https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/curator-or-dumper/) before reading this page and it was incredibly helpful in giving me a clearer perspective on how teachers organize information for their students. Some of the curation tools listed on this page I will definitely be exploring more especially Nuzzle and Diigo. I think the tip, of curating content that is helpful to you, is a paramount filter to know if something might be helpful to others in similar situations to your own.

    • Matthew Kitchen
  44. Having read the post, I realized that I am rather someone between the Scrooge and the Tabloid, than a good content curator 😀 Now I’ve got to learn to be an effective one 😉

    I plan to try Pinterest and Wakelet, and choose between the two.

    • Nadia Matveyeva
  45. I created a Pocket account (I had never heard of it before) and saved some things to it to read later, including some of the articles from this post about wavelet and scoopit!

    • Tammi Lynne Cooke
  46. The only tool that I currently use for news discovery/curation is Pinterest, but I plan to try Nuzzel and Pocket for news discovery, LiveBinders for curation, and use my personal blog/social media sites to share my creations. I hope to become better at content curation so that I can share this knowledge with my students and help them become better at organizing information in a way that helps them learn best!