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. The curation tool that I currently use is Pinterest. I have always found this website fun and it has helped me spark my creative side when I see different pieces.

  2. I have previously used Evernote and I really liked it because of it’s accessibility when offline. It allows you to compile information or resources from the internet and organize it, but you can access it without the internet. As a result, I think this is a strong digital tool for teachers to use and refer to whilst in the classroom.

  3. I currently use Flipgrid, Pinterest, and Blogs as of late to find new ideas, share them, and bookmark them for future reference. I like to use these because lots of teachers my age use them and they are fairly easy to navigate. I would like to try Pocket and LiveBinders to store and gather information through my PLN.

  4. I currently use the curation tools Pinterest, Tik Tok, and Instagram to find, create and share new ideas as well as connect with others. I also just recently created a Flipboard which so far I’ve found useful for the same things; creating a personalized online magazine with content that I am interested in and willing to share. I find these curation tools to be so beneficial and I have learned so much from them simply because anyone can join and share their perspective on a variety of topics and everyone has access to information that is research-based, opinion-based, or both allowing for a customized experience for everyone.

  5. I’ve used Flipboard before and I liked it. I think it’s a great way to curate a place that has all the things you are interested in. Also, I think it’s a great space for visual learners because it highlights the images just as much as the words. Connecting words with images allows our brain to make connections.

  6. The curation tool that I use the most are Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok because I can organize my findings well and I know what each platform can provide since someone it’s endless and easy to share with others. I would like to learn more about Flipboard thought since this is my first time even hearing about the program.

  7. I use mostly use apps like Instagram, tik tok, youtube, snap chat, and those are curation tools. I could plan to try Pinterest and blogs but I have not heard of any of those other tools.

  8. This was my first time learning about curation tools besides Pinterest and flipboard. It was interesting to see how they work and how the different tools can be used. For me, wakelet stood out because of the organization feature that was included.

  9. My favorite curation tool would have to be Pinterest. This app is amazing for all hobbies, skills, and professions alike. It provides people with infographics, ideas, past experiences from others, and inspiration for a variety of topics. I have already used this app in the past with my other hobbies and I will continue to use it in my future career in education. I have used it already for some class activities where I had to plan out types of lessons for students. One tool that I hope to use in the future is Wakelet. This seems very good at organizing information online and that is something that I have struggled with in the past. Currently, I use methods like creating folders for my classes and other needs and organizing my files in there. This tactic always ends up in me losing some of my files somewhere along the way and I feel like using this app that has the cloud for storage is a huge step up.

  10. I never used flipgrid until my first year at VCU and I thought it was a great and easy to use for video submissions. It was simple and if I needed to redo it, it gave me an option to do so, which I really liked. Flipgrid was a great tool for classroom discussions during COVID when everything was virtual.

  11. I’m already familiar with Pinterest and love the format for browsing and saving posts. It’s an easy way to find resources, materials, and blogs. I like that teachers will post their Teachers Pay Teachers accounts, too. I’ve already bookmarked Evernote. It seems like a great organizational tool in general. I’m also interested in Flipboard. It looks clean and straightforward to use. I don’t want to be a hoarder! My resources need to be organized, otherwise, I know I won’t use them.

  12. The tool I use for news discovery, curation, and sharing currently would be Pinterest. I like how there is a wide range of ideas teachers can use in their classroom like classroom management, brain activity, or writer’s workshop. Over the years, I have made a folder and saved classroom ideas I could possibly use for my class and hope that I could use it. I think Pinterest is such a beneficial app that has helped so many others to find ideas. I would definitely still be using Pinterest to help me along the way.

  13. I’m excited to have discovered Livebinder during Step 6. I have really enjoyed exploring some of these new tools and I really like how Livebinder works as a curation tool, especially because I can use links to websites, YouTube videos, Flickr images, PDF/Microsoft Word documents, and QR codes to create a content hub around a specific topic or subject. I’m looking forward to exploring this tool more.

  14. Prompt 1: What is a tool you plan on trying? I don’t currently use and curation tools, but I have a sister that loves using Pinterest. I have always thought of Pinterest as more of an art site, but I’m glad to hear it can be used for curating education content. This is definitely a tool I plan on using in the future, especially since I can ask my sister for advice on how to use the website if I get stuck.

  15. A curation tool I currently use is Pinterest. I like Pinterest because it is easy to use and a personal tool. The images you pin influence other recommended pictures-which you can click on to find the source. I currently use it for lesson plan ideas, arts and crafts, and other things. I would like to learn how to use others, such as Flipboard as many other students recommend it!

  16. I currently only use Pinterest to discover new crafts, experiment, and other activities to do with my students. I enjoy how you can create boards on Pinterest to keep everything organized. I currently teach two-year old’s at a daycare and I create a Pinterest board for each weekly theme. I would like to explore flipboard, wakelet, and pocket. Another tool I have looked at and used is teachers pay teachers.

  17. Of the news discovery tools that they mentioned in this post the one that I use is Twitter. While twitter is a mixed bag, where there’s some helpful information in addition to information that’s inaccurate, I’ve found that if you follow official accounts that are verified, more often than not you can trust the information that they’re sharing on Twitter, and if you have any doubts you can always double check and verify what they’re saying with another news source. Another news discovery tool that I use, which wasn’t mentioned in this post is the Associated Press, which is an aggregate of news sources that publishes stories and updates about news issues worldwide, and I have found it to be a reliable source of information. Some curation tools that were mentioned in this post which I plan to try out are pinterest and blogs, which I believe can be a good source for sharing ideas and helpful information, as long as you verify what you’re taking from the website before you implement it into the classroom.

  18. Personally, I love flipboard and I use it for so many different assignments and class tools. ALso, a lot of my professors past and present use it a lot. I just really like how easy it is to use and create different things. I also love that people commenting can stay anonymous if they aren’t sure they want people to know who posted what. I just think it’s also a great tool to stay connected with your students.

  19. The only tool I’ve previously used is flipboard, and I intend to continue using it because I like how it works. I think I will also use diigo as a way of sharing resources for learning about history with my students. They can also use it as a way to share resources with me that they wish to use in the classroom or in a research paper, and I can make sure it is appropriate and/or accurate.

  20. I definitely fall into the Scrooge category of curators. I’m somewhat selective about what I pull down, but I don’t always use or distribute what I initially save for myself. Maybe I’ll take a quick note on a link when I’m in a “collector” mood then automate something to tweet out an article of the day/week for myself and others to read. That might be a good way to get some engagement from others and encourage myself to actually read the content I collect.

  21. The curation tool I currently use is Pinterest. I really enjoy this site because it provides a great deal of information on a wide range of topic. I would also like to learn more about some of the other options available for curation such as Livebinders and Flipboard.

  22. Pinterest is such an amazing tool for educators. It not only helps you find things like links to blogs and websites but things like ideas on how to decorate your classroom and fun activities you can give to your students. I plan on making my Pinterest more towards education as I get closer to being a teacher in my own classroom.

  23. I unfortunately do not use curation tools or apps as much as I should. I use Youtube, Instagram, and Tik Tok the most because I find that those that are curating their content on these platforms are clear and engaging. I have learned so many things from searching on these platforms to use for myself when I have my own classroom. I had not heard of the other curation tools on the list, though, other than pinterest. I have used pinterest before but sometimes I just do not know what to look for or how to find the right thing I need.

  24. I currently use Pinterest for new discovery and inspiration for classroom designs, room organization and setups, content delivery methods, and social emotional learning activities. I would like to try LiveBinders since it can include a variety of digital content to one central hub of information. It would be nice to keep all the educational resources and content that I come across and find interesting for my classroom later.

  25. I’m sure I’m one of a million that us pinterest for its widespread ideas and resources and overall cuteness. That was not something I was surprised to see in the curation module. In the new digital age, I really enjoy using Tik Tok. They are ways to connect with teachers all over the world and share or swap ideas.

  26. The one curation tool I really only use currently is youtube but I am really interested in using other platforms such as twitter for sharing and researching information and a platform like Wakelet to save and organize my resources.

  27. The tools I use for news discovery, curation, and sharing are Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. However, I have been getting back into Pinterest lately and would like to try using it more after I learned how useful it was to find ideas.

  28. Currently, the curation tools I use include Pinterest, blogs, and flipgrid. Pinterest has always been a favorite of mine as there are so many crafts and ideas and I love its format. Flipgrid was introduced to me during COVID for a class and after that, I loved the idea of sharing a face-to-face interaction through videos. Blogs have also been a favorite of mine as they share so many different resources and opinions for others to read. I do plan to try the wakelet tool as it looks like an interesting place to share stories.

  29. Tools that I currently use to look for information are instagram, facebook, tiktok, pinterest, and twitter. Since I look up a lot about education, that is all of what I see on those platforms. After looking through the list of other tools, LiveBinders stood out to me. I could see myself using this as a way to organize all of my thoughts and ideas for my classroom.

  30. I love looking into Pinterest for fun new ideas on any subject. I like looking for teaching ideas as well as creative ways to make the classroom environment warm and welcoming.

  31. Task #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?
    I use TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook for much of my news, curation, and sharing- especially local occurrences. I like that they have algorithms to keep information relevant. However, for a more privacy-friendly option, I have a friend who uses an “RSS feed”. Most news websites have a special link called an RSS; to access the link, you look for a logo that looks kind of like a tilted wi-fi signal logo. When you click on it, you can copy-paste it into an RSS reader. If you don’t see the logo, there are apparently ways to manually make an RSS link. You can access news content all in one place with it.

  32. I use teachers2Teachers, pinterest, etsy, and blogs for alot of my materials and lessons! There are so many creative people out that and I love to support them.

  33. I currently use Pinterest. I love using Pinterest because I get a lot of cool ideas for activities and lesson plans that I can use for when I am a teacher and I have my own classroom. A curation tool that I plan to try is Pocket because I find some interesting things on the internet that I like and it would be nice to store things all in one place rather than storing everything in different apps. I have no other tools to add that i’ve tried or heard about.

  34. Tools that I currently use to keep up with news, discovery, curation, and sharing are Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Evernote. Since these tools require for the user to specify their interests and likes, the algorithm keeps the information relevant.

  35. The one tool I have used from the list provided is Pinterest. I absolutely enjoy using it for anything. I love that you can find something and quickly be linked to the page. It is super easy to save and share. The other tool I found interesting from the list was Wakelet. I would try this because it seems to be similar to Pinterest. I feel like it is something I can use now and when I become a teacher. I also liked how it seems easy to organize which is great because sometimes we might want to save things for different reasons.

  36. Currently I use pinterest for inspiration with many things ranging from decor to lesson ideas. A curation tool I would try is Livebinder because I like the idea of having all my resources in one place so I don’t forget where things are.

  37. Curation is a vastly underrated skill, and essential in the world of the internet. Some of my favorite news sources are trusted individuals who provide precisely this service: A curated selection of essential, current reading for the day/week, pulled from a wide variety of sources. Quality curation, though, truly comes from experience in the field or with the topic at hand; one needs to know the ins and outs well enough, as well as where in all of the internet to find the best, most relevant material on the topic…and that takes time. This will also be a page I’ll be bookmarking for future reference.

  38. Currently, I like to use YouTube for my information when it comes to education. However, I like to use Pinterest and I didn’t really think of it as a useful tool for educators until now. I think I will now create an alternate account for my educational resources and start to use it for that. It seems like a great place for inspiration.

  39. Tools I use now are Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok. All these tools are easy to use and help you connect with people all over the world to share ideas. Some that I plan to use that I learned about from here are Scoop.it, it looks simple to use.

  40. Pinterest is one of the best tools to use. It has ideas for lessons, activities, creative ideas for classrooms, teaching outfits and more. It has everything. Pinterest is my go to for everything. Also teachers pay teachers is great. It has free items for you to use along with well priced activities and lessons as well. For news I often look at edutopia it always has good information and local for virginia as well.

    1. I do use many of the listed curation tools listed (currently for personal uses) I use YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, and Pinterest because I find that those are very useful tools that allow me to be creative and students to understand easily. I think these tools will be so helpful in the classroom.

  41. I’ve only used two of the curation tools which are Pinterest and Blogs. I like Pinterest because I like that I can create boards of things that I can sort of categorize. I’m looking forward to trying LiveBinder because I like the way it’s organized and categorized similarly to Pinterest.

  42. The only tool I currently use is Pinterest. I love using Pinterest when I am struggling to come up with creative ideas or projects. During step 5 I signed up for Flipboard, so I look forward to exploring and using that tool. In the future, I think I will definitely see myself using more of these digital tools. I like the idea of Live Binder because it seems like a safe space to be able to store all my resources for several different topics. I also like the idea of diigo because it is a space where you can share ideas and resources both publicly and privately.

  43. One curation tool that I would like to start using more is blogs. There is a lot of professional development opportunities and information that I am not currently seeing without reading blogs. After reading through a few blog posts I have become interested in reading more, and seeing how greatly this can impact my classroom. As well as gaining ideas to better myself for my students.

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