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Power Curation for Tech Savvy Educators

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Thursday, December 3, 2:00–2:45 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Lucy Gray  
The digital world can be overwhelming! How do educators navigate the plethora of tools and resources currently available especially for remote learning? Discover how to locate, evaluate and curate educational resources that will enhance your teaching. Explore digital tools and learn how to leverage social media effectively.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants should create Twitter, Wakelet and Diigo accounts before this session.
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
For Coaches:
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
  • Engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in organizational change and leadership, project management and adult learning to improve professional practice.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Educators have little time to explore and identify the best digital educational resources. How can they leverage existing free tools to find and organize materials that will support authentic and engaging lessons?

The purpose of this session is to provide participants with strategies and tools that will help them quickly and efficiently find the best educational resources, especially for remote learning, and leverage the most effective tools within their digital workflow. Curated tools and resources will ultimately support the development of standards-based, authentic, and engaging lessons for students. Also, teachers need to be adept with these tools and strategies in order to teach curation skills to students.

The presenter will document her own workflow and lead participants through her thinking as she demonstrates how she locates and curates high-quality educational materials. Participants will be encouraged to experiment and develop a workflow that meets their needs. Participants will also work together to share related information that will benefit the entire audience. Digital curation skills are even more important in this age of COVID-19 and remote learning.


I. Introductions - Using a polling app, participants will introduce themselves and share a resource that they recommend (10 minutes)
II. Demonstration 1 - The presenter will show participants strategies she regularly employs when mining social media for great tools and resources. (15 minutes)
III. Demonstration 2 - The presenter will show how curate and organize these resources using various tools such as Diigo, Wakelet, Evernote, Google Keep and more. (15 minutes)
IV. Participants will be divided up and will collaboratively crowdsource additional resources by an assigned subject area if breakout rooms are available. (15 minutes)
V. Conclusion and wrap-up - The presenter will remind participants where they can find accrued resources and will make suggestions for taking curation practices to the next level. (5 minutes)

Supporting research

Curation Situations: Let Us Count the Ways - Joyce Valenza

Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education - Paul Mihailidis

The Five Cs of Digital Curation: Supporting Twenty-First-Century Teaching and Learning - Mark E. Deschaine and Sue Ann Sharma

Getting Started with Content Curation in the Classroom - John Spencer

To Boost Higher Level Thinking Skills - Jennifer Gonzalez

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Lucy Gray, Actionable Innovations Global

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