Curating, Collaboration, and Blogging Tools
Curating and collecting resources can be done by teachers and students. This process can be compared to gathering books and resources at the library for students to use. For new-to-Web-Resources people, these tools may be a stepping stone to building a blog or Web site. They require very basic skills and are easy to share through social media.
On her blog, "Innovations in Education," Nancy White discusses the differences between curating and collecting and the pedagogical implications of these practices.
Symbaloo - Free. Bookmark and organize Web media in a visual matrix.
Wakelet - Free. AATF example. Excellent alternative to Pinterest! Curate & organize Tweets, videos, Web sites: anything that has a URL. Suggested for student portfolios.
Webjets - Free. Remarkable curation and collaboration tool for Web and computer-based resources. Ideal for student projects and teacher resources.
PearlTree - Free. Collect and organize Web sites into thematic "pearls."
Diigo - Free. Social bookmark, clip, annotate, and share Web sites using keywords. Collaborate with students or colleagues.
Livebinders - Collect and organize Web sites into thematic "pearls."
Blogger - Google-based blogs
Scoop.it - Create visual appealing online magazines
from online media sources.
Google Keep - Note keeping and organization tool. Matt Miller's post on educational uses.
WordPress - Blog authoring site
Paper.li - Publish topical online newspapers from
curated content sources.
Evernote - Clip information, build notes, save media, and share notebooks.
Typepad - Blog authoring site
Andrea Henderson's French class blog
Kidblog - Provide a safe and free space for class and
individual student blogs.