All this work just got a lot easier with Scoop.it. It allows a teacher, or groups of teachers, or teachers and students to be the curator of any topic by collecting gems for publication into your own site that can be shared with others.
This video overview shows how this works.
This can be a terrific learning tool whether it is the teacher, student, or both creating their Scoop Its. Some ideas are:
- Students working in cooperative groups can create a Scoop.it! about a topic of interest or study.
- Teachers can create Scoop.Its! about topics they are studying for professional development.
- Teachers can create Scoop.Its! about topics their students will be studying.
- Students and Teachers can look at existing Scoop.Its! to connect with others who share their interests and learn about interesting things. Here are some interesting Scoop.its! that I found about learning innovatively:
- Electronic Portfolio “Portfolios in Education”
- I was surprised and pleased to find an article from me here. This teacher uses Scoop.it! to collect materials for a class he is teaching.
- Mobile Learning today "Looking at the latest developments in eLearning and Mobile learning."
- iPads in Education “News, ideas and more on the use of iPads in the learning environment.”
- New Web 2.0 tools for education "A topic about new, changing, or even older Web 2.0 tools that educators could use for teaching both in the classroom or with online, elearning for higher education or high school."
- Technology in Education "Great resources for integrating technology and education."
- Homeschooling “Resources for homeschoolers and families considering homeschooling”