Finding and Using Information . Curating. Seek – Sense -- Share.
Seek – Sense -- Share
Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information.
Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation.
PageRank works by counting the number and quality of links to a page to determine a rough estimate of how important the website is.
The underlying assumption is that more important websites are likely to receive more links from other websites.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results.
What is the biggest factor preventing students from doing an effective search?
Access the Encyclopedia Britannica on your iOS device
Username: saskPassword: trial
Read the Google result before clicking
To access Global Issues in Context on your
iOS device – download the
Access My Library – School Edition App
Password – livingsky1
Follow the experts in your area of study
Follow hashtags #
Create streams of information coming to you
Use a desktop app such as Tweetdeck to monitor information
Remember tweets also need to be cited!
What is the biggest factor preventing students from effectively evaluating information?
Know your topic!
Triangulation – use two other sources to support the information
Purpose (blogs, tweets, social media, people) – consider these sources in the context of your own knowledge
Examine the content
Ask about author and owner
Look at the links
Recognize the domain name? What is the name? What is the extension - what do they tell you?
Is the information useful and relevant to my topic?
Are additional resources and links provided?
Is the information current? When was it last updated?
Is there contradictory information? - triangulation
Results from a search on the author’s name
Who owns the site?
What is the history of the site?
Use the review ribbon in Word to format your works cited page or use an online tool such as BibMe
Share your project/learning online
Ask for feedback using Twitter
Respond to feedback
Revise your work accordingly
Use a tool such Weebly or a blogging platform to showcase your work