Digital curation is a process of establishing and developing long term repositories of digital assets. These are the same assets that are now being used by researchers, scientists, historians, writers and scholars.. These are the research skills found to be important for today's student that are spelled out within the components of digital literacy. To help students function in a society where information access is growing out of proportion is to teach students about how to use curation tools. This is a new skill that needs to be developed. It is a digital literacy skill that will help students to research appraise and manage digital information into sustained compilations. The teaching of curation tools will improve a student's ability to access quality of information as it coincides with selecting, and sharing the best and most relevant digital information.
Tweeted Times: is a real-time topical personalized newspaper produced from a Twitter account. The Tweeted Times aggregates news in your Twitter stream and ranks them by popularity among those who you follow. The application rebuilds a subscribed users newspaper hourly which allows subcribers to create a newspaper for any topic of interest. The aggregation tool is made possible Semantic Dimension, Inc. You can access the application online or download it to a mobile platform such as iPad or iPhone. Tweeted Times for iPad
LiveBinders is a way for users to bookmark and showcase WebPages in a categorical format using tabs to organize web url's. The user can select a broad topic category like "Learning Support Tools" designed to help struggling students and then organize sub categories around language development through the use of tabs. It is suggested that the user install the bookmark tool to the browser by dragging a widget to the taskbar. The bookmark tool will then work the same way as any social book-marking resource, like Delicious. Live Binders (http://livebinders.com) Live Binders is a website that allows you to view links like pages in a book instead of urls on a page. PDF and Word documents can also be combined with links in a binder. Links and documents can be organized into tabs and sub-tabs. Live Binders are easy to share from the Live Binder website, on desktops, or embedded in a class blog, wiki, or website.
Middlespot - Is a unique site that allows a user to browse the web and stick sites onto their "dashboard" These dashboards can be edited and shared w/ others. More features are available for a paid account.
Searcheeze - Another fun site for curating web content (text, video, images, articles) and turning it into a digital magazine that can be shared w/ others.
Storify - A great site for telling social stories by curating web content through video, photos, and text.
Paper.li is created by Smallrivers. With Paper.li, users can create up to 10 newspapers based on Each news paper is an aggregation of Twitter posts which meet one of those criteria and contain a link. Each newspaper updates at least once every 24 hours. One of the coolest ways to use Paper.li is too use it along with Listerous. Listerous is a Twitter list directory, where you can find a list on almost any subject you can think of. You can take any one of those list and create a newspaper out of it in Paper.li Paper.li for iPad
Pinterest - A relatively new site that is growing at a record pace. It's easy to use, ideal for curating the web (by saving/sharing favorite sites), and visually engaging for users. There's lots of potential for education as it is being used by educators everywhere.
Bag the Web
Bag the Web - Bag the Web is a great site for curating the web into "bags". With their educational portal, teachers and students can share resources, collect information for assignments, embed them into a site, and more.