Though “Curation for Education” may sound like a small niche market, we found during yesterday’s #Scoopitchat that there’s always something to learn for everyone.
We were joined by AP Human Geography professor Seth Dixon who had many very inspiring and thoughtful insights into the use of curation in the classroom. Seth has been using Scoop.it in his college classes for over a hear and a half and has found it to be his favorite piece of technology for education.
Some of the key takeaways include:
-Social curation helps students share information with an audience greater than just their classmates and teachers.
-Curation encourages decision making and critical thinking.
-Teaching and learning via curation go hand in hand and complement each other.
-Curation allows for differentiation–not all students are at same level, and curation lets them get out of it what they can.
-Curation helps teachers create custom “textbooks” and keep examples current and relevant.
Check out the transcript below, and stay tuned for next week’s #scoopitchat topic!