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Digital Curation: A way to organize your favorite Web 2.0 tools

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Keywords: Web 2.0 Tools, Digital Curation
Subject(s): Social Studies, Science, Math, English/Language Arts
Grades 6 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: W.G. Sanders Middle School, Columbia, SC
Planned By: Elizabeth Wilkie
Original Author: Elizabeth Wilkie, Columbia
Students will be asked about what digital tools that they currently use in the classroom. Students will watch a video about some of the Web 2.0 tools available today.

Students will explore different Web 2.0 tools posted to my personal curation of digital makerspace resources at http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2169702&backurl=/shelf/my

Students will choose 1 digital tool to learn, make a simple presentation that explains the tool and why it appeals to them, and then presents the tool to the class

1. Students will continue to explore various Web 2.0 tools using the American Association of School Librarian's "Best Websites for Teaching and Learning" list at http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards/best/websites (students may also check out the YouTube channel by USC professor Heather Moorefield-Lang for current tech happenings at https://www.youtube.com/user/TechFifteen/videos)
2. Students will choose 3 different types of tools (i.e. movie makers, storyboard makers, coding, blogging, etc.) to research
3. Students will make their own digital curation of the categories of tools they chose using a digital curation platform such as Livebinder, Pearl Trees, Storify, Symbaloo, Diijo, Paper.li, etc.

1. Students will make their digital curation open to their peers and perform peer and self-evaluations.
2. Students will reflect on the value of digital curation programs in terms of access to Web 2.0 tools
Students will primarily use school issued laptops, however iPads should be available for use when using some of the tools that require video production
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Students can use the Web 2.0 tools for any content area.
Students will use at least one tool per academic unit to demonstrate content knowledge.
Links: American Association of School Librarian's "Best Websites for Teaching and Learning"
Tech Fifteen
Digital Makerspace Livebinder
Materials: Web Page
Other Items: 2 iPads, $250.00 each, total of $500.00
1 Student Laptops, $0 each, total of $0.00