Everyone’s talking about curation these days, and who better to talk curation than librarians? We’re all about sorting through information avalanches.
Enter Scoop.it, an easy way to build attractive, annotated, librarian-approved webpages of online resources for your students.
Scoop.it lets you
- choose and edit Scoop.it search streams, focusing on the social web (Twitter, You Tube, Google Blogs, etc.)
- log in using Twitter and FB, helping you find community instantly
- post selections to blogs and social media
- annotate selections
- select images to accompany entries
- comment and contribute to Scoop.it topics
- harvest sites outside of Scoop.it search streams with their handy bookmarklet
- subscribe to appropriate RSS feeds to update your page
- discover new sites, and include the ones you know are good
- use Scoop.it goodies like slide show embeds
I made a Scoop.it this morning about Children’s Book Awards. Using their search discovery feature produced a mess of stuff I couldn’t use (surprise).
However, it did turn up a fantastic Lib Guide from Huntington College gathering the awards I had in mind when I typed in my keywords. I used my knowledge to determine that Huntington’s list was excellent, and turned it into an attractive, annotated web page.
The page I made this morning was a quick response, but the program allows you to search topics over time, allowing you to build precise lists slowly.
I want to tag my Scoop.it, but can’t figure out how. I couldn’t tweak the title of my Scoop.it after the initial christening. I want to embed the whole page on a website instead of just the (awesome) slide show goodie, below.