Solving the curation equation: Efficient methods for collecting teaching resources

Let’s face it. Most physical textbooks have limitations: they aren’t current, tend to be dry, and focus on giving information without necessarily offering the best pedagogical methods for helping students learn. More and more, educators are relying on the internet to discover engaging activities, timely research, and the most current studies on how students learn best.

Wrestling the firehose of the World Wide Web to the ground so you can use it effectively can be overwhelming. This is where content curation is vital — so you can save resources on the spot and find them again later.

The goal seems simple but immediately gets complicated by many variables. What if you are using Pinterest and want to save a Google Doc or a Tweet that doesn’t include a picture? What if you installed a bookmarking extension on your laptop, but there isn’t an app for your phone? Even worse, what if you have more than one bookmarking tool, and can’t remember which one you used when you saved that incredible lesson idea for Monday morning?

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