Below are links and descriptions to useful curation resources that can be used for all disciplines. Using digital curation resources will assist in the transition to a paperless classroom and allow you as a teacher to focus on what you really care about…your content! Please visit the Help Desk if you would like one-to-one assistance on learning how to integrate any of these tools into your classroom.
Learn Zillion– Looking for lessons to align with the Common Core? Look no further than Learn Zillion. More than 200,000 are using Learn Zillion’s 5,000 free lessons for k-8 and high school math as well as K-12 ELA which align to the common core. Explore the math courses and lesson sets offered covering Algebra, Functions, Geometry, Number & Quantity, and Statistics & Probability. High school English Language Arts courses include: Reading literature, Reading-Informational, Argumentative Writing, Informational Writing, and Narrative Writing. How can you connect with Learn Zillion? First, sign-up and create your free teacher account, our you can login with Google. Next, you can create your classes, and add students by having them create student accounts. Now you’re ready to begin creating and sharing course content. You can subscribe to Learn Zillion’s YouTube channel and you can follow the company and the company founder on Twitter. The video below from founder Eric Westendorf explains how and why Learn Zillion was created.
Educlipper– Think of Educlipper like “Pinterest for educators.” Founder Adam Bellows created the free Educlipper social network with schools, teachers and students in mind. Educlipper allows you to “clip” any type of resource from the web, files from your computer or from your Google Drive. You can then create classes and content-specific clipboards which can be shared with your students and/or colleagues. Clips can also be shared through the other social networks you may be using including Edmodo, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest. Students can even use Educlipper to create digital portfolios.
The video below highlights how to get started with EduClipper.
Scoop.it – With Scoop.it you can create your own Scoop.it topics, “ReScoop” resources for your classes, browse topics, and follow other Scoop.it. users. You can also have your students create their own Scoop.it topics that connect to your course curriculum. Scoop.it is available for the iPhone and on the iPad.
Learnist – Learnist is a tool which provides you and your students with a personalized learning experience. With Learnist you can connect, discuss, share, and learn from others in a collaborative, social environment. Learnist boards exist for every topic imaginable; art, design, music, history, politics, business, health & fitness, science, and more. Learnist is a free app for both the iphone and iPad and you can create an account by logging in through Twitter, Facebook, or through e-mail.
LiveBinders– With LiveBinders, you can say good-bye to physical 3-ring binders! LiveBinders always you to create new ways to collaborate with colleagues for professional development purposes and organize and share your course resources with students, parents, and substitutes. These tutorials will guide you through the process of editing, collecting, and sharing a LiveBinder. Take a look at the top LiveBinders of 2013 to learn more about all that LiveBinders has to offer!