Sunday, February 26, 2012

Top 10 Sites for Curating the Web

With the amount of information that is available on the internet it is important (especially for teachers) to filter through the news/sites to find relevant information in a timely manner.  As a blogger I feel that we "curate' the web automatically to help keep things organized and be able to convey information in as detailed and easy way as possible.  Now w/ the addition of specific websites people can curate the web and save information on their own while sharing this vital information w/ others.

Top 10 Sites for Curating the Web

  1. Pinterest - A relatively new site that is growing at a record pace.  It's easy to use, ideal for curating the web (by saving/sharing favorite sites), and visually engaging for users.  There's lots of potential for education as it is being used by educators everywhere.
  2. Bag the Web - Bag the Web is a great site for curating the web into "bags".  With their educational portal, teachers and students can share resources, collect information for assignments, embed them into a site, and more.
  3. MentorMob - A site that has been getting quite a bit of press on Twitter lately, is one of the best around for curating the web into "playlists".  These playlists can contain different types of media such as: video, articles, pictures etc.  Once these playlists are created they can be rated and shared w/ others.
  4. - A wonderful site for curating sites into an interactive list that can be commented and voted on.
  5. Middlespot - Is a unique site that allows a user to browse the web and stick sites onto their "dashboard"  These dashboards can be edited and shared w/ others.  More features are available for a paid account.
  6. - A very popular site among bloggers and educators for creating an online newspaper out of their web content.  Best of all, once a "newspaper" is created automatically updates the paper by monitoring news content.
  7. Bundlr - A great way to organize the web into "bundles".  These bundles can contain all sorts of media and then be shared w/ others in a grid or timeline view.
  8. - A nice site for turning one's social media into a stunning looking digital magazine.  A very popular resource among educators on Twitter.
  9. Searcheeze - Another fun site for curating web content (text, video, images, articles) and turning it into a digital magazine that can be shared w/ others.
  10. Storify - A great site for telling social stories by curating web content through video, photos, and text.

1 comment:

  1. Pinterest is especially good for visual art teachers because it is so well suited to images.


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