Weekly Digest #27: Resources for Teaching Content Curation

Weekly Digest #27: Resources for Teaching Content Curation

Today’s digest was contributed by InformED.  A longer version of this digest was originally published here.

A few days ago, we reblogged a portion of Saga Briggs’ blog from InformED where she highlighted the importance of content curation skills. This week for our digest, Saga provides her top 5 resources to help students and teachers curate information. While some of these resources have premium accounts, all have free versions!


1) Feedly: “Let the web work for you by arranging the content you rely on into easy-to-read collections. Delve into the specific stories that interest you within your feedly or within a specific publication. Save stories and easily get back to them. Tag with feedly or use favorite web services like Evernote, Pocket, and Instapaper.”


2)EDIT as of Sept 2019: Dipity has shut down since the the publishing of this digest. If you’re interested in what happened to dipity check out this link. It also provides some similar alternatives to dipity.

“Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Our mission is to organise the web’s content by date and time. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and time stamps.”


3) Symbaloo: "Choose your favorite websites and within a few clicks you can create your very own homepage. Never type in an address manually, go anywhere on the Web with one click, add a new website with one click to your Symbaloo, and more.”


4) Paper.li: “Easily publish relevant, curated content daily to engage your community, build relationships and attract the right visitors to your blog or other online resource. Automatically listen to signals from millions of sources to help identify influencers, competitors, experts and conversations around your topic.”


5) Slack: “Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving, and searching for modern teams. A great (new) resource for educators or students looking to collaborate and share information.”

Every Sunday, we pick a theme and provide a curated list of links. If you have a theme suggestion, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Our 5 most recent digests can be found here:

Weekly Digest #22: The First Day of Class

Weekly Digest #23: The Myth of Multitasking

Weekly Digest #24: Educational Videos

Weekly Digest #25: Active Learning

Weekly Digest #26: How To Manage Group Work