Classroom Use Benefits

“…a learner that pulls in information from many different sources and media at once, reflects on the information, and then creates new content based on that information that is then shared with other learners in an interactive way that often allows those learners to also learn and create… It means using everything at your disposal to create something new in the discipline.” -A Wandering Eyre

Develop 21st Century Skills

  • locate, filter, evaluate, and rank content

  • organize, sort, and create content

Examples of Classroom Use

Pinterestis a pinboard-styled social photo sharing website. The service allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections linked out to sites of origin.

Storifyis a way to tell stories using social media such as tweets, photos and videos. Users search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into stories. Users can re-order the elements and also add text to help give context to the readers. allows users to create and share their own themed magazines designed around a given topic.

Diigois a soical bookmarking tool that allows users to collect bookmarks, annotate them and share to groups or lists (more information available on Diigo here).

Pearltrees is a content curation site that forms communities through sharing links through a visually striking interface.