information with others. Are you a social media hound? This article talks about the latest wave that's hitting the Web - Social Media Sharing. Whether you're a student or blogger- sharing social media has its roots in just about everything we surf. Many now are bypassing traditional means of locating information which is
of interest to them and faring for more nontraditional sites that house
multitudes of information. Here you can locate easily exactly what topics and
categories share your interest. Another wonderful article by Dave Kuplar that
examines the top 10 best social media sites:
With the amount of information that is available on the internet,
it's important for teachers to filter through websites to find relevant
information in a timely manner. As a blogger, I believe we "curate" the web
automatically to help keep things organized and to convey information in as
detailed and easy a way as possible. Now, with the addition of dedicated
websites, people can curate the web and save information on their own while
sharing this vital information with others.
- 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.
- 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
- A site that has been getting quite a bit of press on Twitter lately, it's
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 with others.
- List.ly - A wonderful site for curating sites
into an interactive list that can be commented and voted on.
- Middlespot - A unique site that allows users to browse the web and
stick sites onto their "dashboard," which can be edited and shared with
others. More features are available for a paid account.
- 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, Paper.li automatically updates the paper by monitoring news
- Bundlr -
A great way to organize the web into "bundles." These bundles can contain
all sorts of media and then be shared with others in a grid or timeline
- A nice site for turning one's social media into a stunning-looking digital
magazine. A very popular resource among educators on
- Searcheeze - Another fun site for curating web content (text, video,
images, articles) and turning it into a digital magazine that can be shared
- A great site for telling social stories by curating web content through
video, photos, and text.