Currently, in your personal blog/wiki, you may have been sharing some links to good resources. This may be reaching unmanageable proportions and/ or less attractive to readers. When including links in your blog/wiki, the least you should be doing is clearly annotating your links.
When you want to share a link make an entry in the post on your site that includes:
- The title of the resource
- A short summary of the resource
- An image clip from the resource
- A link to the original website (often the title is the active hyperlink as well)
If you add your own comments and notes about the article this will add extra value and originality to the post. Alternatively, you could just include links “inline” in the contexts of the paragraph text (such as the Diigo link in the next paragraph).
To help you manage large numbers of resource links we recommend online social bookmarking or curatorship of content.
Curatorship is more visual and organised than social bookmarking.
Beth Kanter’s blog gives an excellent insight into content curating in the Content Curation Primer.
Curating or bookmarking content in this way will make you one of those educators on the web that so many other educators rely on for professional growth. It is time to start giving back to that community.
Spend this time understanding the difference between social bookmarking and content curation. Decide whether you want to create a social bookmarking site or curate content online. When you have made your decision you can proceed to the next part of the lesson.
When you are ready to continue to the next activity, click on the Mark Complete button below (first time) and Next Activity on subsequent visits to this page.