Curation is not just for those who manage museums. Curation is a great strategy for engaging students with content and empowering them to take charge of their learning. Traditionally, teachers have been a sage on the stage where students sit quietly and listen. When you curate resources, students can be empowered to dive into the content at their pace. Students become explorers of content, not just passive consumers. Curation allows you to do this all within in one stop shop.
Instead of having students struggle to keep up with your lecture on To Kill a Mockingbird, try curating excerpts of text, scholarly commentaries, movie video clips and more. Let students have the freedom to explore those resources at their pace and this will likely lead to more engagement and empowerment. Curating resources like this also lends itself towards increased engagement with the 4 C's, communication, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.
To get started with curation, take a look at some simple tools shared below.
With curation, there is no need to find some fancy tool. If you're reading this blog, it's very likely you are already using Google Classroom. The link button on a Google Classroom assignment, material and or question allows you to quickly and easily curate resources.