Category Archives: Curation and social bookmarking tools

Tools to curate content into magazines or newsletters or other formats

13 – Pinterest

pinterest

This visual bookmarking site has proved very popular as a way of pinning images together with links to resources.

Cost: Free.
Available: Hosted
Websitehttps://www.pinterest.com/
Categories: curation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 13  2014: 14  2013: 22  2012: 36  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Pinterest as one of their top tools

“classroom and personal life ideas. I just added Pinterest to my world about a year ago and just started using it around June. What a wonderful world of ideas for anything one may need. Also, I have thought about using it as a site to post student projects, etc.” Virginia Goen, 2015

“great for finding new ideas for the classroom” Theresa Corpus, 2015

“I’m starting to organise useful resources outside of the official curriculum. For example, video tutorials, discussion topics, news and interesting facts.” Santiago González Chávez, 2015

42 – Diigo

diigo

Diigo is a social bookmarking, research and knowledge sharing tool. It lets you make personal notes and highlight text on web pages and share them with others.

Cost: Free.and premium versions
Available: Hosted
Website: https://www.diigo.com/
Categories: curationresearch

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 42  2014: 20  2013: 21  2012: 18  2011: 13  2010: 15  2009: 22  2008: 35  2007: 72=

Comments from some of those who selected Diigo as one of their Top Tools

“Diigo – one of my university lecturers introduced me to this tool last year. I have found it fantastic for storing and categorising useful links for my own use and to share these with others. It’s also a useful way to create a set of links to useful articles relative to our formal training programs to house pre or post reading material.”

“Bookmarks are my external memory. In the course of researching two books, I’ve created nearly 3,000 bookmarks. A side benefit is the ability to share your bookmarks with other.” Jay Corss

“Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily.” Harold Jarche, 2015

60 – Scoopit

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Scoopit is a social media publishing platform where users curate content on their favourite topics and share it as a visual magazine.

Cost: Free and premium plans
Available: Hosted
Website: http://www.scoop.it/
Categories: curation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 60  2014: 29  2013: 23  2012: 24  2011: 33  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Scoopit as one of their top tools

“I curate five topics on Scoop.it (example). You really learn something when you share it with someone else. As master curator Robin Good suggests, you need to give your opinion to add value. It keeps you on your toes. Plus, searching for fresh content puts you in touch with the latest news.” Jay Cross, 2015

“I maintain a scoop.it page on which I clip articles, posts and images, and have built a reasonable following of others I follow there and who follow me. Not as robust a feed as Twitter, but more focused and topical. I have found that for me it works better than other similar tools (paper.li, Pinterest, etc.), especially the feature that allows me to comment on each clip, quoting or summarizing why I thought it “scoop worthy”.” Ben Carmel, 2015

86 – Flipboard

flipboard

Flipboard is a social magazine, available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, that curates content from your own feeds and other places.

Cost: CommercialFree trial
Available: Download
Websitewww.flipboard.com
Categories: curation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 86  2014: 34  2013: 36  2012: 61  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Flipboard as one of their top tools

“curated content from various feeds including my own industry mag” JD Dillon, 2014

“my favorite app reader”  Debra Robinson 2013

“a different, beautiful magazine to read every day – with news tailored for me” 2013

Delicious – 100

delicious

A free tool to discover, save, organize and share interesting links on the Web.

Cost: Free.
Available: Hosted
Website: http://delicious.com
Categories: curation
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015:

  • 2015: 100  2014: 76  2013: 60  2012: 48  2011: 24  2010: 4  2009: 2  2008: 1  2007: 2

Comments from some of those who selected Delicious as one of their Top Tools 

“I realize Evernote has more to offer, but I started early and have a lot of items indexed and archived for myself. It’s been a great curation and archive tool for me” David Glow, 2015

“private database of the internet” Natalie Raeber, 2015

“To manage and store my websites” 2013

Learnist

learnist

Learnist makes it easy to share what you know by curating the web. You can use videos, blogs, books, docs, images or anything on the web to explain anything.

Cost: Free
Available: Hosted
Website: http://learni.st/
Categories: curation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: –  2014: –  2013: 99  2012: 89  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –