For my content curation project, I focused on the “why” and “how” of implementing Breakout EDU in the classroom.
- Seek Specific, Current Content – Breakout EDU is a relatively new trend in education, so the majority of my sources were from 2015-2017 range. While there are a lot of articles about Breakout, I tried to focus specifically on what teachers need to know to implement this trend in their classrooms for the upcoming school year.
- Select Content with an Evaluative Eye – This curation topic is a little bit difficult to demonstrate, but while I was selecting content, I tried to cull based on information most important to implementing Breakout.
- Think Critically – To incorporate critical thinking, I tried to include multiple media forms and some questions in my insight to inspire viewers to interact with the curated content and seek more.
- Sort Content in a Meaningful Way – To sort my content, I decided on two key ideas – why and how – with my first focus on explaining why teachers should use Breakout EDU in their classrooms and then how they can do so.
- Arrange Collection in an Organized Manner – Based on my two key ideas, I arranged my content practically. Specifically for the “how” content, I arranged the basic information first, followed by supplies, and then creation.
- Editorialize to Ensure Sources are Credible – I included my insights to introduce viewers to the content and give them a gist of what they content included, its relevance, and reliability.
- Create a Meaningful Story Out of Your Content – Scoop.it was frustrating at first, then I found the editing features that allowed me to customize and upload images, titles, insights, and more. All of these things contributed to creating my “story.”
- Share Content in an Accessible Way – My content will be shared on my WordPress Learning Log, our 543 Facebook page, and my Twitter account.
- Invite Viewers to Join the Conversation – In my insights, I included some comments directed towards viewers to try and create a conversation or inspire a reaction to my curated list.
Overall, I think my curated content expresses exactly what I wanted it to – the “why” and “how” of implementing Breakout EDU. However, I think demonstrating an evaluative eye during my selection process might not be as strong as it should. I fear that some content is repetitive.