Tools for curation Information literacy

There are some tools on the web that allow you to search for and use information in effective ways. These are some of the ones that I have used.

Found at: http://www.scoop.it

Scoop.it was free for 5 topics. It now offers 2 topics for free, with the premium model now offering 5. Essentially, the site allows you to comment on and tag resources around a topic. You can follow others and re-scoop other people's. What happens is the links that are curated have been filtered into topics. This is useful as it means that someone else has done the searching for you!

A nice feature of this website is that they also reward you for gathering resources around a topic and then promote your success. I have received a few 'gold' badges which means I am featured in their website. That is all part of my online presence and provides me with an endorsement for my work.y

IF This Then That

Based on a series of 'recipes' this site makes your web effective and efficient. It allows you to bring together tools you already use like a Twitter and Facebook so that they work for you. Create recipes that make your use of the web more effective.

All the Tweets I like are saved into a google drive spreadsheet for example. There are predetermined recipes and you can create your own.

Pocket

Pocket allows you to save links to read later. I have tried this and it's OK but nit my favourite.

Finding your mojo

There are a wealth of tools that you might like to use, including institutionally supported tools like Onedrive. This is part of the Office 365 collection of resources, however it is restricted and remains accessible only via your institutional login which doesn't really allow for easy transition once you no longer have you

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