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Tuesday, July 12 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Top Strategies for Sifting, Synthesizing and Curating FREE Digital Content Like a Pro (Workshop, 75 min)

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Content is key when it comes to succeeding in implementing a blended learning classroom. The right online text, video or multimedia clip guides self-directed student learning. However, curating is an art and specialty that Library Media Specialists are trained and apply to professionally curated collections of books and eResources in their libraries. As teachers begin integrating resources into their blended learning courses, the art of curation, especially Open Educational Resources, can make the difference between an excellent, interactive lesson and the equivalent of a digital worksheet. Expert curation means knowing the criteria and strategies for aggregating, sifting, and selecting the best resources. Open Educational Resources are not free if you pay a service to aggregate for you - nor are they personalized. Learn the strategies to maximize the use of free, online content - and then hire your Library Media Specialist to help support you.

Session Objectives:
In this session attendees will come away with the following: 1) Digital Materials Selection Procedure; 2) Step-by-step guide on mashing-up services to curate content; 3) Time to apply their skills and browse, sift, sort, synthesize and curate content for one unit; 4) Use tagging in Schoology to add to resources; 5) Workshop-in-a-box for Library Media Specialists who want to turn-key training for their teachers.

Presented by:
Fran Kompar
Library Media Services Coordinator, Prof. Learning Specialist
Cooperative Educational Services - Regional Service Center in CT
Greenwich, CT

Library Media Services Coordinator, K-12, Professional Learning Specialist, Curriculum Developer, Schoology Ambassador, certified in Google Apps, Nearpod, Leading efforts to Innovate the School Library.

Tuesday July 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
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