Thursday, 29 September 2011

Can you scoop?

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Do you know what a curator is?

What workplace would you associate a curator with?

Now watch the video and listen:


What is Scoop.it?

After watching the video, would you be willing to use it? What for?

Watch the video again and answer these questions:

  1. Is Jack an expert on electric guitar? Why?
  2. How would Jack love to share his passion?
  3. Why didn’t a blog meet his needs?
  4. What solution is available for Jack to share his passion nowadays? What steps does Jack take to manage his tool? List them.
  5. Can Jack now be more socially active with his guitar? In which way?

Now discuss the questions below:

Why do you think this tool is called Scoop.it?
What does scooping imply?
Do you ever scoop on the net? How do you select your contents?
What topic would scoop? How would you organise your job as a digital curator? Would you like to try? Go to Scoop.it and start.


Now, you can check your answers using this answer key sheet or, if you'd like a printable version of this activity, just download it.



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