Scoop.it in Education

Scoop.it is a so-called curation tool. To curate means to 'select and sort'. With Scoop.it, you can easily curate articles and websites for students on specific topics, and you can let students comment on the articles. Scoop.it is suitable primarily for use within the monological and the dialogical form of teaching.

Scoop.it in Education

Within the monologic form of teaching, Scoop.it can be used to distribute articles on different subjects to students. You can create multiple boards (topics), so you can create one for each subject. Scoop.it allows you to enter keywords, and you will be able to find suggestions for news articles, which may be relevant. You can also follow other users of Scoop.it, such as colleagues, and're-scoope ' the articles they have shared. Articles can also be saved to a board with Scoop.its 'bookmarklet', which functions as a button in the favorite line of the browser. If you come across a relevant article online, one can easily ' scoope ' it to its board by using bookmarklet'en.

Within the dialogical form of teaching Scoop.it can be used as the students' problem-solving platform. When the teacher adds an article to her board, she can add a comment to it. It could for instance be in the form of questions related to the article. Students can then add their answers to the questions in the comments to the article, and they can comment on each other's answers to the questions.

There is already a lot of ​​Scoop.it boards, it may be interesting to follow. You can take a look here, and you can also find eDidaktik on Scoop.it.

Scoop.it is free to use if you do not have more than 5 boards, and requires only, that you create a profile at the top of the page. You can log in with a Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn account, and it is also possible to create an account with an e-mail adress.

If you need help getting started with Scoop.it, there is help and instructions available here.

Symbaloo in Education

Symbaloo is a visually based tool for managing and sharing links to websites and online resources. It gives the teacher the opportunity to curate collections of relevant links for students. The tool is suitable for use within a monological form of teaching.

Symbaloo i undervisningen

In the monologic form of teaching, Symbaloo can act as a teacher's collection of links for students. It might be a good idea with a common link collection when, students are to seek information about a particular topic. By bringing together the most significant sites and resources on the topic in one place, the teacher can ensure, that students have a common ground to work from – regardless of their ability to search information on the Web. In this manner, Symbaloo may serve as a tool for filtering and curating the flow of information to the students.

When you have created a collection of links on Symbaloo, be shared easily with students – either by sharing with all Symbaloo users, or by sharing it with only specific users. This allows your students to import your collection of links to their own Symbaloo account, and easily access it. Link collection in the photo above, for instance, can be found here: Symbaloo: ICT in education

If you need help getting started with Symbaloo in Education and to use the functions of the tool, You can view a guide here: Symbaloo manual