Discover, Curate, and Share

August 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Favorites

Gone are the days of wasting trees and desk space!

This summer, I’ve been curating articles, videos, images and links to use in the classroom.  To kick-off this fabulous new school year, I’d like to share my ever-growing collection.  Peruse for personal or professional use:

A.  Delicious:  Here you will find my curation of articles I discovered over the summer to share with students.  The main bundle consists of 70 informational, high-interest articles.  One of my goals is to incorporate as much non-fictional reading as possible into both my reading and freshmen curriculums.  The other bundles include various public speaking articles, articles for college-bound seniors and articles about writing.  Take a peek

B.  YouTube:  My collection of videos to use in and out of the classroom  . . . . Here are the playlists:

~ Education:  Videos that can be shared in just about any classroom . . . everything from social media to punctuation is explored here.

~ Motivational:  Videos to motivate to think, act or believe

~ Speech:  Speeches to watch and instructional videos on performance components of public speaking

~ Writing:  Instructional videos on forms of writing and writing inspirations

~ Reading: Videos to show my reluctant readers . . . videos to motivate as well as inform on reading strategies

~ Shakespeare:  Videos to enjoy and/or share about the Bard

~ For My Seniors:  Great tips on entering college or making career choices

~ For My Honors Freshmen:  Critical thinking videos

~ Just For Fun:  Videos to make us smile

~ Music:  My compilation of my very favorites 🙂

C.  Vimeo :  3 more video playlists (videos not on YouTube)  I wish there was a more organized way to categorize these.  The hardest part is remembering I bookmarked them in the first place; moreover, remembering them during opportune occasions is the challenge.

~ Education:  More videos to share with my students

Music & Misc:  Basically, my own personal “likes”

~ Speech Class:  More videos to share with speech students

d. Pinterest:  I’ve been having the most fun with this social network as of late.  I’m utilizing Pinterest both for professional and personal use.  For instance, you will find a board for literacy coaching as well as a board for yoga; there is a board for writing as well as a board for recipes to try.  The list goes on!!  Check out the 60 boards I’m always adding to – including illustrations, photos, graphic organizers, infographics, recipes, etc.  See my recent post about Pinterest:  Post or Pin?  Pinterest Pulls My Time for details.     Better yet, go straight to my Pinterest page and follow me there!!

e.  SlideShare:  Miscellaneous slideshows I’ve favorited along the way . . . including visual writing prompts and a presentation on interactive notebooks.  There are only 7 favorites here.  Clearly, I don’t use this platform too often.


I’m curious – where else are you collecting material?!  Are you using Diig?  Let me know!!!!  Let’s collaborate and share the wealth of information!