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Saturday, June 21, 2014

C4Tp #4

Back to the Future Project: Life Cycle Snapshots in Target Language
In the blog post “Back to the Future Project: Life Cycle Snapshots in Target Language”, Ms. Tolisano discusses a teacher who had her students learn by creating a fake Facebook page. They were to create a fake person and show different stages of their lives. They were to post from birth to retirement. This gave the students the ability to show their creative side. They had to have snapshots and fake experiences. I think this is a great idea. Why not have the students learn by doing what most love to do?
Back to the Future

Blogging as a Curation Platform
In Ms. Tolisano’s post “Blogging as a Curation Platform”, she discusses how content curation requires more than simply selecting information. It involves collecting,categorizing, commenting, and presenting the best information out there. This is how great blogging is done. By presenting the best information through blogging, we are able to make some great connections with others. You definitely want to use reliable sources when blogging. Nobody likes to be given misinformation. You want  to establish yourself as an expert by sharing quality information. This is a great way to set up your network. Find people that have the same interests, goals, and expectations.
There are some great tips to remember whenever you present information as a curator in blogging: 1. find and acquire
               2. select and filter
               3. group, organize, and arrange
               4. editorialize, contextualize, and annotate
               5. create, present, transform, and remix
               6. engage and customize
               7.  share

You do not want to simply copy and paste other people’s information. It is a good idea to post a little from their posts but then have a workable link so your readers can go to the author’s page and read the entire post. I think when presenting information to others, the main thing you want to do is make sure that the information is accurate and comes from a reliable source. Unfortunately, there is so much information on the web that is not reliable. You also do not want to take credit for something that is not yours.

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