I have begun to get a bit reflexive when I see a number in a blog post like the ’200′ in the Edudemic post by Jeff Dunn. Which isn’t to criticize the content at all. It is nicely laid out in a Scribd document that is embedded for the reader in the post. The original author, Eric Sailers is to be commended.
What happens though as busy special ed teachers (talk about redundancy!) get ready for August classes to start. They don’t have time to filter these unless they are already pretty savvy and can skim through and find what might be useful. This is the next step for educational curators: developing both broad and particular criteria to make sense of the 200 apps here, filter using those criteria and annotate in interesting, appropriate and helpful ways so that busy special ed teachers can get the gold without doing the panning.
The site Classroom Window (mentioned by Jeff Dunn in the post) is an attempt at this via crowd-curation (http://classroomwindow.com/)
but I was thinking that teachers could perhaps do their own edupunk curation. It might even be considered part of their professional development to get together to team curate resources on a regular basis. Since all teachers are responsible for helping their learners to seek out, make sense of, and share information it would be apt for teachers to model this learning behavior on a regular basis for their students.
See on edudemic.com