1. An online learning laboratory for 100 teachers from the 30 member states of EUN partnership to investigate and embrace the educational opportunities social media offers;
2.Research with the 100 learning laboratory participants to highlight trends and best practices for how social media is being used and can be used in classrooms;
3.Broad dissemination of results of the research through EUN’s interactive portals for teachers as well as through European and international meetings and conferences.
In XXI Century Education, the use of new online technologies ( social media and web 2.0 startup tools and apps ) aren't regarded like a avantgarde movement, but unfortunatelly although we have many free edtools most of the teachers still don't know or don't want to know how to integrate new online technologies into the classroom although in all the schools we have now computers connected to Internet . For this reason I want to implement Curation Restart Education project http://bit.ly/credproject also for romanian teachers and in the same time I am proud to be leader in COP2 organized in Smile Project and we discuss in our Community of Practices about : ,, Using Social Media in schools, whole-school approach " . First we must chose the tools for easy collaboration and sharing ( I chose scoop.it and Pinterest ) and now I will describe the features of 10 of my favorites ( 5 tools described here are startup tools many in beta ) and we must chose what to use in our Community of Practices and for this reason please add comments and proposes . We must also chose the platform who is suitable for us to collaborate 3 mounths and Smile:) I propose mightybell :) , but you can propose other .
I propose also for a good collaboration to use this blog http://smileprojectcop2socialmediainschools.blogspot.com/
where everyone can describe his / her favorite tool related to a subject . Now I will try to add a short description of the tools and some features for every tool or app .
I want to begin collaboration in our COP2 with the best 3 startup curation tools to build and collaborate with PLN and for this reason I propose you dear members of my team to use next mounths still now in Smile Project : mightybell, scoop.it and pinterest .
3. Pinterest is now the tool on the wave hwo bring more trafic than twitter and facebook . For this reason I made a board here http://pinterest.com/lucianecurator/cop2insmileproject/ .
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. Teachers use pinboards to manage their projects and also People use pinboards plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite or leave a comment after you read my post with your email and I will send you a invitation to try this curation tool . Also don't forget that you must pin a immage to bookmark on pinterest .
4. Pearltrees it is also a awesome social media curation tool , and I must told you that I was verry excited when I begin to use it and this is 1st Curation tool . Pearltrees is the best way to organize, discover and share the stuff you like on the web. How does it work? Pearl the stuff you like on the Web and collaborate with friends .
You can keep at hand the web pages you like and enrich your account with Pearltrees from other members of the community.
Who is Pearltrees made for ?
Anybody who has ever wanted to keep a webpage (about a favorite project, for researching travel, for conducting research or just because there are things you've found that you don't want to lose...) to retrieve it one day or to share it with someone. This means a lot of people!
What makes Pearltrees so special ?
It's probably different for each user but Pearltrees lets people:
have everything they like on the web organized in one place.
access their web items from anywhere using a PC, a Mac or an iPad to enjoy a unique visual interface to keep everything they like at hand, play with pearls, they're made to be manipulated.
discover the pearltrees from other members of the community, everything is public!
Share and explore
Have you curated the perfect summer reading list? The best places to visit in your neighborhood? Now, you can share your knowledge and passions with the world by making any notebook public.
Or, if you see someone else's notebook that you find interesting, you can follow it to see future updates.
The privacy of your contents is now controlled at the notebook level. Make a notebook public or private, and all of its contents and attachments will have the same setting.
6.Learnist is the latest social media curation tool for education , still in beta launch by Grockit team . Learnist super easy to share what you know by pointing to existing web resources. You can use videos, blogs, books, documents, images, anything to explain how to learn something.
Use Learnist to share what you know and learn new things. Create Learn Boards on topics you understand and add learnings by pointing to videos, blogs, images and documents on the web. Board creation permissions are granted on rolling basis.
Send quick follow up messages, meeting invites, birthday cards and more with just a single button click
Track Important Relationships
Organize information and communications with your customers, investors, recruits, and other important business contacts.
Stay Up-To-Date On Key News
Get alerts for key personal and professional news such as promotions, press mentions, family events, travel plans, and much more.
Re-Engage With A Click
Send quick followup messages, meeting invites, birthday cards and more with just a single button click.
10.. Google Plus is also a new tool to build a #PLN .
Google+: real life sharing, rethought for the web.
Google+ aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Check out Circles, Messenger and Hangouts, just a few of the things we've been working on.
I made a page for #edtech20 #socialmedia #curation project to keep in touch with PLN http://goo.gl/wyidi
I am happy to be also Glogster Edu Ambassador and I suggest all of you to use with students the best edtool GlogsterEdu - Poster yourself - Make your interactive poster easily and share it with friends. Mix Images, Text, Music and Video. It is fantastic!