What filters do you use when curating? Here's a brief list that approximates my process.
1. Re-scoop from my community. I trust the folks I follow and often find a few on topic articles in the scoops of others. Scoop.it encourages you to follow the work of other curators. It's easy to 're-scoop' articles selected by people you trust. This is one way that Scoop.it becomes a community of experts helping each other discover ideas and resources.
2. Prismatic: http://getprismatic.com/ This search aggregator is my 'go to' filter for new stories on all the topics I curate. Once you set up your areas of interest, Prismatic presents you with a long scrolling page of articles. I open them up, scan or read deeply then make the Scoop or No-Scoop decision.
3. Dig deeper into credible sites. There are many websites out there rich in content, These sites have archives of articles and many resources that are not readily apparent. I go below the surface and find valuable resources to post. One of the sites I use, is my own website the 21st Century Information Fluency Project http://21cif.com. It has been built up over 10 years with scads of material about information fluency: Other deep websites with solid content:
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Dennis T OConnor's insight:
I've spent a great deal of time searching the web. I've also dissected many of my searches as a way to teach the process of investigative search. Surfmark might just might be the tool I've been looking for.
The Common Core State Standards provide a framework for teaching information fluency in Grades 3 through 12. To help educators in this task, relevant information fluency competencies are mapped to the appropriate standards.