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    Self Evaluation Kim Hefty:Curation Criteria to Assess Effective Curation

    Mark Briggs, Journalism Next

    Question Yes No

    #1 Can you clearly find a specific goal for the content being curated? (Kantor,2011)

    Comments: (What is the goal/the objective? Is it clearly identified?)My goal is clearly to explore what Common Core is and how it is beingimplemented throughout the US. I present multiple sources as to what thenew standards are. I also present sources that are both pro and conCommon Core. The goal is for the reader to use all the resources to makean informed decision whether they are for or against Common Core.


    #2 Is there a specific topic identified? (Kantor, 2011)

    Comments: (What is the main topic of focus?)The primary focus of this curation is the exploration of the Common CoreStandards.


    #3 Is the material organized successfully by content? (Cohen, 2012)

    Comments: (Does it have a natural flow?) The curation flows from defining Common Core to the presentation of proand con interchangeably.


    #4 Does the curation provide a unique learning experience for the audience?Was it engaging, eye catching and creative?(Rosenbaum, 2012)

    Comments: (Explain the format of the learning piece. Does the piecemake others want to comment, be involved and participate?)

    I believe that I selected a wide variety of materials such as articles, blogs,a documentary, and op ed pieces. I believe my creativity was visible inthe topic and the specific layout of my curated materials.


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    #5 Were thoughts and guidance included within the curation to provideunderstanding? Did the curator summarize, edit, comment and givethoughts on the topic? (Weisgerber, 2012)

    Comments: (Did the expert revise and annotate the material? Explain)

    The commentaries provided did a good job of summarizing the materialpresented and what category it fit into (defining or debate or pro vs con)


    #6 Were resources carefully filtered with the specific goal or topic inmind?(Stanic, 2013)


    All material was curated to give the reader an in depth exploration of theCommon Core Standards.


    #7 Do the title and introduction to the curation clearly show what the curationis about and why it is relevant to the audience?(Good, 2011)


    The title is supposed to be provocative and encourage the reader to take astance on the Common Core Standards.


    #8 Were all resources fully explored and not just glanced over, to determine ifthey truly deserve your recommendation?(Rosenbaum, 2012)

    Comments: (Did you read through each resource in its entirety to ensurethat it fits your topic and goal, rather than just reading the title and posting.If the full webpage, blog, video does not apply, did you include commentsto guide the audience toward the relevant portion?)

    Yes, I believe I thoroughly and thoughtfully reviewed all the materialcurated.


    #9 Does the curation provide the audience with valuable network ties forfuture learning?(Leigh, 2007)


    The curation does provide the reader with resources for furtherinformation, especially the Parent Guides for Common Core.


    #10 Is the content relevant to the audience? (Good, 2011)

    Comments: (Who is the audience? Does the topic relate directly to the


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    chosen audience? Explain.)

    The content should be extremely relevant to anyone affiliated or involvedin K-12 education.

    #11 Does the curator provide his/her own insight to the topic? (DeMers, 2014)


    Yes, I provided insights to each of the curated articles or materials. I triedto remain neutral and present all sides of the Common Core Debate.


    #12 Does this collection promote participation? (Mihailidis, 2013)


    Yes, the collection encourages readers to decide for themselves whichside of the Common Core debate they are on.


    #13 Is attribution provided for resources curated. (Cohen, 2012)




    #14 Is there diversity of sources provided? (Mihailidis, 2013)


    Yes, there are a wide variety of resources provided.


    #15 Is the curator sharing their piece successfully online? (Weisgerber, 2011)

    Comments: (What public domain was used to post the piece? Facebook,Twitter, Diigo, Google Reader, etc. Was it successful to inform thatspecific audience?)

    Yes, I posted this curation on ScoopIt, Facebook, and Twitter. I also usedGoogle Plus to share with my PLN.


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