A spring filled with an extra serving of doc coursework (it seemed like a good idea at the time) and a busier than usual family spring sports calendar has resulted in a few unanticipated outcomes; more take out for dinner, an increased reliance on Amazon Prime for mundane shopping needs and a very sad looking blog.
Yet thanks to Scoop.it, I now can easily, and efficiently, share my “Fab Finds” via Twitter, WordPress, Facebook etc. all while being a curator for my own personal content collections. I come across many Fab Finds each week, but the publishing of these have suffered. I’ve been wanting an easier way to quickly share and item without compromising quality within the post. Scoop.it makes it easy for anyone to publish a link to multiple social media sites while organizing them nicely for continued reference and sharing.
I know Scoop.it isn’t the first site out there to claim such wonderful powers, however Scoop.it is the first site for me that adds some zip into my daily work of mining the interwebs on a variety of Ed Tech, eLearning, k12 and higher education related content.
When you create collections Scoop.it attempts to find additional sites based on the tags you have assigned to your topics. This is a well-intended feature but not its strength. The power is in the Scoop.it bookmarklet that you place on your browser bar so you can scoop as you go. If you are looking for a curating resource that has a powerful and accurate,social search, I recommend Storify.
Scoop.it is in beta, but I did receive my invite in less than 12 hours upon requesting one. Check it out today!