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Scoop it presentation final

  1. 1. News and Noteworthy Articles Chosen and Shared by You Presented by : Chad Jerkins
  2. 2. What It Is Information exchange is a hallmark of social networking. It is with this in mind that is designed. allows for the collection as well as distribution of articles from across the internet, keeping users informed and helping them share their findings with others. • Allows users to curate by areas of interest. • Allows uses to search and view 100’s of articles. • Post on the articles you select into the interest area of your choosing. • Share articles with other users. • Connect with users based on selected articles. • Keep up to date and spark conversations with others based on the articles you post, share, and curate.
  3. 3. Getting Started Getting started with offers many options, but for the purpose of this presentation we will look at the free version. There are two ways to login to One will require you to connect via Facebook if you are a current member of that service. This process will allow you use preexisting information on your Facebook profile to access the services offered by This login method will also automatically post activity on to your Facebook page. The second method is slightly more involved, but allows you to set up custom preferences during the creation of your account.
  4. 4. Step 1: Click join! Step 2: Login via Facebook or Twitter. You can also login while bypassing these services . The next few steps will explain this process. Step 3: Fill out all information! Creating Your Account
  5. 5. Step 4: Connect any social networking sites you currently use. These are limited to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn when using the free version of Step 5: Look at the simple tutorial for ”curating” your new profile. Step 6: Create your new topic subheading. Use key words to help guide searches that will lead you to the articles you are looking for. Creating Your Account
  6. 6. Glossary These are words that you will need to understand in order to get the most out of your experience: • Curate- Adding content to your page, usually based off keywords that you have listed in your searches. A curated section, or topic, will have a title of your choosing. • Scoop- The act of adding content from lists of articles generated by your keywords. • Bookmarklet-Adding content to your curated page through dragging and dropping web address information onto the toolbar that you can install onto your web browser. • Follow- Adding a page curated by someone else.
  7. 7. Curating Your Page Creating a new page with a completely new topic to curate is as easy as clicking on the Create Topic button on the home page of your profile. When this button is clicked a page is displayed that allows you to name your topic, select the language you want to use, as well as add key words that add content to the list of articles that is generated.
  8. 8. Connecting With Others The biggest value of the social networking found using is the ability to interact based on content. This means that when you post/curate an article to your profile it will allow you or others following you to comment on the content. This can spark conversations that can carry ideas found in the original articles even further. Following and sharing allows for deeper exploration of topics. Not only that but these processes allow for others to share articles that you may find interesting and helps you to share the things that you care about most.
  9. 9. How To. . .
  10. 10. What Can You Use It For allows users to aggregate valuable content. When looking through the internet to find information about any topic one of the most difficult aspects is finding information that is good is the sheer number of articles to be found. allows you to sift through many articles quickly, and collect what you like. At the same time other users are doing the same thing generating pages that have powerful content about almost any topic available.
  11. 11. What Can You Use It For can be a valuable tool in education because it allows for the easy organization of and interaction with information. Students can add to each others knowledge base by adding articles. Discussion boards can be held within comments sections, and can allow easy connections between individual ideas and ideas presented in text.
  12. 12. What Can You Use It For You can organize content into different topic sections, allowing for a course to unfold through different areas of your profile. Once within an area students will be able to interact with content and discuss it as well as add other articles. This will provide students as well as teachers new ways to interact with information and each other.
  13. 13. Helpful Links • - Video Tutorials • It/ - Video Tutorials • your-content-fresh-with-scoop-it/ - Ideas for implementing in an educational setting