Content Curation Through the SAMR Lens

Blog Series, Learning, Online & Blended, PreK-12, Smart Teachers

With an abundance of information to sift through, content curation is an important survival skill for teachers and students today.

Content curation is a method of collecting and managing web content for sharing and reuse. With so much content to collect, and so many free tools for curating content, it’s easy to get lost when trying to take on this task. It’s also difficult to know where to begin.

There are a variety of helpful tools to choose from to make content curation fun and efficient. If you’re just starting out, it’s important to choose a flexible tool that will grow with you as you strive to use technology to “Teach Above the Line” and transform learning.

I was prompted to dig deeper into the notion of curating content through the SAMR lens by Julie A.C. Balen when she asked me to host a Google Hangout along with Michael Walker and Brendan Murphy for OOE 2013 in February. For the session, I curated my own content with  ThingLink to create the interactive image here. I used this interactive image to share tools and ideas for curating content during the hangout.

Using SAMR to Guide Content Curation

Explore this interactive image, designed to introduce educators to tools for curating content at each level of SAMR.

Explore My SAMR Channel on ThingLink

Explore my curated collection of resource for using the SAMR model of tech integration to transform learning and “Teach Above the Line”.

Susan Oxnevad

Susan Oxnevad

Susan Oxnevad is an educator, EdTech consultant and designer who is passionate about using technology as a tool for learning. Susan has been a classroom teacher and an active instructional technology facilitator in Chicagoland for more than two decades. She provides professional development for busy teachers via a variety of online and in-person platforms. Susan blogs about thoughtful ways to incorporate technology as an efficient and effective tool for learning on her own blog, Cool Tools for 21st Century LearnersFollow her on Twitter @soxnevad


Roseli Serra /

I huge thank you for everything you’ve shared here. A very useful and educative blog!