Reflective Teaching Challenge Day Twenty: Curating Student Work


How do you curate student work–or help them do it themselves?

Curate: to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content

No longer can we go through the Writing Process and end at Publish.  What does that look like?  How do you expand upon simply creating a final draft status?  What with all of the different formats that final drafts can come in, the aid of the internet, and a push for project-based learning, as teachers we must become more creative in how we interpret the term “Publish.”  This is when we must define what curation looks like in the classroom.

Ways to Curate, Celebrate, Display Student Work





  • Reports
  • Portfolios
  • Letters
  • Poetry Folder
  • Display Boards
  • Presentation Documents (PowerPoint)


(Create or Curate? Article via Designed for Learning)

Ways to Curate, Celebrate, Display Student Work


  • Student Blogs
    • edmodo
    • Tumblr
    • WordPress
    • Feedly – This is for teachers to accumulate and stay updated on students’ posts.  This allows teachers to automatically receive the most updated and published blog entries that are created by their students, as opposed to searching out individual websites via their URLs.
  • Prezi
  • Whole Class/Student Twitter Accounts
  • 9 Web 2.0 Sites to Publish Student Work via Teach Amazing

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As I am learning about curating student work, I will be sharing my insights and discoveries with you.  In the meantime, check out this example of Collaboration and Curation via Langwitches Blog:


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