Website Wednesday: Use Storify to Gather Info from Social Media

by Kristie Burk

In today’s world, gathering news and information always includes the Internet. It’s also becoming increasingly more important to include social media as part of our news gathering, including tweets, Facebook posts, and YouTube videos. Today’s website is called Storify and it lets teachers and students organize content from social media sites to tell a “story.”

Teaching students digital literacy is an important skill. Educators can use Storify with their students to teach them how to curate information about a topic; users can even add their own commentary to the content they include.  Storify allows users to create meaning out of asynchronous conversations, videos and images.

Here is an example of a Storify that I created on Saturday’s Edcamp: https://storify.com/KristieLBurk/edcamp-dtown-2015.

Are you using Storify in your classroom? Let us know how!

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