Art educators living, working or interested in Asia
Scoop.it works in much the same way as Pinterest except you’re curating content on a specific topic instead of having many boards/categories to sort images onto.
For my topic on art education, I look for artists whose work can be the starting point for future art projects/units and also any resources related to things I currently teach. I collect most of my content from twitter, RSS feeds and also from friends who are kind enough to take the time to send art related finds my way. The site also suggests content for you to consider based on your topic and other users can send suggestions as well. It is essential to have in place an organized system for tagging the content you add to your topic so that as it grows, you can easily access what you need. You can curate as many topics as you like on Scoop.it but I reckon if you have a lot of categories in mind you want to organize into like art techniques, styles, etc., Pinterest would be the way to go. I do also use Pinterest, (more so for personal collections/inspiration) but find that I prefer the layout and tagging on Scoop.it better for archiving and organizing my content for planning and teaching.
Anyone else using both Scoop.it and Pinterest? What are your thoughts?
If you’re also curating a topic on Scoop.it let me know as I would love to check it out. Mine can be found here: http://www.scoop.it/t/art-education
There are many interesting topics on Scoop.it to explore...and they recently added a “Pin it” button so one can easily share what they find onto their Pinterest board. Have fun looking around.