Jennifer Cirino

Coordinator of Information & Technology Literacy


Tech Educator: Coordinator of Information & Technology Literacy (ITL) K-12; CASL Board/webmaster; Fairfield U & GSEAP alumna

I teach: ITL, Library Media Skills, Technology Integration, Instructional Technology, Technology, Library, Library Information Technology


November 12, 2013

This is a great resource for curating content on the web. Add resources to “bags” that you can then publish and share easily with others. Each “bag” is a container of media resources that you collect and organize based on your own favorite topics.

You can easily add content by using the “Bag It tool” (which is a Chrome browser extension or a Bookmarklet for Firefox and other browsers); which supports the ability to add an item to multiple bags at once. This alone is a GREAT feature that other curation tools often lack (most other tools make it difficult to include content within more than one list).
Another great feature is that when you add a link with BagTheWeb, it often generates a description of the page for you; giving you a summary/overview of what you just “bagged.”
I use this tool to curate articles, tools, and other resources on various topics for teachers in my district. I then share the “bags” via emails, within tweets & Google+ posts, and/or by linking / embedding them within district portals (such as my blog, classes in our Learning Management System, websites, etc.).

August 8, 2013

An online content-mapping tool that allows you to create diagrams and collaborate in real time!

• Free to sign up – teachers can create a User-ID Password;
– Share the link to the diagram and no login is required to edit
– Free version allows for 15 collaborators per diagram & up to 25 diagrams per account
• Allows you to draw shapes, type, and drag and drop elements of your diagram
• Many templates to choose from
• Upload your own images/pics to include in the map
• Chat with collaborators within the diagram
• Can connect with a Google Apps account (no separate username/password required; you can access it from Google Drive)