There are a lot of great curation tools on the web. The tools below are free, easy to use, and they do what they say they will do:
BagTheWeb– BagTheWeb helps users curate Web content. For any topic, you can create a “bag” to collect, publish, and share any content from the Web. Beyond most curation tools’ capability, BagTheWeb enables users to build networks of bags. This way bags can be linked together to provide rich and complete information about any topic.
BlendSpace– The one place to organize, present and share knowledge.
brief.ly– Brief.ly is a state-of-the-art link sharing service provided to you free of charge by Name.ly blogging platform.
Bundlenut– Create bundles of links. Browse them with our handy bundle browser. Share!
bundlr– Create and share bundles of content.
eduClipper– eduClipper is your educational digital clipboard. Clip Everything. Share Anything.
Lino– Lino is a free sticky and canvas service that requires nothing but a Web browser.
LiveBinders– With our online binders you can combine all of your cloud documents, website links and upload your desktop documents – to then easily access, share, and update your binders from anywhere.
mentormob– Join a worldwide community that’s organizing the best of the web into Learning Playlists.
Metta– Use Metta for your learning stories, documentaries, summaries, compilations, coverage or for your research & curation work.
Museum Box– This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.
Net-Texts– Net Texts is a two-part program that allows teachers to supplement or replace their traditional textbooks.
pearltrees– A place to collect, organize and share everything you like on the web.
Pinterest– Millions of people use Pinterest to discover and share things that inspire them.
Pocket– Pocket (formerly Read It Later) was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people who discover an interesting article, video or web page, but don’t have time to view it. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch or during commutes or travel — even offline.
Portaportal– Portaportal is a web based bookmarking utility that lets you store links to your favorite websites online. Now your bookmarks are no longer limited to any one machine.
Protopage– Protopage is an award winning RSS reader. Use it to read RSS feeds, keep bookmarks, sticky notes and to share information.
Sqworl– Sqworl is a web application that provides a clean and simple way to visually bookmark multiple URLs.
stitch.it– Simply copy-and-paste a set of links in our text box and click ‘Stich It’. We’ll convert those links into one short URL for you to share. It’s that easy!
Symbaloo– Visual curation tool. Create webmixes of online content.
Vidque– Vidque is a free curation platform designed to help discover, filter and archive online video content.
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