Friday, February 17, 2012

Day 17 -- Gooru - A Way to Curate Digital Content

Today's guest blogger is Brett Clark, eLearning Coach at Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. You can find Brett on Twitter @mr_brett_clark and at educationdreamer.com.

Today we are going to introduce you to Gooru, a website that allows science and math teachers to curate the best resources available on the internet. With Gooru you can search for digital resources from fifth grade through high school.  The resources include digital textbooks, videos, interactive websites, discussion questions, slides, handouts, lessons, exams, and more.  All resources are vetted by teachers and the content experts at Gooru, so you don't have to sift through all the massive amount of subpar resources you get through a normal search engine.

http://www.goorulearning.org/downloads/GooruFactSheet.pdf

I tend to separate Gooru into two areas, resources and collections.  Resources is the area where you store individual resources you find using Gooru. Collections are "packets" of resources you can build and populate with your resources or search for collections already made.  Once you find resources/collections you like, simply click and drag them to the resource/collection bar.  Here is a brief demo on some of the resources available on Gooru.

video

This website has a lot of potential and will continue to get better.  As a word of caution, Gooru is designed to work best with Google Chrome, Safari, or FireFox.  I invite you sign up for an account and play!  

The Challenge

Create an account in Gooru and explore the site. How will you use this in your classroom? Be sure you share this and other resources that we've been blogging about with other teachers at your school or in your school district.

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