Overview of how Avoca's education search engine lets students, teachers and parents search, manage and share millions of education resources and online lessons
|Scooped by Robin Good|
The Avoca Learning platform is a web service which facilitates the finding, collection and organizing of vetted learning resources from dozens of the leading educational sites.
The platform already offers over 20,000 resources from over 35 leading education sites. In the near future new educational resources in the fields of of Language Arts/Reading, and History/Social Studies will be added.
Users can search the already vetted and curated resources and then collect and organize them into specific "albums" dedicated to specific topics.
From the official site: "The Avoca Learning Platform brings together thousands of online learning resources that students, parents and teachers can search, manage and share.
Whether you’re looking for a very specific resource for a single concept (equivalent fractions, for example) or a collection of content that’s aligned to an entire course, the Avoca Learning Platform provides a powerful curation engine to bring you the resources you need, when you need them."
"Avoca Learning helps to solve that problem by finding and indexing the best digital content, allowing users to organize and save that content, and then making it easy to share that curated content with other users."
Curated results can also be filtered by subjects, topics, resource type, media type and grade level.
Free to use.
Try it out now: http://avocalearning.com
Video tutorial on how "search" works in Avoca: http://vimeo.com/63171301
How it works: http://www.avocalearning.com/how-it-works/