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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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A Curated Search Engine of Learning Resources: Gooru

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Gooru is a curated search engine focusing on K-12 free learning resources which allows teachers and educators to easily find relevant materials on most topics and to organize them into shareable collections, quizzes and customizable playlists.


"Quickly and easily pinpoint the exact resources for your teaching needs by filtering search results by grade level, resource type, and Common Core State Standard."


"...drag and drop pre-existing collections to save them in your personal library. Once saved, you can customize collections by uploading your own resources, adding narration to resources, and inserting questions to test for understanding."


Classpages, which can be password protected, allow to assign collections and quizzes to students in specific classes. In Gooru it's possible to create multiple Classpages and to manage assignments across different sections all in one place.


"As students study collections and answer questions, teachers receive direct feedback on their mastery and progress, allowing them to personalize instruction to individualized learning preferences."


My comment: A great tool for teachers and educators working with the need to find pre-screened quality learning guides and with the desire to customize to a deeper degree their students learning resources path. Also another solid example of where the future of search is happily headed.
Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.goorulearning.org/ 


Find out more: http://about.goorulearning.org/product/overview/ 


Intro presentation of what Gooru is: https://docs.google.com/a/goorulearning.org/presentation/d/1TWpEWcliK3nOXrh9jnApgHNpcGEuCx1PaEBjFi9e4mk/edit#slide=id.geac2c7dd_2182 


More useful info here: http://about.goorulearning.org/community/ 









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Olga Boldina's comment, September 17, 2013 1:36 AM
Thank you Robin!
Robin Good's comment, September 17, 2013 3:08 AM
You are very welcome Olga.
ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 18, 2013 9:59 AM

Robin - Another great analysis.  Thanks for all of our hard work & curation. 

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Find, Collect and Organize Curated Learning Resources with Avoca Learning

Overview of how Avoca's education search engine lets students, teachers and parents search, manage and share millions of education resources and online lessons
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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/



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Donna Farren's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:42 PM

Wow this is really great!

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:56 PM

Ferramenta para filtrar as informações relevantes da net e aprimorar a curadoria de conteúdo para fins de estudo ! Vale a consulta .

Nimah Nirvanova's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:27 AM

sharing is the only way in education