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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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Curate Your Search Results with Qwant

Curate Your Search Results with Qwant | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Robin Good's insight:



Qwant is a new meta-search engine, tapping into the best news, web, video, image and social content sources and allowing you to clip and save your favorite results into topic-specific notebooks.


Specifically, Qwant offers for each search you perform, five column of results covering your specified topic:


1) top web results

2) top social results

3) Wikipedia references

4) media results (images and video clips)

5) top products


Each of the column can be filtered according to your specific keywords.


You can also easily save and archive any such result into your personally created notebooks, which can be made private or public.


You can also easily share any content item directly from Qwab to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, and you can explore and search public curated search notebooks from other users.


Supports 15 languages including French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Hebrew and Russian.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.qwant.com/


More info: http://www.qwant.com/help



*see similar tools in the "Search Curation" section
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Met Kous's curator insight, July 13, 2013 5:07 PM

Πολύ ενδιαφέρον και φιλικό.

 

Greg Longmuir's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:55 PM

I guess you can never have enough curating, in this digital age anything that can keep you up to date and help visibility is worth a try. I like the way the simplify everything. I'm not sure but even with all this info I still may feel like I'm missing something and go to the individual sites anyway. But to see what the landscape looks like in a quick view Qwant is pretty cool.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 17, 2013 2:09 PM

A new meta-search engine... deserves a visit