Daily Spotlight on Education 08/28/2009

  • Curriki – AboutCurrikiReviewSystem

    This is the curriki review system. I think I may need some help getting started. I guess my biggest struggle as I look at Curriki is that I do lesson plans an entirely different way than most of these I see here. The core of what I have is a note on my methodology but a lot of information to give to students. We spend much less time here documenting things to go to administration and more on creating really good material for students. I guess it makes me nervous thinking about submitting what I do because it will not be in the format that most teachers are used to having – it is going to take me a lot more work than I have time for to share what I'm doing now on binary numbers, for example.

    tags: education, binary, learning, curriki

  • Curriki – ContinuityofLearning

    Just received this in my inbox:

    “WASHINGTON DC (August 25th, 2009) – Curriki, the largest online community for creating and sharing open source K-12 curricula, was asked by the Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) to provide a continuity of learning plan for states, school districts, and individuals as part of a nationwide readiness initiative for a possible resurgence of the H1N1 virus.
    Curriki’s continuity of learning plan includes access to a free and open repository of teaching and learning resources built on an open platform that can be customized for individual states or school districts. Like an iTunes playlist, users of Curriki can create collections of free and open educational resources, along with repositories of other supplemental content. If a teacher prefers one lesson to another, he or she can easily swap content in or out to meet the individual needs of the students. States or school districts can take advantage of customized landing pages designed to provide specific information, news, resources, and links to their education stakeholders. Additionally, Curriki’s group function allow members of a district, school, or community to stay connected and privately share resources, communicate and post news and collaborate on projects from any location. “

    I think that perhaps online learning is about to completely boom largely as a result of the growing pandemic and the need for isolation and ongoing learning. Curriki has things together for this and I'm going to take a look at this for our school.

    tags: education, learning, h1n1, edu_trends

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