Friday, June 6, 2014

Gooru Adds New Content for K-4 and a New Question Type

Gooru is a nice service for creating and sharing collections of educational videos, images, and texts. Over the last couple of years Gooru has steadily added more content and more features for teachers and their students. The latest update to Gooru includes eleven new content sets for K-4 students. The content sets include materials for ELA, Science, Math, and Social Studies. You can find the new materials in the "communities" section of Gooru.

Earlier this year Gooru added the option to create quizzes about the content that you share with students. The latest update added an option to create questions that have multiple correct answers.

Applications for Education
Gooru makes it easy to create collections of videos, images, and interactive websites to use as part of a flipped lesson. Being able to add quiz questions for students to answer as they go through one of the units you've created is the feature of Gooru that I like best. By having students answer as they go through the collection I can get a sense of what I need to spend more or less time covering in my classroom.

Gooru does offer an iPad app. You can learn more about their iPad app here.