Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gooru - Thousands of Resources for Online Lessons

Gooru is a free service for locating and organizing collections of educational resources to use in math, science, social studies, and language arts lessons. I've been following the service since its launch a few years ago. Over the years new features have been steadily added to Gooru.

The latest features added to Gooru include new ways to add content to classes in your Gooru account. You can now add content to your courses from either all of your saved resources or from a specific collection within your saved resources. Click here to learn more about how to add content to a course.

You can watch overviews of the Gooru website and iPad apps in the playlist embedded below.

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.