By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki
Earlier this week, I was talking to my neighbor, who is a high school English teacher. While she’s aware of Curriki (and follows us on Facebook and subscribes to our newsletter ), she wasn’t really sure how to use Curriki. So here are a few tips to get started:
1) Chances are, you’re looking for K-12 resources. If you’re interested in a specific subject or grade level, the easiest way is to start with the Search function that you’ll find on the homepage of http://www.curriki.org.
Click on the magnifying glass icon to use Advanced Search (much easier to find things!). As an example (see below), in the “search term” box, I typed in “persuasive essay” and selected “grades 9-10.” Hit return and I got the following results. The first resource contributed by Sarah Lorntson looks interesting to me since it’s rated “3-Exemplary” and has several member comments.
2) Browse resources that have been reviewed by members or rated by Curriki. Use the Advanced Search to find resources that are Top-Rated by Curriki or Top Rated by Members. I often combine this search with a special filter that only shows new resources or those that have been recently updated:
I like the ability to filter my searches because it’s helpful to read the reviews by other teachers. For example, here is what members have to say about the Fish Mummy resource.
3) Join a group. There are more than 700 groups! Or, you can start your own. Connect with fellow educators to exchange ideas, best practices, and curricula. Simply choose a group and check out hot topics, helpful resources, etc.
I’ll continue this series with additional ways you can engage with Curriki. Let me know if there are particular topics you’d like me to cover.
Finally, please pass this along to a friend so they can benefit from the thousands of FREE K-12 learning resources available on Curriki. Thank you!