By Janet Pinto, chief academic officer, Curriki
Curriki is very pleased to recognize the top 10 content contributors for their additions during 2011 to our rapidly growing collection of open source curricular resources. The top 10 individuals collectively contributed exactly 1000 new resources into the Curriki portfolio for the benefit of the Curriki community!
Top Ten Curriki content contributors for 2011:
1. Karen Fasimpaur, professional education techology, Arizona
2. Sue Costagliola, professional, New York
3. Virginia Malone, educational consultant / retired teacher, Texas
4. Kate Hall, teacher, Utah
5. Darci Mock, teacher, Utah
6. Jason Mammano, school district administrator, North Carolina
7. Terrie Teegarden, community college teacher, California
8. Micki Halsey Randall, teacher, Oregon
9. Chris Frey, teacher, Florida
10. Marion Pallotta, curriculum office, New York
We thank all of our contributors during the past year and especially wish to thank these leaders for their contributions to the Curriki community. We look forward to all of your new contributions during 2012 as we advance the open educational resource cause for the benefit of all of our members and the educational community across the globe.
Teamwork is vital to a successful educational strategy. A healthy educational community, where both students and educators feel supported and enriched by their environment, is one in which teachers are encouraged to support each other, collaborate across the curriculum, and work together to find innovative solutions to challenges.
As a leader in global educational resources, Curriki provides this collaborative network for educators, both within a school and across the global community.
Connecting on Curriki allows you to:
- Get — or give — constructive feedback on curricula and teaching practices.
- Each resource on Curriki has a “Comments” tab where members can provide ideas or feedback, or ask questions. Members can also use the “Email” link to share resources with friends. Find tips on how to rate and comment on a Curriki resource here.
- Start or join a group to share existing curricula or collaborate on something new.
- Support your own work by linking up with educators in this growing global community
- You can use Curriki’s community of global collaborators, or you can bring Curriki’s community resources into your school. Hear from the Voices of the Curriki Community to learn how educators across the world are using Curriki’s resources.
Are you ready to join? Become a member of the Curriki Community today, and experience the power of collaboration in education!
Do you have lessons or units that you are proud of and want to share with the global educational community, and get paid for? For the third annual Summer of Content effort, Curriki is soliciting premium content for Grades 6–12 in science, technology, and math, and for content in ELL / ESL for all grades.
Apply by July 9, 2010.
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Curriki receives over 2 million visits per year from educators and students from every country in the world.
Visit Voices of the Curriki Community to see how educators and students from India to Morocco to California to Dubai to New York are using Curriki to support their teaching and learning needs!
Curriki International Consultant
P.S. We would love to hear how others are using Curriki! Please share your stories here.
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Ever wonder what other members of the Curriki community are like? Here are a few stats to ponder…
www.Curriki.org. In the last month:
- Curriki received nearly 200,000 visits.
- The US sent 68,000 visits, India 35,000, Canada 13,000, Pakistan 7,000 and South Africa/UK/Indonesia 6,000 each.
- We had visitors from every country on the globe!
- Most popular site content: Focus on Language Arts (3,393 visits), Focus on Mathematics (3,071 visits), Focus on Science (2,829 visits), Antigone Unit by Curriki member Sarah Lorntson (1,329 visits), Focus on Social Studies (1,097 visits), Complete Novel Unit: Catcher in the Rye by Curriki member Andrea Chen (860 visits)
- Most popular Curriki blogs: Festive Featured Content, Chocolate Anyone?, Digital Storytelling
@Curriki. In the last month:
- Our tweet links got 2,876 clicks.
- Our followers were from the US (69%), Russia (7%), Canada (4%), UK (3%), Australia (1%), Other (16%)
- Most popular tweets were:
- If you enjoy SCIENCE, you’ll enjoy this fab resource for science education http://ow.ly/voPY (143 clicks)
- Student laptop program holds promise for increasing math, science skills http://ow.ly/xlvq (96 clicks)
- How do we sustain free and open source curricula? Share your thoughts as comments here: http://ow.ly/tPd7 #OER (67 clicks)
- Looking for short video clips for your science, math, ELA, etc. classroom? Look here: http://ow.ly/xlf2 #BrainPOP (62 clicks)
- Student-created wiki History textbook. Check it out: http://ow.ly/vqkb #history #social studies (61 clicks)
Thanks to all those that visited Curriki, joined Curriki, RTed our tweets and said hello on Facebook and LinkedIn! We welcome you to add your own resources to Curriki… Who knows, your resource may be included in our list of most popular content next month?!
Dear Curriki Community,
Recently we’ve received a number of emails from you asking, “Can I link to Curriki from my personal or school district’s blogs/website?” Our response continues to be, “Of course!”
We appreciate your interest in sharing Curriki with your friends, family and colleagues. Furthermore, we recognize that some educators may still be unaware of our 32,000+ teacher-created lessons, units and learning objects available completely free of charge.
You can choose from a regular text hyperlink, a Curriki logo, or a badge that indicates that you’re a proud member of the Curriki global community! To learn more about how to link to Curriki, click here.
Thanks for continuing to support Curriki and the open education movement.
The Curriki Team