Tag Archives: K-12 educational tools

Will You Help Spread the Word?

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By Kim Jones, Curriki CEO

This has been an amazing year for Curriki with phenomenal growth in the number of visitors, members and new resources added! I want to extend my sincerest thanks to YOU, our Curriki members, who are helping to make Curriki the leading K-12 community, where people around the world can find and contribute resources, and collaborate with others.

Have you visited Curriki lately? Look how the number of resources in these subject areas have grown!  (We also have thousands of resources in the arts, edtech, health, world languages, info & media subject areas.)

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May I ask a favor of you? We have a goal to reach 500,000 members (we’re at 328,000 now) this year and we want people around the world to benefit from the thousands of learning resources available on Curriki – all free of cost, saving valuable time and money. Please forward this email to three people and encourage them to join Curriki (membership is free and it takes about one minute to join). Just look for Share This at the bottom of this blog and click on the Email button.

On behalf of the entire Curriki community, thank you and Happy New Year!

Regards,

Kim Jones, CEO, Curriki

P.S. Thank you if you’ve already given to Curriki’s 2012 annual fund! There are only four days left in the calendar year! We’d appreciate if you would please take a moment to make an online donation of any amount you are able to give, so that we can deliver an even better Curriki experience.

Will the iPad Change the Way We Learn?

By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki

I love the Apple iPad’s sleek design, large screen, and vibrant display!

So it’s not surprising that many “early adopter” educators are experimenting with iPads as a part of their class curriculum.  In the article Educators Evaluate Learning Benefits of iPad, several schools are testing out different ways of using iPads in the classroom.  For example, the Virginia Department of Education is starting the second phase of a pilot program that uses Apple’s iPad as the core of a social studies curriculum that blends online and face-to-face learning.

But it’s clear that figuring out the best use of iPads in the classroom involves a lot of trial and error – some described it as “frustrating at first.”  Others felt that it’s too early to consider widespread adoption of iPads since Apple is still fine-tuning the product.

What do you think? Are you using, or do you plan to use, iPads in the classroom?