CURRIKI is a wonderful site that gives Teachers the opportunity to get in touch with other colleagues in order to share experiences about the use of different resources to enrich the Teaching Learning Process. It is so helpful to find different and interesant free resources for us, as Teachers from a foreign country to use. M. A. Margarita R. Ruiz, Tech Coordinator, Instituto D'Amicis, A. C: Puebla, México
Curriki provides an infinite amount of curated resources on every topic imaginable: science, math, history, technology, geology, social studies, English Language Arts, Civics, tools for teachers and more. I've referred many teachers and students to this site because of the quality of resources.
Curriki has been a great resource for quality instructional materials for my staff. The vast amount of resources that cover K-12 and all content areas is incredible! Teachers have been able to find lesson plans, supplementary videos, graphic organizers, and more to support their instruction. They also have used it to share their own instructional materials with each other as part of their professional learning community.
Oracle strives to advance computer science education and make it accessible to students globally. Since 2013, Oracle Academy has collaborated with Curriki to deliver introductory Java courses to tens of thousands of teachers and students. We are excited for Curriki’s new website that aims to enrich the user experience and engage the next generation of learners. The new website is designed to make it easier for teachers and students to locate and access relevant content. Users now have the ability to read reviews, get additional information, and check for standards alignment before they download resources. We look forward to working with Curriki to help the teaching and learning community gain access to relevant computer science curriculum.
I sent my niece to Curriki when she was struggling with chemistry last year and what she found in the Curriki library was so helpful to her. Not only did she find a bunch of videos that helped her understand the concept she was struggling with that week, but throughout the year. She kept returning to the site to get clarification on things that confused her in class and to review for tests! I highly recommend Curriki to students in need of homework help.
In my opinion, teachers could make great use of the free resources too. In fact, I believe they are all contributed by teachers and reviewed by experts!
I'm a parent and find Curriki very useful in giving my kids homework help outside the classroom. For example, my son was having trouble with his chemistry class and Curriki offers many resources (including Khan videos) that further explain math and science concepts. I'm amazed at the creative & entertaining resources that can be found on Curriki - just saw a rap video teaching cell biology!
I've referred both my sons to Curriki when they were in high school. They search Curriki to find extra help with math and science. They use the Khan videos (chemistry, math, etc.), which are helpful in explaining concepts. I also like that you can find just about anything on Curriki - I've even found free graph paper templates and interactive games.
I love a lot of things about Curriki. A few years ago, as a teacher and pro-bono curriculum developer, I researched all the major players in Open Education Resources and decided to invest my personal time into adding content to Curriki. That the site is still functional and growing is significant, because user adoption is critical to its impact. I am reserving the last star on my rating, however, because the site (recently redesigned and improved in many ways) still has significant bugs and poor support.
This non-profit is an outstanding example of maximizing use of resources. Many non-profits in the Edu space do a little with a lot of money. These guys are a small team on a limited budget with >9 million visitors, over 50K learning resources, and is roughly 50% international. One of the best examples of "few to many" on the web. Many "for pay" edu sites, "use" Curriki's content without paying.
As a science teacher I am challenged to come up with new and different ways to present material to students. Curriki is a great source of interesting projects and videos that help kids understand science and keep them engaged.
As a fourth grade teacher, I use Curriki for lessons in EVERY subject. From science to reading.
Curriki never lets me down with up-to-date resources to use in my classroom, and saves me hours worth of lesson planning! With Curriki, there’s no reason to start from scratch!