In this blog post, I am going to tell you about Gooru.org.
What is Gooru? Gooru is a new free online learning community. Teachers can find, revise, and share web collections on any K-12 topic or standard. Search for videos, interactives, assessment questions, and more. Create collections that you can tailor to meet your students’ needs. You can also upload your own content to create your own custom collections. In Gooru, you can create your own classes, collections, and assessments and share them with your students and colleagues.
Here is a short introductory video about Gooru: Introduction to Gooru.
Here is an example of a collection that I created about Martin Luther King, Jr. Feel free to use it with your class. You can even post the link to this collection in Google Classroom. Using Gooru collections will make it easier for students to navigate through Google Classroom because all of the links will be placed into one assignment.
If you would like to learn more about Gooru.org, you can create a free account, and then you can join this class: Becoming a Gooru Guru. You can join this class by using the class code RY4XSHP. This is a short but comprehensive class that will teach you the basics of Gooru.
Here is another great link that gives great ideas about how teachers are using Gooru in their classrooms: Instructional Uses of Gooru
I have attained Gooru Guru status this school year, so I would be more than happy to assist you with Gooru.org. Gooru.org is really worth checking out because it just keeps getting better.