Unit 2 Explore and Compare Different Flexible Curriculum Sites
In unit 1, you went deep into one flexible curriculum site, Gooru. It helped you gain an understanding of how an online space for building and using flexible curriculum looks and works. If Gooru is just one flexible curriculum site, what are some others? In this unit, you are going to explore two other sites. Depending on the features you like and use, your teaching context, learning levels, and your technology background, you probably will prefer one site over another. This is your opportunity to evaluate which one(s) work best for you.
- Explore flexible curriculum web sites CK12 and TedEd (or site of your choosing)
- Compare and contrast sites
- Evaluate pros and cons of different sites
Read & View
Read "Moving from Traditional to Electronic Books-How EPISD Did it." It gives the story of how one school district took the leap to one format of flexible curriculum, flexbooks.
Read “Top Six ESSA Trends in Student-Centered Accountability Design.” This article points at how “it’s clear we are moving into an era where the focus of state education systems is the individual success of each student, not just the students most likely to succeed.”
Using an online graphic organizer (venn diagram, timeline, KWL chart, web poster, mind map, etc.), create a representation of your thinking to analyze the commonalities and differences between Gooru and CK-12. Once you have created your representation, either save it and attach it to an email or take a screen shot of your work and attach it to an email that you send to the class instructor with the subject FlexCurr Unit 2 Assignment 1. Be sure to include your name.
- Create or find a TedEd lesson you can use in your curriculum. Once you have created your lesson, send the link and a description of how you will use it to the class instructor with the subject FlexCurr Unit 2 Assignment 2. Be sure to include your name.
Assignments 1 and 2: