Curriki, an online community for creating and sharing open K-12 curricula, has redesigned its web site to make it easier for educators to use. In addition, Curriki has expanded its offering of free curricula with a new educational program, Panwapa, from Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, in partnership with the Merrill Lynch Foundation. Panwapa, which in the Tshiluba language of the Congo means "here on this earth," is a collection of educational resources designed to introduce and model the skills needed for global citizenship. The newly redesigned Curriki web site features an easy-to-use home page that gives users three ways to become an active member of the community. Users can "Find" open-source curricula and educational materials, "Contribute" their own high-quality content, and "Connect" through Groups with other educators and learners. New tutorial videos and tips offer additional support, helping members find the information they need faster and easier, Curriki says. Further improvements reportedly will be phased in over the next several months, including the ability to generate a collection of free educational resources in a format easily suitable for printing.

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