Groups expand access to open educational resources


Gooru does a terrific job of “offering teachers options for content development,” said Greg Green, principal of Michigan’s Clintondale High School. Green recently appeared on CNN because his school is experimenting with a school-wide “flipped” classroom model.

“There are so many outside resources available to teachers, but do they really have time to organize them and have them at their disposal?” Green said. “It helps organize the teacher in the classroom immediately, because they have all of their resources.”

Teachers are able to collaborate and share their favorite resources and best class plans with other teachers. Gooru also helps them easily personalize their lessons, so that while they teach the required topics, they can use resources found on Gooru to elaborate on certain aspects or highlight other portions of a lesson.

“The concept that we’re using is that the best resources are in front of our kids at all times,” Green said. “This is what teachers are begging for.”

Laura Ascione

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