Open Educational Resources
New iCurio Version Helps Teachers Find Resources Quickly
A new learning engagement tool should make it easier
teachers to find open educational resources (OER) that are both curated
with Common Core standards.
Knovation has introduced the latest version of icurio,
digital library with more than 360,000 open learning resources.
Enhancements to the existing product include the
- More easily search the collection and find
content that has been vetted by experts;
- Use visual mapping tools to collect and organize
resources and then share them in their individual schools;
- Incorporate the digital library's resources with
instructional design and manage their own lessons; and
- More quickly engage students through self-directed
and personalized feedback.
According to Knovation representatives, each of the 360,000
resources in its collection has been curated to assure they are usable
meaningful to teachers and students via a 127-point certification
by the company's curriculum content experts.
Knovation CEO Randy Wilhelm said icurio is especially
meaningful for schools and districts that are shifting from print to
content as they implement 1-to-1 and blended learning environments.
"While we have been 1-to-1 for many years," said Mooresville Graded School District Chief Technology Officer Scott Smith, "the
of icurio is helping us continue to push even further toward our goal of
reaching every child, every day."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.