Activate Instruction Migrating Content to Gooru
Activate Instruction is
moving its teacher-created K-12 educational resources to the Gooru online platform. The migration
should be nearly complete by mid-August.
Activate Instruction and Gooru both provide open, online repositories of
educational resources and curriculum. In recognition of their shared mission,
the organizations have partnered to make their resources available online
through Gooru. Once the migration is complete, teachers will be able to access
Activate's resources through Gooru's free platform.
According to the Girard
Educational Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides funding and
program management for Activate Instruction, "content migrating from Activate
has been largely built and published by high-performing public charter schools,
such as Summit Public Schools and High Tech High."
Gooru currently contains more than 100,000 lessons, and its community adds
thousands more every month. Content that Activate Instruction will migrate to
Gooru includes more than 16,000 resources for grades 6 through 12 from Summit
Public Schools and more than 4,000 resources from High Tech High. Teachers will
be able to access these resources through Gooru and adapt them for use in their
In addition to the online repository of lessons, Gooru offers a
wiki-assessment system containing millions of questions. By mid-August, Gooru
will also support data analytics for schools that use learning management and
student assessment systems from Agilix, Illuminate Education, Canvas and Haiku Learning.
To help the Activate Learning community with the transition to Gooru, the
organizations will offer free online training over the summer. The dates and
times for those training sessions will be announced during the summer and
posted on the Activate Instruction and Gooru sites.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].