ICT Tip: Gooru is a search engine designed to help teachers and students to find educational resources

This ICT tip could be best applied to the following subjects:

all

Link: www.goorulearning.org

Quick overview: Gooru is a search engine. Unlike Google or Bing, Gooru organizes results into categories in the way you’d use the materials in your classroom. For example, if one were to do a search for “fractions” you’ll get results for fractions related videos, websites, exams, textbooks, handouts, lessons, slides, and quizzes. It can be used both by teachers and students. It’s free too!

How can this be used by teachers? Gooru is a neat place to start if you need to look for additional materials to use in a science, world history, biology, chemistry, physics, or math class. However, please keep in mind that as with anything else you’ll find on the Internet, it’s not a magic solution. You’ll likely find that you’ll be spending more time evaluating the materials, rather than finding them! (Source: Tracy Rosen, resource teacher at Nova Career Centre, NFSB)

Copyrights: All the materials linked on Gooru are Open Educational Resources, which are are “freely accessible, openly formatted and openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, education, assessment and research purposes“.

How can this be used by students? Students can browse “collections” based around specific topics on Gooru if they’d like to study on their own. Want to know more about how this all works? Watch the following video:

2 Responses to ICT Tip: Gooru is a search engine designed to help teachers and students to find educational resources

  1. Leila says:

    Hi Avi,
    Leila here. Not sure if it is on my end or not, but when click on the gooru link provided I get ‘page not found’.
    Peace,
    Leila

    • avispector says:

      Hi Leila:

      Thanks a lot for the heads up.. Hmmmm.. I tried clicking though here on my own computer and it worked fine.

      Try this: http://www.goorulearning.org/

      I also had a comment from one or two other teachers that the video wasn’t working. Not sure why the article is being so problematic this week! Let me know if the new link works. Thanks again!

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