By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki
Curriki’s community is as large as the globe and as small as a 1 to 1 connection. It is a vibrant online community for exceptional educators, decision-makers, and influencers who are on the leading edge of innovation in education. It is also a community for students to collaborate with each other as well as their teachers.
Curriki provides an easy and intuitive collaborative platform that includes personal profiles, blogs, discussions and resource sharing. Communities (groups) can be created and linked for closer collaboration.
Teachers and administrators can share best practices and information on what’s working. And they can support each other across schools, districts, states, and their country. Group members can connect with their peers anywhere in the world.
Schools and districts can create professional learning communities and practice groups, improve teacher and administrator quality and technology skills, and provide mentoring and support.
Curriki has support for groups large and small, from just a few members to hundreds or even thousands. A group is made up of individuals interested in a certain set of topics and in sharing information and resources.
Groups can be public or private. Private groups are entirely private and secure.
When you become a member of Curriki (for free!), you have your own personal dashboard. It displays your library, your contacts, your groups and contributions. It highlights featured groups and featured resources. And it allows you to join a group, or create a new group.
The My Groups feature shows the groups to which you belong and you can see the members of that group and the resources they have shared within the group context. You can read and send messages to the public forum of group members and any group member can share open educational resources with other members of the group. Files can be shared without the need to send bulky attachments in emails.
Curriki welcomes all professionals in education and create a new communication channel for educators, associations, legislators, community leaders, and companies to break down traditional barriers to communication and promote broader collaboration.
Curriki is free for professionals in education, educational institutions, parents and students. Education companies are invited to join Curriki as sponsors.
We hope you enjoy being a member of Curriki. Our goal is to create a professional social network that serves your needs, is easy to use, and flexible to adjust to your communication preferences.
Take a look at the Groups feature on Curriki. And then join a group of interest. Or start a group.