How I Use It
This could be used with a variety of learners because it allows them to look up the definitions of words they are unsure about. The context can also be illustrated if the teacher incorporates images, videos, or links to extend the learning. Adding to the text was easy from the teacher perspective. It took about an hour because of the quality of questions and media I was adding to the story. There is easy navigation in the student view. Curriculet provides an index HELP menu. They also have user guides for both students and teachers. There example Curriculet’s illustrate the potential for teachers and allow customization. There are categories by grade, for novels, short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, history, and current events. I created a Curriculet to deepen the students understanding about a current event topic and incorporating maps and geography terms we are also studying.
Curriculet lets teachers create a class and invite students to join. Then users search through public domain books. Teachers also have the option of pasting a URL or uploading a document of their own content. The URL cleaner than the PDF I uploaded, but both took awhile to upload and convert into a format useable by Curriculet. Once the reading has been selected, the document can be brought to life with media resources, annotations to explain the text, and word definitions. Teachers can incorporate checks for understanding either with a single question or a quiz in line with the text. Teachers can add a Common Core tag from the drop down menu with each question.