Teacher Review For Gooru

Gooru for Individualized Instruction

Amber P.
Technology coordinator
Cherry Creek School District
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Gooru is a great resource for individualized instruction. Gooru is a search engine where you can filter by grade level, standard or media type. They have videos, interactive websites, speeches, possible assessment questions and more. Teachers can put together collections and share them with students. One of the best features within the Gooru Collection is how easy it is to edit pre-existing collections. You can give students a prompt or tasks for each site step within the lesson. Students are able to explore and learn at their own pace and they have the means for additional exploration with related topics. Students can work in a self-paced model.
My Take
I love the filters. One of the filters allows you to be able to access open educational resources (OER). Teachers will then be able to share, use, and reuse knowledge or content. There are resources for teachers to get started. You can also check out Professional Development opportunities. Gooru provides webinars and tips and tricks for blended learning. There are many resources from great sites like BBC or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. However, the first site that usually appears is Wikipedia.