Curriki has a bunch of tools that can help teachers get organized for the school year, and they’re all free!
Store your digital content in your own Personalized Library on the Curriki website. Teachers can replace their file cabinets with a personal space in Curriki to store and organize their lesson plans, units, e-textbooks, assessments, videos, animations—virtually any type of learning object. Again, free of charge.
How do I add a Resource to My Library?
Click the Add to Library button on the resource page or from the search results list. Select the collection where you want to place your resource and click Save. You can add resources to your personal Library or to the resource libraries of Groups in which you are a member.
You can also upload your own resources into your Library.
To contribute a resource, on your Dashboard, click the Contribute a Resource button to begin. Then follow the four-step process.
Enter the title and a summary of your resource. Enter details that will best describe and present this resource in search results.
Add your resource to the editor. With the various tools in the editor, you can combine several different resources into one complete resource. You can add links, text, videos, documents (Word, PDF), and images. The formatting tools should be familiar to those who use Gmail or Word.
To insert a YouTube video, grab the Embed Code.
Click the Link icon, paste the Embed Code, and click OK.
This is where you enter the descriptive information about your resource. Try to be as accurate and detailed as possible so that your contribution will be found by others to seek for materials like yours. Select subject, subject area (Math: Algebra), education level, type of resource (lesson plan, video), and enter keywords that will help in the search and find process.
Next, add your standards alignments. Currently, you can add alignments to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. If you wish to add alignments to other standards such as your state’s standards, skip this step for now and complete after your resource has been uploaded.
The next step is to select the level of access and a Creative Commons License for your shared resource.
- Public: Available to anyone and any member can edit
- Protected: Available to anyone but only you (or your group) can edit this copy
- Private: Only you (or your group) can view or edit
We suggest that you select Private to keep your material in “draft” until it is ready to be released into the repository for general use.
Curriki’s default Creative Commons license is “Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial.” This license allows others to use and modify your resource, but requires that they do so for non-commercial purposes and provide author attribution.
To learn about all the open licenses, please click here.
Click the Submit Now button and you’re done! You will see:
Design Your own Collections of Resources. You can organize your lessons, activities, worksheets, assignable materials and more in collections that you design.
To do this, go to My Library and click the New Collection button. Then enter all the information describing the materials you are going to put into the collection.
For a unit on multiplying fractions, you might title your collection Unit: Multiplying Fractions and enter a description of the materials. IN the Content WYSIWYG you could upload an image or video to introduce the collection.
Add keywords, subjects, grade levels, and enter the type of resources you will add to your collection. Enter the access settings and submit! Now you can upload resources from your computer directly into this collection and add resources from the Curriki library.
I’ve added a couple of resources to this collection already!
Give it a try!
Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, leads and manages all of Curriki’s content development, user experience, and academic direction. Learn more at Curriki.org.
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