Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article points to Wide Open School, which we read "is a fruit of a partnership with more than 80 leading educational organizations and services including Kahoot, Google, Khan Academy, National Geographic, PBS, Scholastic, Smithsonian, TED Ed, and many more." Basically it's a daily list of resources and activities sorted according to subject and grade range. The quality is variable but overall not bad. The real questions are related to content selection. I'm pretty sure it doesn't sync with curricula; it couldn't, with one set of resources for so many school jurisdictions. The only filter for region or culture is via language selection (but you still get the same resources, and they're still in English). But there does appear to be a genuine effort to include representations of diverse cultures and world views. And there's James Earl Jones.

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