Welcome back to school!
Between trips to the pool, fireworks, and a few backyard barbecues, we’ve been gearing up for a productive new school year with exciting improvements to icurio.
We’re happy to announce that the icurio integration in Schoology and Canvas now helps you easily find teacher recommended resources for the standards that you use most. If you don’t use icurio in Schoology and Canvas, you’ll still have access to the same teacher recommended resources for your standards.
Just like the websites that we bookmark and use on a daily basis, you probably have standards or skills that you use frequently, and rarely change during the course of the school year. We’ve made improvements to icurio that will help you store your preferred standards so that it’s effortless to find the standard you’re teaching, and see the best aligned resources.
After you confirm your school in icurio, you’ll select the grades and subjects that you teach. These preferences will narrow your focus, and will let icurio know which standards you care about most.
The icurio integration now includes quick paths to begin browsing through these standards. By typing the text from the standard number, or a concept included in its description, icurio will quickly present you with your standard.
Once you select the standard that you’re teaching, icurio will return a teacher recommended set of resources that you can embed in your course. We’re now offering teacher recommended resources for most Math and English Language Arts (ELA) standards, and will soon offer these resources for more standards, including broader coverage for Math and ELA, and also Science.
icurio also continues to offer powerful search refinements that help you narrow resources down according to how you want to deliver content in your course. In addition to academic level, readability level, language, and learning resource type, icurio now offers a broader selection of publishers for refinement. icurio has replaced the static list of 20 or so collections for refinement with the thousands of publishers that are included in the icurio collection. We’ve included a few of them here.
If you’re not using the Canvas or Schoology integration, you can still use resources that teachers have recommended for your standards. Once you select your standard, you’ll see the teacher recommended icon below each resource’s title.
We also know that standards can often include a number of different topics, concepts, or skills, so use the subject menu along the left side of the page to narrow your results to the topics or skills that matter most to you.
For more information about these exciting updates, check out the video below, or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.