This website will be a place for educators to share their work with each other. The goal is to empower teachers to do their jobs better.
Unlike on most educational sites, teachers will be able to interact with the resources that are posted here. They will be able to organize, ask questions about, edit and improve upon other educators' work. It's a bit like "Wikipedia for teachers," but with a few key twists.
We're hoping to launch very soon. Sign up if you'd like to be notified when the site is ready (your information will be kept private and will not be used for any other purpose).
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Keep It Simple
Busy teachers don't have time to write and share long lesson plans. That's why our site will focus on the sharing of plums (small nuggets of teaching material that can be mixed, matched and personalized).
Keep It Reliable
"Social networking" features will help the community decide which resources are trustworthy. You'll be able to make friends, join groups, and keep up to date on your colleagues' teaching.
Keep It Relevant
Don't wait for the resource you need to magically appear; just start a conversation and ask the community to post it! That way the website will grow in a way that matches what teachers actually use.
Keep It Growing
The community will be able to string "plums" together and collaboratively build up lessons, units and even entire curricula. Everything will be available under an open license.
This website is supported by an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship under award AST-0602259 to David Rothstein. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.