Curriki supports LodeStar projects.
Curriki is a terrific resource. If you don’t have access to a learning management system and you are willing to share your resource with the educational community as well as your students, choose Curriki.
Curriki is an open education resource library. Curriki enables educators around the world to access and contribute free open educational resources.
At the conclusion of this post, you will find a short video that describes how to import a LodeStar project into Curriki. But before you can import LodeStar, you must contact Curriki at http://www.curriki.org/about-curriki/contact-us/ and request to be a trusted user.
Once you are a trusted user, follow these steps. The video is a little difficult to view, but these steps will help you. Print them out.
- Open a LodeStar project.
- Select Export.
- In the Export dialog, select the ‘Simple Zip’ option.
- Fill in the fields and click on the “Create Export’ button.
- Pay attention to where LodeStar saves your exported file!!
- Register as a Curriki user (free) and contact Curriki to become a trusted user (free).
- Log in to Curriki.
- Go to ‘My Dashboard’ if you are not already there.
- Click on ‘Contribute a Resource’.
- Fill in the ‘Title’ and ‘Abstract’ fields.
- In the Content area, click on the HTML Editor and select ‘Insert’ from the HTML editor toolbar.
- Select ‘Insert LodeStar Zip’. This is the simple zip that you created earlier. It is in your LodeStar/Exports folder.
- Follow the rest of the Curriki information collection process.
- Once you have completed all of the steps, you will be able to ‘Start’ the LodeStar activity.
- To find your project (resource), go to ‘My Dashboard’ and to ‘My library’.
- Click on the resource. Click on the ‘Start’ button to launch.
- Share the resource website address with your students. Test the address.
Screenshot of the Curriki HTML Editor with Insert LodeStar Zip.
Screenshot of the activity web page. Notice the Website address near the top of the screen. Notice the start button near the bottom of the screen.
Curriki supports Google Classroom. If your school cannot afford a learning management system like Moodle, consider Google Classroom. LodeStar objects added to the Curriki library can be easily shared with Google Classroom.