SMART Technologies announced the addition of 100 SMART-created lesson activities to the Curriki global education and learning community, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing free education materials.
The SMART lesson activities are cross curricular and cover subjects such as biology, chemistry, English, geography, history, language arts, math, science, and social studies. All lesson activities are developed with or correlated to state curriculum standards in the United States and provincial curriculum standards in Canada.
The interactive lesson activities for Notebook collaborative learning software include embedded Adobe Flash multimedia files and colorful and descriptive graphics.
Curriki’s use of open-source content allows users to comment, edit, and group together curricular materials to create a lesson. Teachers can adapt or revise lesson plans to suit classroom needs.
Curriki: The Global Education & Learning Community is building an Internet site that offers a complete course of open-source instruction and assessment for K-12. Founded by Sun Microsystems in 2004, Curriki now operates as an independent nonprofit.
SMART Technologies, www.smarttech.com.