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Learnist, a Grockit developed, Pinterest like, educator specific curation tool has recently announced apps for the iPad and iPhone! See below to learn more about how Learnist is assiting educators provide compelling and entertaining lessons for their students…
Learnist, a Pinterest-like social learning platform from ed tech company Grockit, launched in May to let teachers and students of all kinds can create “learn boards” for everything from 8th grade English standards to data visualization to punk music.
On Thursday, the company is announcing that it is rolling out apps for the iPhone and iPad.
Over the past few months, the company said, tens of thousands of people have joined the site to check out about 20,000 user-created “learnings” – collections of web videos, blogs, images and other content sequenced to help people learn various topics and skills.
Among the users are a “small army of teachers,” said Grockit founder Farbood Nivi, who have created numerous resources to support K-12 students and teachers, including learn boards for every Common Core standard for grades 7-12 (the standards are part of a new education initiative to bring differing state standards into alignment).
But, he added, Learnist is as much a platform for the life-long, or casual, learner who wants an education in yoga or photography as it is for the formal student who needs extra coaching in chemistry or algebra. As of now, he said, the content on the site is split about 50-50 between formal and informal learnings.
Since launching in 2007, Grockit’s social learning technology has focused on online test prep. But earlier this year,
Credit Photo: http://gigaom.com Nivi said, the company decided to point about 90 percent of its resources toward Learnist, which was initially created as more of an experimental platform.
Learnist makes it super easy to share what you know by pointing to existing web resources. You can use videos, blogs, books, documents, images, anything to explain how to learn something. This short video will teach you about the basics of Learnist l…
please check out this animated video done by some enterprising art students. We think this animation captures why we’re creating Learnist.