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Tutorial Tuesday: CK-12 Groups for Collaboration

  
  
  
  

Hi there CK-12ers! Today is our first ever Tutorial Tuesday!

What is Tutorial Tuesday you ask? Tutorial Tuesday is the one day each week that those of usSTEM here at CK-12 will unleash a clever tip to help you maximize your experience on CK12.org. Not only will these posts tell you about a cool thing you can do on CK12.org, but they will walk you through HOW to do it, step-by-step!

Now, without further adieu.... Tutorial Tuesday!

Today we'd like to teach you about a brand new feature to CK12.org called groups. Merriam Webster defines a group as, "two or more figures forming a complete unit in a composition." CK-12 groups are a place for you to collaborate with other classmates and teachers to be one lean mean STEM machine!

Watch the video below to quickly learn how to create your first group!

There are two types of groups on CK12.org: class groups and study groups.

Class Groups

Teachers share all kinds of content with their students on a daily basis.  Normally, a teacher would give printed handouts, send students to a  specific URL and share videos from  YouTube all in one day. CK-12  groups allow all of this great STEM content to be shared in one common  location to limit confusion.

In class groups, the only person who can share content is the group creator. In most cases, the group creator of class groups will be the teacher of a class. Teachers can now easily share everything in one place and eliminate the use of tree-killing algebra handouts and biology worksheets! (Did you know CK-12 also has tons of STEM content to make easy science and math worksheets?!)

Study Groups

Study Groups allow all invited group members to contribute to the group. These groups are great for students to work together on projects, prepare for exams, and stay caught up in class. Study groups are also useful for teachers to collaborate to increase their effectiveness and share handy STEM tools that they've found.

To learn how to invite people to your awesome new group, watch the video below:

Once your group is all set up and your friends have been invited, it's time to start sharing your spiffy STEM content! What can you share? CK-12 has tons of awesome STEM content to help you learn and teach math and science concepts. You can also share content from outside of CK-12 as you find it.

Search CK-12 by STEM subject to find different learning modalities including, but not limited to:

To learn how to share content to either class groups or study groups, watch the video below:

 

How do you plan to use groups this fall? Tell us in the comments section below!

Comments

Once you have shared a resource is there a way to "unshare" it? I by accident shared a flexbook twice to a group and can't figure out how to unshare one of the copies.
Posted @ Saturday, August 24, 2013 10:19 AM by Katherine
Katherine - Right now there is not a way to unshare content from a group, but we will be introducing that feature within the next few weeks. If you'd like to delete your duplicate Flexbook now, please email your email address, group name and the Flexbook you'd like to delete to our Marketing Manager, Laura, at laura@ck12.org.
Posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 11:49 AM by Laura Ringer
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