Friday, September 25, 2015

Website Review: Curious

CURIOUS: GROW YOUR SKILLS is a website that provides short instructional videos on dozens of topics.
Although not specifically designed for K-12 students, the website contains many videos appropriate for secondary students. The videos are divided into ten sections including Biz, Brainy, Code, Craft, Food, Health, Life, Music, Photo, and Tech.
The Brainy section focuses on traditional school subjects such as biology, college prep, history, math, psychology, and science. In many cases, only the first lesson in a series is available for free. However for K-12 students this overview may meet classroom needs.
Many of the step-by-step lessons contain attachments and assignments to help with learning.
Live discussions are held with experts around the world. These are recorded, so students can go back and watch past events.
The website contains both a free and membership option. However, the free version includes over 1000 lessons, so it’s a great place to start.
Librarians will find this website to be a good alternative when seeking out videos on specific topics. Use the search tool to look for videos on specific topics.
To visit the website, go to