What Is FTE – Gooru?

Learn the vocabulary of Gooru and go to GooruLearning.org to explore.
Try the links to the left of this page for easy guides to using FTE’s Gooru collections in your classroom.
Check out FTEin Gooru’s Partner Library at www.goorulearning.org/#FTE


Gooru: An educational search engine.Library:  Gooru collections are located in a library, organized into 4 sections:  Science, Math, Social Science, and English Language Arts.  The library is searchable by topic.

Collection:  A set of resource-links that address a specified topic.  The Gooru interface creates a set of thumbnail images linked to Internet- based resources.   The left column of the image below shows the title and identifying image of an FTE collection on Teaching About Demand.  The table of contents column on the right shows the thumbnail links to the resources included in the first segment of the collection.

Segment: A sub-set of resources in a collection.  Collections frequently have more than one segment.  For example, all FTE teacher collections a segment identifying the National Voluntary Content Standards, the Economic Reasoning Propositions, and the Common Core Knowledge Standards addressed.  Teacher collections also typically include a segment of suggested classroom activities teachers may use to supplement the direct instruction students receive online.

Narration: Each FTE collection includes a text narration to guide the user through the resources.

Student vs. Teacher Collections: The FTE collections in the Gooru “Introduction to Economics” course are intended for teachers.  Collection titles include the words “Teaching About” or are designated by (Teachers) following the title.  Student collections are designated by (Student) at the end of the title.

Hot Topic Collections: All FTE – Gooru Hot Topic Collections are published in sets, including a teacher guide collection and one or more student collections.  The teacher guide and accompaying student collection on a topic have the same thumbnail picture for easy identification.

  • The teacher guide collection has several segments, including identification of content standards, supplemental resources, and suggested classroom follow-up to the direct instruction provided in the collection as well as narrated duplicate of the student collection.
  • Student collections typically have only one segment, containing only the resources for student instruction.  Narration is addressed to the student and serves as a guide through the collection.
  • The picture below shows a teacher guide and 3 accompanying student collections.  The teacher guide explains that collection 1 addresses demand and the determinants of demand by investigating why Coca-Cola uses Mexican Coke but corn syrup in U.S. Coke.  Collection 2 addresses the trade barriers that result in different prices for sugar in the U.S. and sugar on the world market.  And, collection 3 focuses on the public choice explanation of why and how special interests (like sugar growers) have so much influence on legislation and trade policy.   (Links to these collections are available in the Gooru Hot Topics section linked to the left of this page.)

About Our Partner Gooru (www.goorulearning.org)

Gooru Gooru is a free search engine for learning. Teachers and students can use Gooru to search for rich collections of multimedia resources, digital textbooks, videos, games and quizzes created by educators in the Gooru community. Collections are aligned to standards and currently cover every math and science topic from 5-12th grade, with other subjects coming soon.Gooru is free (of cost and ads) and developed by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to honor the human right to education. To get started, watch this video introduction to Gooru. For additional training materials, check out this short demo , which outlines all of Gooru’s key features, or review these FAQs.