Social Learning Made Easy with Sophia
Sophia Flips the Classroom with New Social Education Platform
Are there topics that you want your kids to learn that haven’t yet been (or aren’t) covered in their school’s curriculum? Are you a teacher looking for online information to supplement your student’s textbook or classroom notes, or a place to share your own curriculum? Are you a homeschool or unschool learning facilitator wishing you had a map of topics in multiple disciplines? Sophia, an online learning resource, offers validated crowdsourced educational material that supports all these needs, and much more!
The site (www.sophia.org) offers a wealth of information – presented in a way that is social and conducive to learning – and is divided up into categories based on discipline, then broken down by specific topics and grade level appropriateness. You can find anything from a unit on molecular structure for 10th-12th graders to a tutorial on the preterite and imperfect tenses of the Portuguese language!
Each topic section is also divided into units (arranged in a logical order) that, if followed closely, can lead a learner to a much deeper understanding of a topic. The site isn’t, however, just another online textbook-style resource. Within each topic are a variety of ways to learn, and users are able to choose which structure best fits their goals and/or learning style. Within the website’s solid structure is a surprising amount of freedom! Users can simply read up on a topic, or dig deeper by taking quizzes, playing games, create their own flashcards, etc. The site is a great resource for parents, teachers, and students – especially as a supplement to other learning materials! Check out this video to learn more: