SURATE /’sər- rāt / v – the process of sourcing, evaluating, and annotating exceptional educational
resources to make them readily available to learners, educators, parents, and administrators.
The name SURATION is derived from terms Search and Curation, describing a searchable collection of curated educational resources. But, SURATION is not only a collection. It is also a process through which we:
1. Select only the best educational resources for inclusion in our curated search engine, tagging those resources consistently using multiple educational taxonomies.
2. Provide ultra-accurate search tools with education-specific advanced filtering features.
3. Give users tools to build resource libraries and share those resources with others.
4. Create an environment appropriate for children and adults alike.
Our mission is to help teachers, students, and parents access and use the best educational resources on the
Internet. Our team of educational experts—with experience in curation, instructional design, varied pedagogical approaches, learning styles, classroom instruction, and aligning Common Core standards—reviews and vets each and every resource in our collection. Our curation team is complemented by our development team to ensure SURATION’s search features and tools are designed for maximum accuracy and ease-of-use.
Our curators – all expert educators – use a variety of methods to find best-in-class resources and consider the
ways in which they will be useful for instruction or student research. And while we are always linking to new
providers and their resources, we also continually monitor for broken, changed, and aging website links and
retire or replace resources as newer or better ones become available. We proactively seek and encourage
your feedback and do our best to incorporate your suggestions into our curated search engine.
SURATION currently covers K-12 Math and English content, with plans to expand to additional subjects in the
near future. New resources are added every day.
When you try SURATION, you’ll find that the content is appropriate for both in the classroom and at home,
and is optimized for all devices, including our SURATION tablet with pre-loaded education-specific apps.
With the skyrocketing interest in building and using Open Educational Resources (OER) in schools and at
home, new and free teaching and learning resources are published every day. SURATION’s job is to ensure the best of these new resources are made easily accessible to you. That also includes working closely with
publishers and other strategic partners who develop and distribute the highest quality content.
As an organization, SURATION focuses primarily on the quality—not the quantity—of search results. Our goal
is for you to have easy access to a variety of exceptional resources from many providers, spanning a large
array of content areas and pedagogical approaches. We eliminate time-consuming, inconsistent, inaccurate,
and inappropriate search results so you will find what you need quickly and use it with confidence.