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Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are online teaching and learning materials that are freely available for everyone to use. Including (OERs) in schools continues to expand as educators search for resources to match student needs and accomplish a personalized learning model. Examples of OERs can include worksheets, homework assignments, quizzes, classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, and a variety of others resources found in digital media collections from around the globe.
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Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    Go to the World Digital Library (WDL) and find free primary materials from places around the world. The network is operated by UNESCO along with the United States Library of Congress. With the goal of promoting better international and intercultural understanding, many of the resources are made available in a multilingual format. Some of the resources you can access include maps, unusual books, recordings, videos, photographs, art pieces, and other culturally-significant materials.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    You must download the GoOpen District Launch Packet if your school district has committed to a comprehensive approach for employing openly licensed educational resources into instructional practices. Across the U.S., counties are working to become GoOpen Districts as they rely on openly licensed educational resources to amplify student achievement. Districts can reallocate money currently spent on inflexible, stagnate learning materials to resources connected to digital learning.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    Out of over 60 entries submitted, this video won the "Why Open Education Matters" video contest which was promoted by the U.S. Department of Education, Creative Commons, and Open Society Foundations. Just a couple minutes long, this video will enlighten your understanding of open education as it raises awareness about the capabilities of open educational resources (OERs) in keeping instructional materials relevant, customizable, and affordable.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    5 Open Education Resources for K-5 Common Core Math

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    Kelly Flynn says:
    Since it can be a daunting task to search through multiple resources to find suitable materials matched to your class' abilities and needs, check out this list of math OERs designed for elementary grade levels. There is a vast amount of math OERs available on the Web, so take advantage of these free tools. You can quickly access them and embed them into your instruction, so this can be an easy avenue for improving your methods and materials.
  • OpenEd

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    opened.com
    opened.com
    Kelly Flynn says:
    Using a collection of K-12 Common Core instructional resources along with follow-up assessments, teachers can examine OpenEd’s online library to find appropriate content. Teachers can select assignments, modify existing materials, or create their own activities. They can open assignments for one student, a group of students, or the entire class. As students work through the content and accompanying assessments, teachers can track each student's progress.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    The Open Education Consortium is a non-profit organization consisting of a community of more than 240 schools and organizations devoted to promoting the "open education" framework. As a global network of educational leaders, this consortium supports open education founded on collaboration, innovation and collective development. If a supporter of the open education movement, this is an organization worth looking into.
  • OER Commons

    Webtool
    oercommons.org
    oercommons.org
    Kelly Flynn says:
    OER Commons is a huge collection of open-license educational resources offered through a comprehensive digital library. Teachers and students can search, browse, and discuss OERs through this network. Use OER Commons as an enriching opportunity to collaborate with other educators and learners who share your commitment to the modern educational arena.
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