How open resources help infuse Common Core into lessons

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Open resources can help design attractive, engaging lessons with a Common Core twist. In 2010, my state, Mississippi, joined the growing list of states adopting the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and math. Next page: OER in action.

Teachers gain access to OER math curriculum

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EdCaliber and Mathematics Vision Project integrate OER math curriculum and support materials into Lessoneer teacher empowerment platform.

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Using Tech to Support Literacy Across 13.8 Billion Years of History

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Using OER is hard. Over sandwiches and iced tea, we talked about the challenges of OER. Leveled readings —Each of the articles in the course is provided at multiple reading levels to ensure that all students can access and understand the material, enabling them to participate in the class. Working across so many disparate texts, it would be nearly impossible for a teacher to create anything like this when using OER.

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CommonLit: OER Curation and Creation

NeverEndingSearch

The CommonLit library of more than 440 readings may be browsed or searched by keyword and filtered by such criteria as: recent additions, Lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device demonstrated, and Common Core Reading: Literature standards.

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OER: Free Like a Beer, or Free Like a Puppy?

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Those in the puppy camp argued, with good reason, that free curricula and OER content were hardly free once the related costs and risks were factored in. There were other sound arguments critical of open source and open access content, as well as doubts that creators of free curriculum would be able to secure the talent and resources required for sustained, quality production and delivery at scale. Is free curriculum content like a free beer or a free puppy?

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The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

Open educational resources” (OER) here refers to the many free learning resources now populating the Worldwide Web. IOCS is aligned to select Common Core Curriculum standards for language arts literacy, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) NET.S

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Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. That’s right, the identified nouns can give you keywords that will allow you to search a wonderful world of OER (Open Education Resources) on the internet.

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Amazon Inspire’s relaunch

NeverEndingSearch

Offering a familiar, filtered Amazon search/shopping interface, Inspire allows educators to discover, download, curate and share Open Educational Resources (OER). Amazon retreated into a private beta only available to those with a special access code. (I Symbaloo on OER Resources.

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

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For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. Department of Education spearheaded the #GoOpen movement, a collection of efforts to spur educators, publishers and technologists to make OER more available and easily accessible. From my experience, the answers usually are: OER resources are in silos.

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Making the case for common K-12 standards

eSchool News

In this ever-dynamic landscape, “common” standards for education seemingly get a bad rap, but they’re useful, particularly for the development and distribution of open education resources (OER). helps smooth out the variability in how OER is selected for curation.

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Open education’s long revolution: Cable Green on Future Trends Forum #11

Bryan Alexander

Cable quickly introduced the Creative Commons project as the global standard for open licensing for copyrighted resources. He also identified several key themes: Structuring open education through linked data to resources, which could yield real time feedback and better linkage to OER.

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Open education’s long revolution: Cable Green on Future Trends Forum #11

Bryan Alexander

Cable quickly introduced the Creative Commons project as the global standard for open licensing for copyrighted resources. He also identified several key themes: Structuring open education through linked data to resources, which could yield real time feedback and better linkage to OER.

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Your midsummer ed-tech check-in

eSchool News

What do they have in common? OER meets iPads in this district. For students at Central Valley middle and high schools, accessing classroom lessons rarely involves opening a book. Top BYOD tools for the Common Core classroom.

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Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Lessons are aligned to Common Core Standards and explore real life questions. It is a free platform giving access to high-quality teaching resources. The site also allows the user to access tabs at the top of the page, or view content by sport or topic.

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Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

That’s right, the identified nouns can give you keywords that will allow you to search a wonderful world of OER (Open Education Resources) on the internet. Open Education Resources – Talk about big, this network brings together 44,129 OER tools for sharing curriculum.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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The App Hub is dedicated to bringing transparency to developers’ data and accessibility policies, and to help decision-makers find information about apps to meet the unique learning goals and policies of their school districts.”.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

For this reason, many educational standards, including the Common Core, emphasize the importance of being able to read, write, and interact across a range of media, platforms, and tools. Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, There are, of course, vast inequalities in access to technology — in school and at home and otherwise — and in how these technologies get used.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karla Pobke Coordinator Personalised Learning Born Accessible STEM: Making Sure Accessibility is Not Just an Afterthought - Anh Bui Director of Product Strategy for Global Literacy Project-Based Learning: You''re almost doing it already!

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. “ Gates Foundation CEO Admits Underestimating Common-Core Challenges.” The Common Core aligned reading software maker had raised $1.8 This week: “ OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Education Week : “Even When States Revise Standards, the Core of the Common Core Remains.” Stephen Downes and David Wiley debate OER : “The Cost Trap, Part 3” by David Wiley. “More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access” by David Wiley. “If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER” by Stephen Downes. (National) Education Politics.

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According to the conservative news site The Daily Caller , “Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions.” ” From the story: “Online education company Udacity plans to branch out of its core technology market to meet growing demand for digitally-skilled workers in areas such as banking and the car industry, its co-founder told Reuters as the company launched in Germany.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Chalkbeat : “‘ Common Core ’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name.” Department of Veterans Affairs this week backed Ashford University ‘s attempt to shift its state-based eligibility for veterans’ benefits from Iowa to Arizona , likely preserving the for-profit university’s access to Post–9/11 GI Bill and active-duty military tuition benefits.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Scaling Educational Access ” by Mindwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” ” Data and “Research” “We need a little patience” says USC professor Morgan Polikoff , when it comes to evaluating Common Core. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Faculty members at Purdue University took a strong stance Thursday against last week’s unorthodox acquisition of Kaplan University, passing a University Senate resolution calling the deal a violation of common-sense educational practice and respect for Purdue faculty,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Creative Commons has released its State of the Commons 2016 report.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.” ” Speaking of openwashing : “ Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core , Rise of ‘Open’ Resources.” Elsevier has acquired SSRN , an online open access repository. Education Politics. “ U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.”

OER will evolve to address the problems we hire it to solve

The Christensen Institute

Today, open educational resources (OER) are an increasingly common feature in the K–12 education ecosystem. Department of Education (DOE) has a project, called the Learning Registry , which helps make OER content easier for teachers to find.

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