A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

CommonLit: OER Curation and Creation


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. Readings are organized around fourteen commonly-taught universal themes. CommonLit is a fine example of OER curation and OER creation that belongs in every librarian’s toolkit.

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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. Remember OER resources provide curriculum that: Makes learning more authentic by giving the teacher the ability to localize learning. A Listing Of 25 OER (Open Education Resource Sites).

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

A Principal's Reflections

I recently had the honor of traveling to the MIT campus in Boston and participating in a panel discussion on Open Education Resources (OER) at The Sixth Conference of MIT''s Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) with three illustrious advocates of these open resources: Nicole Allen, Philipp Schmidt, and panel moderator Steve Carson. Open educational resources” (OER) here refers to the many free learning resources now populating the Worldwide Web.

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Amazon Inspire’s relaunch


Following a year of retooling, the Amazon Inspire digital library reopened in public Beta this week. Offering a familiar, filtered Amazon search/shopping interface, Inspire allows educators to discover, download, curate and share Open Educational Resources (OER). Currently, resources in the portal are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Math and ELA, as well as the Next Generation Science Standards, the Virginia Standards of Learning, and Florida State Standards.

Your midsummer ed-tech check-in

eSchool News

What do they have in common? Even with tight budgets, it’s possible to repurpose your libraries or media centers into 21st century makerspaces. OER meets iPads in this district. Top BYOD tools for the Common Core classroom. With just 4 categories and less than a dozen tools, educators can hit a lot of Common Core standards. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

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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. The mood was positive, especially as OER adoption seems to be rising, reaching <>15% of adoption in some cases. For example, Oregon announced grants to fund OER creation.

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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. While the nouns can help locate the important content that can be supported with OER (Open Education Resources) , it is the verbs that will take your students into Bloom’s higher order while conquering the 4C’s. Open Education Resources – Talk about big, this network brings together 44,129 OER tools for sharing curriculum.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

MIT Blossoms – All of the lessons in the MIT Blossoms library have been contributed by BLOSSOMS partners from around the world. Lessons are aligned to Common Core Standards and explore real life questions. Curriki Algebra – This is an Open Education Resource (OER) Algebra course that consists of five units aligned to the Common Core. Welcome to number four in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education.

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Content Creation: The Highest Form of Learning

Kairos EdTech

The following are resources that are useful in the entire process: Tools for the SEEK stage: Open Educational Resources: Creative Commons Search tool - Allows you to search for different kind of media with Creative Commons licenses. Creating and Sharing OER - An iTunes U collection by Apple Distinguished Educators. Library of Congress : resource to explore and use primary sources of information.

Newsletter: Privacy Con, OZeLive, GlobalEd.TV, Homeschooling, Making Chromebooks, Student Inquiry, & More

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. link] March 16th, 3:00 - 6:00pm US Eastern: Library 2.016: Privacy in the Digital Age The Learning Revolution and School of Information at San José State University are excited to announce the first of three Library 2.016 mini-conferences: "Privacy in the Digital Age."

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Issues with MOOCs That Prevent Them From Truly Disrupting the Status Quo - Stan Bogdanov - Instructional Multimedia Specialist www.STEMcollection.com : STEM technology + resources - Carles Aguiló Collado Informal Library Youth Programs - Jennifer Hopwood, Training Coordinator at the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association InkSurvey: A Free Graphical Polling Tool for Formative Assessment - Frank Kowalski, Physics Prof.


Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.


Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via PBS Newshour : “GOP reinstates usage of ‘ illegal alien ’ in Library of Congress ’ records.” The School Library Journal reports that “ New York DOE Green Lights Amazon eBook Deal.” “ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.” ” Speaking of openwashing : “ Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core , Rise of ‘Open’ Resources.” Education Politics. “ U.S.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy. The End of Library" Stories (and the Software that Seems to Support That).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” “School libraries can serve as personalized learning hotspots,” says Education Dive – but only if libraries fail to protect student privacy and gather lots of clicks about what students are doing, which seems fundamentally anti-librarian to me. ” Data and “Research” “We need a little patience” says USC professor Morgan Polikoff , when it comes to evaluating Common Core.


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. As one example, consider the popularity of Khan Academy , whose library of practice activities and videos are accessed each month by over 10 million users around the world and in many schools across the United States. Department of Education (DOE) has a project, called the Learning Registry , which helps make OER content easier for teachers to find.