How open resources help infuse Common Core into lessons

eSchool News

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. While the rigor of the Common Core will ultimately prepare our students for college and careers, implementation has its challenges. Next page: OER in action. Common Core Top News

Over 4000 Free Common Core Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 1, 2017 Back with another excellent resource from OER Commons. This is basically a collection featuring over 4000 free resources aligned to the Common Core. Common core standards resourcesTeachers can use, share and even.read more.

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Discover Tons of Free Common Core Resources to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Back with another excellent resource from OER Commons. This is basically a collection featuring over 4000 free resources aligned to the Common Core. Teachers can use, share and even design their own.read more

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Textbooks, Curricula Failing to Align with Common Core

K-12 Schools - Education News

Back in 2010 when Common Core arrived in New York, Cheryl Schafer, a veteran math teacher, soon saw that the materials teachers were given were not what they needed to teach the new national standards. Matt Collette of The Daily Beast writes that even now, the majority of textbooks are not aligned with the national standards and the resulting burden on classroom teachers is huge since their performance is often tied to students’ test scores based on Common Core standards.

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

He also talked about how he thinks policy shifts like the implementation of the common-core standards and the adoption of “open” educational resources are likely to affect the K-12 market, and his company’s work. ” Many critics accuse publishers, including Pearson, of making exaggerated claims of having aligned academic materials to the Common Core State Standards, while having only made superficial changes.

5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources

Where Learning Clicks

Open educational resources (OERs) can be a valuable asset for educators, but there are some things to consider before jumping on the bandwagon. Inside the Classroom Blended Learning Common Core digital learning evaluate open educational resources OER Online learning customization Teacher ResourcesThe post 5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

How to sort the good from the bad in OER

The Hechinger Report

These OER – open educational resources – may be good, bad or indifferent. There’s more bad OER out there than good; that’s a fact,” said Rebecca Kockler, assistant superintendent of academic instruction for the state of Louisiana, at the annual SXSWedu conference last week in Austin, Texas. “We There’s more bad OER out there than good; that’s a fact. Using OER wasn’t our goal,” Kockler said.

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Report Breaks Down the Big Appetite for EngageNY Among Nation’s Teachers

Marketplace K-12

More than three-quarters of teachers say their districts either recommended or required use of some materials through EngageNY, an open education resource aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Marketplace K-12 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Curriculum engageNY Open Educational Resources (OER) Teachers

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

Edsurge

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. So the discovery, vetting, and alignment costs inflicted upon the teachers and districts that would try to embrace free and OER content would remain high. And it turns out that a great deal of free and OER content is actually free like a free beer—in fact, like a really good craft beer.

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Teachers gain access to OER math curriculum

eSchool News

EdCaliber and Mathematics Vision Project integrate OER math curriculum and support materials into Lessoneer teacher empowerment platform. School districts across the country have discovered that they can realize the vision of the Common Core State Standards using the MVP curriculum, while avoiding the license fees charged by traditional publishers.

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Elevating School Librarians As Curriculum Creators and Collaborators

Educator Innovator

As the use of digital content in education connects to improved teaching and learning, our partner OER Commons aims to elevate the potential of the school librarian, especially in relation to open educational resources (OER). OER Commons #CCSS Common Core digital content librarians professional development

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

“We need textbooks!”

K12 Open Ed

Several conversations lately have made me ponder the importance of community understanding and support for various new initiatives like open learning and OER adoption. This brought agreement from the group and led to a litany of complaints about Common Core and other practices in the local schools. This relates to OER as well. OER, and even more so open learning, look different in the classroom. Uncategorized OER textbooks

How our district is making math relevant

eSchool News

To meet current math standards like the Louisiana Student Standards for Mathematics or the Common Core State Standards, it is no longer enough for students to simply memorize how to do something. After reviewing instructional materials rated as Tier 1 standards-aligned resources by the Louisiana Department of Education, we decided to try Open Up Resources 6–8 Math , an open educational resource (OER) authored by Illustrative Mathematics (IM).

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). 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. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0

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

Edsurge

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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Open Educational Resources haven’t upended the way that K-12 schools get course materials – yet

The Hechinger Report

Digital OER are free. In K-12 schools, however, where open educational resources have been hailed as an opportunity to democratize high-quality curriculum and break the publishing oligopoly, OER has had a slower uptake. There’s a lot of buzz around OER in schools and districts, but actual practice hasn’t reached systemic levels. OER appears in schools, as supplemental material mostly, but it isn’t even close to breaking the reliance on traditional, proprietary texts.

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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). The key to creating and curating great OER that will survive the choppy waters of policy changes is to maintain education standards that can operate independently from Common Core, or any state or federally mandated standards. The Value of Common Standards in 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. 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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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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Your midsummer ed-tech check-in

eSchool News

What do they have in common? 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. Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities. Since it is OER (Open Education Resources) it is free. Each project aligns with common core and national standards and delivers measurable learning while using free software.

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Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Image Creative Commons. OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities. Since it is OER (Open Education Resources) it is free. Greetings from FETC at the Miami Beach Convention Center in sunny Florida.

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?Open Up Resources Announces First Full Math Curriculum—And Its Plans for Profitability

Edsurge

Authored by nonprofit Illustrative Mathematics, the curriculum covers Common Core standards for grades 6-8 math. The curriculum is published under a Creative Commons license and all digital versions can be downloaded for free. It is also compliant with Common Cartridge standards, which allows the materials to be integrated with most learning management systems used in schools.

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Part 4… Beyond the Technology Shine… Learning Targets plus 10 great Lesson Plan Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Link: Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. In the last few posts we discovers nouns that could uncover OER (Open Education Resources) and verbs that could lead to important digital tools that allow for process development. Relevant Nouns – Planets, Solar System, Orbit, Gravity (OER Resources).

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. Curriki Algebra – This is an Open Education Resource (OER) Algebra course that consists of five units aligned to the Common Core. OER Commons Math – This is a large collection of online resources that are part of the open education resource field. Welcome to number four in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education.

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Happy Holidays & a Look Back on the Best of 2012 from @KleinErin at Kleinspiration

Kleinspiration

click here to see the full post Dry Erase Flash Card Albums DIY Dry Erase Pom Markers by Amanda at The Teaching Thief click here to see the full post Fantastic Bloggers My Pinterest Board: "Blogs I Love" - click here - and My Google Reader - click here - and My Twitter PLN - click here - and - click here - Fantastic Kleinspiration Posts - My Top 5 of 2012 - K-6 Reading Lessons: Common Core Aligned click here to view Breaking News: Remind101 Launches the App!

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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.

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

techlearning

OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities. Since it is OER (Open Education Resources) it is free. Each project aligns with common core and national standards and delivers measurable learning while using free software.

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Why ‘Personalized Learning’ Can Feel So Impersonal

Edsurge

backlash , in the words of Education Week’s Benjamin Herold, “echoes previous battles among various teachers’ union factions over highly politicized issues such as the Common Core State Standards and standardized testing.”. Black-box software, as OER pioneer and Lumen Learning’s Chief Academic Officer, David Wiley writes, “reduce all the richness and complexity of deciding what a learner should be doing to—sometimes literally— a ‘Next’ button.”.

Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities. Since it is OER (Open Education Resources) it is free. Autodesk Digital Steam Workshop – Digital STEAM projects are designed by Autodesk’s network of expert educators, designers and student alumni as exciting complements to core Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Art (STEAM) curriculum.

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

Shake Up Learning

The platform gives teachers and administrators the flexibility to mix and match content from a growing number of open educational resources (OER), to digitize existing content, or to build their own. Teachers, administrators and students love ASSISTments because it is flexible to their needs, helps make valuable class time more effective, and is compatible with Google Classroom and other OER such as EngageNY, Illustrative Mathematics and Utah Math.”