David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although my first exposure to the ideas and leaders of the movement stretch back to the launch of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative. This is where context matters most for the OER movement.

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VR, PBL, and OERs: Four High Hopes for Learning with Edtech in the New School Year

Edsurge

In 2014, I wrote about strategies for edtech success in the new school year , and in 2015, I wrote about edtech teaching trends for the new school year. Fourth graders at High Tech Elementary School met with nearby organizations and launched their own websites and businesses to support the police department, water board, humane society, and more. Office of Education Technology launched GoOpen last year, OERs have gotten a big boost.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition).

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Innovations for Educators: IBM’s Teacher Advisor

The Christensen Institute

Teacher Advisor is a free online resource that helps elementary school teachers plan math lessons. It houses a library of K-5 math open education resources (OERs)—including activities, lesson plans, and supporting materials—from organizations such as EngageNY , the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education , CPALMS , and UnboundEd. Many in edtech celebrate the potential of adaptive learning platforms to change how students learn.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? Edsurge’s coverage of Top Hat’s OER news is also in the Betteridge’s Law section above. As The Financial Times puts it , “EdTech fails to pay, again.” Via The Washington Post : “The new lesson plan for elementary school: Surviving the Internet.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The NAACP endorses OER. ” Gotta love a quote like this, from a story in Edsurge profiling McComb, Mississippi ’s Summit Elementary School: “We are learning how to mitigate between policy and trying to be as innovative as possible without breaking state laws.” Perhaps this will help the Grovo fellows: “Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig – From the EdSurge Jobs Team.” Via Edsurge : “The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments.”

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D. Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education) Using Scratch and Picoboards to teach "x", Maths and Science - Martin Levins, Director IT What''s The Connection?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” “ Cory Reid , who previously ran two edtech companies – Instructure and MasteryConnect – as their chief executive, has landed a new gig at Tyton Partners,” says Edsurge , failing to disclose that it shares investors with MasteryConnect. ” “​ OER Researchers Don’t Disaggregate Data on Diverse Students.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” Via Edsurge : “Chasing China ’s Edtech Unicorns: A Cautionary Tale.” ” From Lumen Learning’s David Wiley : “Some Lessons Learned Supporting OER Adoption.” Education Politics.

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