6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)

Wisewire

Since OER came onto the map in the early 2000s, the pool of available resources has grown into a vast ocean. These credible sites offer a wealth of vetted, high quality OER resources, categorized and sorted for easy navigation. Have more suggestions for how to identify high quality OER?

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Maha, the Path to OER-Enabled Pedagogy, and Technological Determinism

Iterating Toward Openness

Among other things, the post discusses her role in my decision to abandon the phrase “open pedagogy” and adopt the phrase “OER-enabled pedagogy.” While the term “open pedagogy” appeared with some frequency on my blog for a number of years ( Google site search link ), I believe these posts show the important contours of how my thinking evolved: What is Open Pedagogy (2013), where I first “introduce” (more on that below) and define the term.

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OER-Enabled Pedagogy

Iterating Toward Openness

There was a well-attended (and well-viewed) conversation via Google Hangout. At the Hewlett OER Meeting last week over a dozen people spent another hour talking about the issue during the unconference time. Some definitions are centered on OER. What teaching and learning practices are possible (or practical) in the context of OER that aren’t possible when you don’t have permission to engage in the 5R activities?

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The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

Teachers in each department have been developing their own custom Google-based websites over the span of a year with help from high school teacher John Hineman, who is overseeing the project. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy Curriculum digital ipads OER open educational resourcesTeachers and students at one district are replacing print with digital. By and large, it’s working.

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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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How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

The fifth graders had an optional meeting at 7 am where they could come to school to meet the other kids half a world away. Kids came early to school so they could meet other kids! Learners love to meet learners in other classrooms, but how can you make it simple ? Now, if you just want to meet with other classes and aren’t doing a project, just use the classtimes calendar. In this demonstration, I’m using Google Calendar.

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).

Meet Some Heroes at This Week's Connected Educator Cafe Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The format is informal and the goal is for you to meet and get to know some of your online heroes, as well as to recap learnings from the day’s events and to look ahead to what’s next in CEM. Kathy Schrock : Educational Technologist, DEN Guru, Adobe Ed Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Sony Ed Ambassador ( kathy@kathyschrock.net ) Shannon Miller : Teacher Librarian, Mom & Wife who loves connecting, creating, collaborating & change.

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Collections by Destiny

NeverEndingSearch

Collections are themed curated resources– digital scrapbooks –gathering a variety of media types to meet the needs of targeted groups of users. You can search for Open Educational Resources (OER) within Destiny Discover and immediately add them to your collections. You may share your collections within your own school and beyond, even to non-Destiny users, simply by sharing links or posting to Google Classroom. curation Follett OER open source technology

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

Curating OER. Lately I’ve been asked to speak about the librarian’s role in supporting OER (open educational resources) implementation through curation and I realize that in the K12 setting, curating and leveraging OER means very different things to district-level administrators, to principals, to department chairs, to teachers and to librarians. Clearly, curation is not only about OER. OER Portals Pearltrees. OER and You: The Curation Mandate.”

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

Shake Up Learning

By the way, this resource is excellent for any Google for Education school that uses the Chrome browser, not just Chromebooks! While I can’t actually fit 100 ideas into this blog post and podcast episode, I can offer you a FREE Google Chromebook resource that is loaded with ideas, lessons, apps, and more! I want to introduce you to the Chromebook App Hub from Google. Each Idea Spark includes the name of the author, their location, and their Google Certifications.

HyperDocs and the teacher librarian

NeverEndingSearch

According to the HyperDocs site , HyperDocs, a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom. Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton and Sarah Landis ask the simple, but provocative question: Given one Google Doc, what could you put on it to engage, educate and inspire your students? What Google App can I use to package this lesson?

Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

It was great to meet and talk with some very creative and inspirational people during my travels in 2011. He requested a meeting with me after reading my blog reportage of his speech. To help achieve this vision, Mackintosh is setting up the OER University and is evangelistic in his elucidation of this concept. The Wolfram Alpha answer engine is a distinct departure from search engines such as Google or Bing. OER computer games social media OLPC

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

Edsurge

His work has shown him that “it will definitely be a more sustainable initiative if it is collaborative—-whether it's OER, open access journals, etc.if And Digital Learning, Research & Instruction Librarian Robin Ashford shared this approach at George Fox University: “Identifying quality OER, helping faculty & students author open textbooks or purchasing library ebooks to replace costly textbooks is how I work developing our textbook affordability program.”

Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

I meet a lot of teachers at conferences, and I often want to collaborate with them on some ideas that we may have had some discussion about. Not too long ago if we wanted to collaborate on a project we may have been sending emails back and forth, meeting in person, or gasp - using the postal service. Now there are wikis, Google Docs, VoiceThreads, etc. Personally, I''m an avid user of Google Docs for collaboration. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 Web 2.0

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

One example used was Google’s idea to allow its employees 20% percent job time for self direction. From this effort, such big projects as G-Mail, and Google News have evolved. NPR Where Science Meets Art – Some exceptional Podcasts integrating Science and Art.

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Web 2.0 Social Networking Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

I meet a lot of teachers at conferences, and many of them ask how I manage to build my network. After all, I was already using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. If you have the following networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, please be sure to click the buttons you will see to the left of the document and share this resource. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

Whether it is electronically sharing a project that a group is working on together, jotting down ideas for further exploration at a later date, or simply taking notes for somebody that was unavailable at a meeting, there is something for everybody. Google Docs is a platform that is easily accessible and many feel comfortable with. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 Research Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

Whether it is surveying a group on a certain subject, jotting down ideas for further exploration at a later date, or simply taking notes for somebody that was unavailable at a meeting, there is something for everybody. If you have the following networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, please be sure to click the buttons you will see to the left of the document and share this resource. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As a member of Alan’s Team all year, it is a lot of fun to meet so many people from around the world at his summer conference in Boston. 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. Resources: “Finding the Nouns or Facts” How might your identification of the curriculum standard nouns along with OER fit into a classroom ?

#CUE17- The Game

CUE

OER Playground (New!). Visiting the STEAMPunk playground to meet robots, the exhibition hall to meet vendors, and attending a CUE affiliate meeting are just a few example activities. Lucy also has received the distinctions of Apple Distinguished Educator and Google for Education Certified Innovator. For the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of working on CUE conferences, mostly from afar at my homebase outside of Chicago, Illinois.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

For example, a student could be assigned a slide on a Class Google Slide show to share some work while other students and the teacher provide critique. I would be happy to join you and your staff in a Web Meeting. I would be happy to join you and your staff in a Web Meeting.

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How today’s tech departments are moving into the future

eSchool News

Fortunately, districts appear to be meeting these challenges head-on, as evidenced by a recent panel discussion for administrators and tech directors in Dallas, hosted by the IT products vendor PCMG , called “Preparing the Next Generation of Personalized Learners in the Digital Age.” I think it’s just something that needs to be ongoing, such as hosting virtual meetings or doing PD. Tech directors are a busy lot these days.

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Part 3… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Verbs and Blended Learning Possiblities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Link: Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. Technology allows the 21 st century classroom to use this awareness of the nouns to connect with free resources on the internet known as OER (Open Education Resources). Research – Search engines such as Google , Sweet Search , Wolfram Alpha. Record – Google Docs , Diigo , Evernote , Microsoft 360.

On building learning playlists

NeverEndingSearch

Differentiation : Imagine creating instruction (face-to-face or flipped) using Google Docs or Slides as your major platform. The teacher or librarian can easily customize and adjust playlists to meet each student’s strengths and needs and pace. OER and you: The curation mandate.

5 Ways Video Games Transform Learning and Prepare Students for Tomorrow's Jobs

Edsurge

Learn more about gaming while at ISTE—and beyond: Book a meeting at ISTE 2018 to learn about Classcraft’s Engagement Management System for schools and districts, and the Quests Marketplace featuring partners like Google Education, Discovery Educator Network, Newsela, LRNG, Breakout EDU and OER Commons. Attend our ISTE 2018 session to learn about gamifying Google Classroom. Every year, it seems increasingly difficult to predict what tomorrow’s workplace will look like.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Discover activities that meet you where you live, whether your “classroom” is an active volcano, the shark tank at the local aquarium, or your own kitchen table. Curriki Algebra – This is an Open Education Resource (OER) Algebra course that consists of five units aligned to the Common Core. Real World Math – Welcome to a collection of free math activities for Google Earth designed for students and educators.

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Why ‘Personalized Learning’ Can Feel So Impersonal

Edsurge

Personalized learning, in its broadest application, suggests tailoring instruction to meet the needs, strengths and interests of each learner. 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.”. It took a lawsuit to get Google to stop scanning students’ emails.

“Open” Educational Resources vs “Open” Pedagogy: Why Meanings Matter

Iterating Toward Openness

A dozen or more years ago I was sitting in a meeting at MIT. Just for fun, look at Google’s definition of open. Be sure to click the down arrow at the bottom of the box to get all the juicy details – Google presents 15 major definitions of the term, none of which cover the specific context our current conversation imagines.). The tl;dr.

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

Kleinspiration

The coolest part is having Skype dates and even planning meet-ups to have coffee and collaborate on projects together. OER ( click here ) Open Educational Resources on Web 2.0 Thank you all for helping to make 2012 very merry! This year was filled with so many wonderful ideas shared among colleagues (virtual and face to face), connections made at conferences, and friendships formed through collaboration. Blogging has opened so many doors socially and professionally.

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Part 5…Beyond the Shine : Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model plus Ten Great Resource Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Link: Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. It must be remembered that amplification will have an effect on great educational pedagogy, but will also do the same for instruction that may not meet the goal. A common example may include students authoring a group story in a Google Doc so that peer editing and collaboration can happen anytime and anyplace.

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

I was honored to join several esteemed colleagues to present on the panel: Leading the Charge: Leveraging Librarian Leadership to Support the OER Journey. And here is the sketchnote Margaret Sisler created during the session: #oer and teacher librarians! Among the MANY items in my own digital tote is Denise Henry-Orndorff’s Periodic Table of Google Extensions. ISTE both thrills and overwhelms me. However carefully I plan my choices, each year I am plagued by FOMO.

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SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

Edsurge

Opinionated Products : There’s a word for the kinds of tools and products—like say, Google search results—which adapt to a user’s behavior: opinionated. Companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Google are all dipping their toes into virtual and augmented reality. A Debate on “Open” Educational Resources : Can free and open educational resources (OER) save students money without compromising their content or value? It’s that time of year again.

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This Year’s ASU+GSV Summit Is Hard to Describe. Here’s Our Best Attempt.

Edsurge

Cooperate or Compete What happens when legacy publishers and OER upstarts meet in the same room to talk about a buzzy phrase like the “Netflix of Higher Ed”? And the education companies still have some work ahead to meet the needs of today’s students. Awesome Awards Two leading Innovators of Color were celebrated on center stage this year: Jaime Casap, Google’s chief education evangelist, and Phyllis Lockett, founder and CEO of LEAP Innovations in Chicago. “I

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Who’s Meeting With DeVos ? ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout.” ” Speaking of ethics, “ Google offers money to universities to use artificial intelligence to scale up research,” The Washington Post reports.