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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup
OER, a part of the global open content movement, are shared teaching, learning, and research resources available under legally recognized open licenses -- free for people to reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute. Why are OER important? High-quality OER can save teachers significant time and effort on resource development and advance student learning inside and outside the classroom. Further, open sharing of resources has the potential to fuel collaboration, encourage the improvement of available materials, and aid in the dissemination of best practices. For more about the potential of OER, check out "5-Minute Film Festival: Why Open Education Matters." video How to Find OER Open Lesson Plans, Courses, and Activities 5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Sources for Free Lesson Plans, by Amy Erin Borovoy (2013) Exploring free lesson planning resources can be overwhelming. Take a look at some other Edutopia-curated lists, many of which include open materials, by Davis, VideoAmy, and others: Mathematics

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SELearn Educator Portal We know that materials matter. Mounting evidence suggests that providing teachers with access to high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials and curriculum-based professional learning can result in improvement in student outcomes, making this a research-based school improvement strategy. More about this research here. For a detailed overview of high-quality instructional materials and professional learning, along with tools to see if your materials are aligned to standards, visit the new Instructional Materials and Professional Learning page. WISELearn provides a centralized location for connecting Wisconsin educators and sharing classroom and professional learning resources. This free site brings Wisconsin content to one easy to search spot.

Home - LIS 5070.51: Introduction to Reference Services - LibGuides at Chicago State University This guide was prepared by Gwendolyn Brooks Library Chair Prof. Gabrielle Toth in conjunction with her presentation on Government Information Librarianship for students enrolled in Library and Information Science 5070.51 Introduction to Reference Services during the Spring Semester 2020 taught by Prof. Kimberly Black. Teaching and Learning: Online Resources for All Faculty – Gallaudet University Student Success and Academic Quality Recommended Newsletters Inside Higher Education. Online source of higher education news, opinions and jobs. Several subscription options.Tomorrow's Professor. Twice weekly Stanford listserv which focuses on active learning in college pedagogy, with an emphasis on technology.

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know Open Educational Resources | Feature 16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know By Dian Schaffhauser07/02/14 Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.

Government Document Portals and Resources - Finding Government Documents - Research Guides at Library of Congress The United States Government is the largest publisher in the world. It distributes materials in a variety of formats, including electronic, CD, microfiche, and paper. As part of its publishing program, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) distributes certain classes of government documents free of cost to designated libraries throughout the United States and its territories. These libraries are known as Federal Depository Libraries. All may use these libraries.

10 Excellent, Free Online Education Resources Though the years spent from kindergarten through senior year of college may have seemed grueling, they left us with a wealth of knowledge we use in our daily lives (and, hopefully, in our careers). But for many, entering the job market can mean an abrupt end to formal education. Unless you decide to quit your job and go back to school or add hours of night courses to your day, it can be hard to educate yourself on a new topic. Luckily, there's good news for those with a desire to continue their education: There are many ways you can develop new skills and gain knowledge for free in your spare time. Many universities and other educational institutions offer free online courses, complete with tests, quizzes, reading material, study guides, and even textbooks. An actual degree from a university might cost you a pretty penny and leave you knee deep in student loans, but you can still further your education without dropping thousands of dollars.

50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students 50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students by Terry Heick Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.” Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this change is extraordinarily broad, but for now we’ll narrow it down to changes in how learners respond to the media they consume. Maker Maven We've Got The Resources For Distance Learning We want to ensure that learners everywhere continue to have the opportunity to learn during this time. Click on the buttons below and find FREE resources to help you teach, learn, and grow. Please check back often as we will be adding weekly resources! Like our resources? Share with your community!

Marzano 13 Teaching Best Practices Check out our newest post, Marzano 13 Teaching Best Practices for Virtual, Blended, and Classroom Instruction! As an edtech company, Edmentum certainly believes in the promise of online solutions to improve student outcomes and empower teachers with additional tools to provide effective, individualized instruction. However, educational technology is an incredibly young field, and everyone – educators, developers, and students alike – is still learning how best to use these tools. A lot of brain power is being dedicated to answering these complex questions. One such effort comes from the Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL), whose experts conducted A Study of Best Practices in Edmentum Online Solutions, looking at Edmentum’s online solutions in various settings to evaluate the relationship between student learning and effective pedagogical practices with respect to the use of online instruction. Marzano Dimension One: Strategies involving routine events

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students' Reading and Writing Marissa Broyles taught English and social studies to a class or sixth graders who needed extra support last year. She experimented with many of the tools Levesque has compiled and saw how her willingness to be flexible as a teacher made her students feel supported. One girl with dyslexia could easily have been mistaken for being further behind than she really was because of how much she struggled with writing. “That was her only barrier, and it was so sad for me because she's one of the brightest students I've ever taught, but the dyslexia was really getting in her way," Broyles said. Broyles began allowing the student to use Screencastify, a Chrome extension that lets users record a video of what's happening on their screen while voicing an explanation. The student would pull up a digital copy of a book, for example, find evidence to support her claims, and explain her thinking orally.

Introduction Many strong reasons for studying children’s literature are shaped by the objectives, values, beliefs, and salable skills of the discipline in which the coursework is seated, but all courses across the wide educational spectrum share elements that invite us to the study of children’s literature. Once we choose to accept the invitation, reward us generously for the cleverness of our choice. First and foremost, a study of children’s literature brings into focus personal taste and beauty. How Teachers Can Use Pedagogical Documentation for Reflection and Planning The Covid-19 pandemic and working remotely have challenged teachers of all grades to be as creative and innovative as possible, including the way they manage pedagogical documentation. With remote work, teachers often assign asynchronous tasks, which can generate large numbers of documents. Many of these documents, when managed appropriately, can be an extraordinary source of reflection and analysis to improve future curriculum planning. Whether teaching remotely or in class, choosing what to document and how can seem overwhelming. It also can be daunting to determine which documents to consider for future learning needs.

Pre-writing - Inspired Writing - How To Video Build a Wall to: generate topics to write about, starter sentences, small moments, interesting adjectives.... Include images, links, video to better describe/explain what you added to the community wall. Use this tool for any or all the parts of the writing process to capture your notes and/or media. Use it to show sequence of events in a story (first, second, third...).