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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup
Resources by Topic: 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," by Edutopia's VideoAmy. Getting Started Sharing Resources The nonprofit Creative Commons offers free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that allow you to specify which rights to your works you want to reserve and which rights you'd like to waive. Quality Considerations With all the promise of OER, some challenges remain.

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8 High-Quality OER Collections Resource Spotlight 8 High-Quality OER Collections Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for educators. Here are eight sources that can help. 1. 25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration. Academic Earth Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars.

9 Habits Of A Hardcore Wellness Warrior So you’ve started eating more veggies, swapped your toxic beauty products for organic ones, and cut the processed junk from your diet. What’s next on your journey to vibrant living? Try these tips on for size and take your health habits to the next level. 1. Brush your skin. Welcome to #GoOpen - Office of Educational Technology “We hope #GoOpen will become an accelerator, and that more districts and states will find themselves asking, ‘Why aren’t we permanently replacing outdated, inflexible textbooks as our core instructional materials and reinvesting those resources in our digital learning infrastructure? Why aren’t we fully using our teachers’ creative talents and professional abilities? Why aren’t we collaborating, creating, and sharing with other states, districts, non-profits, and innovative platform providers? Why not #GoOpen?’”

Exploring Essential Questions with a Group of Objects By: Tess Porter, Educational Technician, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Trying to brainstorm your next Learning Lab collection, but not sure where to start? With a particular topic in mind, creating a large collection of objects and grounding them in a few guiding questions can be a great way to create a simple, investigative, multi-disciplinary, evidence-based, discussion-sparking collection for your students. This method is flexible, can be used with a wide variety of topics, and works best in a collection containing 20–50 objects.

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. 15 Natural Remedies For Heartburn And Acid Reflux If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials on herbs and natural health topics! Image – EverydayRoots.com At some point in their life, many people will experience heartburn. This unpleasant condition is caused by acid reflux, which occurs when the muscle that allows food into the stomach (the lower esophageal sphincter) is too relaxed, allowing stomach acid to rise up the esophagus. Many people’s first instinct is to seek for prescription medicine or over the counter drugs, however we have found an article which presents 15 alternative / home remedies – together with simple directions for their use!

Generation Global: How Cross-Cultural Dialogue Builds Critical Thinking and Empathy The world and the people who work and live in it have become ever more connected as the internet becomes more accessible. Yet despite the ability to connect and learn about happenings on the other side of the globe, many communities have become more polarized and entrenched in a particular worldview. As these trends emerge, teachers are looking for ways to foster productive dialogue skills in today’s students — the generation that will have to deal with complex, increasingly global problems. Activities that connect students to peers in other countries have become more common in classrooms because it’s now possible.

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Fantastic Comprehensive List of Assessment Tools for Teachers About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.

Digital learning resources // National Film and Sound Archive, Australia NFSA Digital Learning combines the former Screen Australia Digital Learning websites and NFSA’s online education resources. These content rich education websites feature thousands of video and audio clips available for streaming and downloading. Twelve Canoes A portrait of the history, culture and place of the Yolngu people. How to Clean Your Liver with 5 Natural Liver-Cleansing Tips Your liver is like the maid of your body, cleaning up all the toxins you put into it, and therefore keeping all internal systems running smoothly. The modern diet, environmental pollutants, and our increasing dependence on toxic personal care products have put our livers on serious overtime. For this reason, it’s important to know how to clean your liver thoroughly and effectively – oh, and naturally. Your liver works to cleanse the blood and remove toxic substances that we’ve eaten, inhaled, or rubbed on our bodies. When it is overworked—as it is in many modern adults—or when you are under a significant amount of physical or even mental stress, your liver can struggle to keep up. “The thousands of enzyme systems that are responsible for virtually every body activity are constructed in the liver,” explains Dr.

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