Open Education Resources (OER)

  • Achieve Created a series of eight rubrics that evaluate the degree to which each open educational resource's (OER) aligns to the Common Core State Standards, as well as the quality of each resource.

  • Curriki offers free resources to teachers in areas of math, English, social studies, and science. 

  • Floe provides the resources needed to enable inclusive access to personally relevant, engaging learning opportunities for the full diversity of learners and content producers.  Through the Open Education Resources community, Floe makes tools that help transform augment, and personalize the learning experience.
  • OER Commons  A repository of OERs with collections of resources aligned to the common core, including lessons plans as well as implementation tools. OER Commons houses the rubrics created by Achieve to evaluate the alignment to common standards and the quality of OERs

  • OnLineCollege.net has recently updated their Iowa College and University Guide for 2016. Check out the available scholarships as well.

Science and Mathematics

  • CK12.org is a pioneer in open resources providing secondary math and science Flexbooks.
  • National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) provides an online library of OER high school and AP courses at  HippoCampus.org. You'll find solid courseware available in modules with voice over text. It is easy to create media playlists, find track high-trending learning materials, and share learning content with students. You can find their next gen content at NROC Math including a great Hewlett Foundation-funded open Algebra 1 course and a developmental math sequence.
  • Educurious is Gates-funded OER and project-based learning (PBL) curriculum designed to align with Common Core State Standards and reduce high school dropout.
  • Khan Academy has a library of more than 3,000 math, science, history lesson delivered in easy-to-understand videos.

Comprehensive Modular Resources

  • Curriki.org is a big library of shared courses and content.

Grade-Level Collections

  • Gooru Learning curates the Web's best resources, compiling them into collections and attaching quizzes.
  • Power My Learning provides math, Language Arts, science, social studies, art/music, computer programing, and more educational activities for parents and teachers.

     

History

 

  • Muzzylane transforms history into a game - Making History. They also have resources for science, language-learning, health education, business, and urban planning 

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    Mostly Higher Education

  • OpenStax publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print. For all our available formats, visit openstax.org and select the subject that interests you.

  • The Saylor Foundation provides free and open college-level courses to students without registrations or fees. Several districts are using Saylor.org courses in high school. Watch for more Common Core aligned resources.

Additional Free Resource

  • iTunesU has tons of mostly post-secondary content.
  • YouTube EDU has more than 1,000 educational channels.
  • National Geographic has a longstanding reputation of supporting learning with valuable multimedia resources for any classroom.

This page was updated on October 12, 2019.

Please contact Lou Howell (LouHowell@mediacombb.net) with additional resources to support open educational resources.