Open Education Resources (OER)
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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.
Best Colleges.com is a resources for students seeking to determine college options. The students and their families can check on online associate degrees, bachelors degrees, colleges by state, and also access answers for why? financing? and resources for success.
- Curriki.org is a big library of shared courses and content.
- OERcommons.org offers free-to-use teaching and learning content and a long list of content providers.
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.
Google in Education and Google Course Builder provide great professional development and learning resources for educators to create and collaborate in the classroom.
Access: Google in Education and Google Course Builder
Big History Project is a Gates-funded thematic interdisciplinary project
- OER Projects: Multiple history projects.
- Coursera for Campus: Coursera for Campus Student plan helps you build skills to add to your resume with unlimited Guided Projects and 1 free course per year
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.
Open Education Consortium provides free and open college- and university-level educational materials online, anytime.
The Saylor Academy 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.
National Geographic has a longstanding reputation of supporting learning with valuable multimedia resources for any classroom.
Access: National Geographic
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.
Access: OER Commons
OnLineCollege.net has recently updated their Iowa College and University Guide for 2016. Check out the available scholarships as well.
PBS LearningMedia provides tens of thousands of digital resources for educators and is especially valuable to the flipped classroom.
Access: PBS LearningMedia
- 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.