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Open Education Resources

Explore the world of free digital materials available through open licenses, and celebrate the four Rs: reuse, redistribute, revise, remix.

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Open Educational Resources Meet Instructional Design

To find the best OER, consider the skills you're teaching, how content aligns with standards, ease of assessment, and whether you'll provide an active, creative experience.

Moving Beyond the Textbook

Welcome to the days of OER, PLCs, and student-supported tech as education transitions from static textbooks to connect students' learning with the world around them.

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.

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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: ELA Videos and Webinars

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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

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David Thornburg on Open-Source Textbooks

Guest blogger David Thornburg on how the open-source movement is transforming the textbook industry.

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Open Source: A Do-It-Yourself Movement to Change Education from the Bottom Up

How Can Open Source Can Fuel the Do-It-Yourself Movement to Change Education from the Bottom Up

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California Embraces Open Source Digital Textbooks

The most populous state is the first to take on this complicated initiative.

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Open Professional Development: Learning in the World Classroom

Teachers from around the world use the Web to learn together about social-networking software.

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Open Educational Resources: Sharing Tips Among Teachers

An online teacher resource site.

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Toss the Traditional Textbook: Revamping a Curriculum

Open source education resources can replace stale old volumes.

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Opening the Lid on Open Source: Is It Good for Schools?

Blogger Chris O'Neal describes the open source software movement

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Building Community at Edutopia: New Tools Coming Soon!

Samer Rabadi, Edutopia's new Online Community Manager, gives a heads up about some new tools that will make us a more connected and effective community.

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Hate Is a 4-Letter Word

Rather than shielding children from news about hate, educators could prepare them for the real world by teaching what hate is and how to prevent it.

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Open Professional Development: Learning in the World Classroom

Teachers from around the world use the Web to learn together about social-networking software.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Why Open Education Matters

Curious about open educational resources (OER)? This playlist from VideoAmy features some of the fantastic submissions for the "Why Open Education Matters" video content. Learn more and get started on finding great free materials.

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Making the Case for Open Source Software

Open source tools are free and often easier to update; Dr Chris Craft shares some tips for making the leap.

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Building Community at Edutopia: Organizing and Aggregating

Samer Rabadi, Edutopia's new Online Community Manager, continues to preview our site's forthcoming improvements, this time with a look at Topic Pages.

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Opening the Lid on Open Source: Is It Good for Schools?

Blogger Chris O'Neal describes the open source software movement

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