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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.

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 (OER) for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.

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Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

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Game Face On: Gamification for Engaging Teachers in PD

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Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

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How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom

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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

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Memorial Day in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers

Memorial Day is right around the corner! For teachers looking to incorporate the holiday into lessons, blogger Matt Davis has collected some of the best resources from around the Web.

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

Guest blogger Dave Guymon says that student portfolios are narratives of growth. He suggests four free web tools - Kidblog, Google Sites, Evernote and Three Ring - for students, teachers and parents to track this progress.

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Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns provides another handy resource list of mobile apps, this time focusing on digital flashcards that can help students learn and review a wide range of subjects.

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Improving How We Review Edtech: 3 Case Studies

Edutopia blogger Judy Willis looks at three edtech product review sites – EdSurge, ClassroomWindow and CommonSense Media – and compares their usefulness in providing teachers with a comprehensive picture of how to find the best available tools.

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Earth Day 2014: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas

Earth Day 2014 is April 22. To help teachers incorporate Earth Day into the classroom, blogger Matt Davis has compiled and curated some of the best classroom resources from around the web.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry

It's National Poetry Month. Here Edutopia's VideoAmy highlights some videos and resources to engage students in her favorite genre -- spoken word poetry.

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16 Resources for National Poetry Month

Guest Blogger Marc Anderson, a tech-based ELL specialist, gives us an online tour of 16 favorite resources for teaching poetry in the classroom, with offerings from internationally acclaimed poets, student poets, and everything in between.

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Best Resources for New Teachers

Blogger Matt Davis writes about some of the best resources for novice teachers. There's useful advice on classroom management, lesson planning and building relationships with parents from a variety of sources.

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12 Nuggets of 21st-Century Learning

Well into the 21st century, the concept of 21st-century learning is still gaining traction. Ken Kay offers 12 indicators to educate and illustrate.

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Coding for Kids Revisited

Learn about six new or improved resources designed especially to help elementary school students learn and develop coding skills.

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Building Your Own Textbook

Blogger Audrey Watters looks at the digital possibilities for customizing and updating texts -- at a fraction of what the hard copy would cost.

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Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some helpful links for teachers.

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Twelve Days of Christmas Sites

Keith Ferrell of EdTechIdeas gives us the gift of 12 winter- and holiday-themed educational websites.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

Teaching your students about poverty and hunger can be a powerful experience for them. VideoAmy shares a series of videos that explore the issues encountered by four college students who lived on one dollar per day in Guatemala.

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