George Lucas Educational Foundation Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

Open Education Resources

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

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share

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.

Discuss

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

Last comment 2 weeks 6 days ago
21 1,557 17,410 views

Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: ELA Videos and Webinars

Last comment 3 weeks 1 day ago
6 28 18,732 views

Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

Last comment 1 week 5 days ago
12 5,132 58,133 views

Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 11:59
12 5,132 58,133 views

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 07:58
21 1,557 17,410 views

Browse

blog

5-Minute Film Festival: 7 Videos on Love for Valentine’s Day

It's Valentine's Day! And Edutopia's VideoAmy has collected these 7 delightfully entertaining videos about love to help you celebrate.

963 7,493 views
blog

Resources for Learning About Empathy on Valentine's Day

Empathy is an important skill. In honor of Valentine's Day, Matt Davis has gathered a variety of great resources to help teachers bring lessons about compassion and caring into the classroom.

4 3,702 42,058 views
A photo of 2 elementary-school boys doing research on laptops.
blog

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.

365 4,187 views
blog

Coding for Kids Revisited

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

7 4,424 26,005 views
blog

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.

2 1,706 5,730 views
blog

Ten Websites for Science Teachers

Blogger Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.

33 4,838 132,877 views
blog

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.

190 848 views

Pages

A closeup of an Oscar award, a small, golden statue of a standing naked man. His hands are in front of him, below his chest, holding a wreath.
blog

Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

Explore a collection of seven online resources for teachers and parents who are interested in teaching film literacy.

8 1,475 27,536 views
blog

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.

18 150 26,225 views
blog

Coding for Kids Revisited

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

7 4,424 26,005 views
blog

Five-Minute Film Festival: 10 Sources for Free Lesson Plans

Exploring free lesson planning resources can be overwhelming. Some are extremely useful, and others not so much. Here, VideoAmy shares a list of 10 of her favorite lesson planning tools available, as well as a playlist of videos to help teachers utilize them.

693 25,344 views
blog

Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators

In K-12 education, it's a challenge to navigate the copyright and fair use waters. What can educators use? How can they use it? VideoAmy has collected some fun, engaging videos to help teachers and students understand the confusing subject.

5 506 23,581 views
Illio of a medallion with the Pinterest logo
blog

20 Top Pinterest Tips

Pinterest is an educator's dream come true because of its many options for curating and sharing ideas, displaying student work, and building a PLN.

1 2,770 23,140 views
blog

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.

15 476 21,597 views

Pages