George Lucas Educational Foundation

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

The New Edutopia!

Last comment 2 weeks 2 days ago
11 21 14,202 views

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

Last comment 2 weeks 5 days ago
22 32 27,407 views

Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional Resources

Last comment 2 weeks 2 hours ago
5 38 3,239 views

Free Is Good

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:00
9 236 4,480 views

Memorial Day in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:44
9 385 views

Browse

Two teachers are sitting at a table with their laptops out.
Article

Supporting Practice With Emerging Technologies

As we incorporate new technologies in the classroom, we must keep the learning relevant and meaningful. Here are some considerations and resources to help you choose.

6 113 5,232 views
A girl writing in a binder and sitting next to her, a girl on a tablet
Article

Teaching With Web-Based Resources

Web-based teaching starts with identifying and vetting your resources, creating a lesson plan, and developing online handouts that provide information and encourage student participation.

10 388 14,700 views
Illustration of a purple podcasting icon wearing a backpack
Article

5-Minute Film Festival: 8 Podcasts for Learning

Intrigued by the world of podcasting? This Five-Minute Film Festival features videos, resources, and articles to help any educator get started using podcasts in the classroom as a learning tool.

2 449 17,441 views
Graphic of grid with arrow
Article

4 Easy Tips and Tricks for Creating Visually Engaging Rubrics

Cait Camarata, Edutopia’s visual designer, provides a few straightforward rubric-design tips and a customizable rubric template for educators who are short on time.

6 742 39,117 views
Photo of fruit and vegetable medley
Article

National Nutrition Month: Best Web Resources for Teachers

Explore some of the best teaching resources for National Nutrition Month in March.

9 37 19,683 views
Illio of Pi with math symbols
Article

How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom

Just in time for Pi Day, here's a resource for games, videos, and information to help your students have fun with this amazing mathematical concept.

5 578 6,976 views
Illio of a medallion with the Pinterest logo
Article

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 1,158 23,171 views

Pages

Graphic of grid with arrow
Article

4 Easy Tips and Tricks for Creating Visually Engaging Rubrics

Cait Camarata, Edutopia’s visual designer, provides a few straightforward rubric-design tips and a customizable rubric template for educators who are short on time.

6 742 39,117 views
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.
Article

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 80 32,141 views
Article

Five-Minute Film Festival: 6 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Edutopia's VideoAmy uncovers some of the best tools online that enable teachers to engage students with educational Web videos.

6 74 31,892 views
Article

Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2013

Learning through pop culture satires can be fun and engaging. VideoAmy has sifted through the spoofs of the biggest viral hits of the year to find this playlist of educator favorites.

5 380 31,144 views
Article

Elementary Financial Literacy: Lesson Ideas and Resources

Guest blogger Brian Page, a high school economics teacher, presents three resources for teaching financial literacy to elementary students, including websites by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability and financier Warren Buffett.

10 976 30,397 views
Article

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.

5 372 30,397 views
Article

ELA Common Core Resources for Elementary Educators

How will the Common Core shift English-language arts and reading in elementary schools? Blogger Matt Davis rounds up the best resources to help parents and educators understand and implement Common Core ELA in elementary school.

5 343 28,404 views

Pages