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    The Uncertain Future of OER

    High-quality open educational resources that are freely shared and improved upon have enormous appeal, but they’re not a reality yet—and may never be.
    Tom Berger
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    Memorial Day in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers

    For teachers looking to incorporate Memorial Day into lessons, here are some of the best resources from around the internet.
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    Free Is Good

    Open educational resources are free digital materials you can use with your students. Here are some ways to find them.
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    15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

    With this collection of resources, you can teach your students to code—even if you’re still learning yourself.
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    Election 2016: Lesson Plans and Digital Resources for Educators

    Teach the 2016 U.S. presidential election with this curated collection, featuring lesson plans, multimedia, and interactive games for K-12 students.
  • Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

    The good curriculum is in the details, so focus your teacher super powers on the granular aspects of planning ahead for the new school year.
  • Ten Websites for Science Teachers

    Blogger Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.
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    Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

    An educators’ guide to open educational resources with information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, and sources for lesson plans and activities.
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    Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

    To help combat summer learning loss, Matt Davis has curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break. 
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    Women’s History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

    Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women’s History Month in March.
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    7 Classroom Resources for Pi Day

    In this collection, Matt Davis rounds up a few favorite Pi Day resources for teachers.
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    Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

    These tools from Google for Educators, whether old and familiar or new and improved, will keep teachers and students inspired, inventive, and organized.
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    6 Teaching Tools for Black History Month

    From interactive timelines and rich multimedia to study guides, these resources can help bring Black history into the classroom.
  • 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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