open resources for k-8

Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.

Open Education “…is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge.”
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 

These open educational resources and collections are intended for use by K-8 educators, parents and the broader community. There is some overlap in the lists of links to collections. The good OERs are well regarded by all reviewers. Deciding what to include is always tough – there are so many great resources out there.

Illinois Open Educational Resources
Browse Education and career resourcesMember-created content Explore Online libraries of curated resources Learning Lists of lessons, activities, and curriculaShareOpen your own online resource libraryT…
Free Open Educational Resource Library | Curriki
1000s of reviewed resources search by education level, through our Library of free and open teaching and learning resources, we offer educator-vetted, openly licensed, online educational materials…
OER Commons
Discover. Share. Create. – OER Commons is a dynamic digital library and network. Explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum improvement. “
EdHub: The Educators Resource Network Group Resources k-2 | OER Commons
EdHub is an online library of professional development materials dedicated to the advancement of best practices in teaching and learning at the PK-12 and higher education levels. The EdHub library…
MERLOT II – Home
simulations – “MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. “<…
Home – K-12 Open Education Resources (OER) – LibGuides at Appalachian State University
This guide contains information that will help you locate OER resources to use for K-12 instruction. The resources are organized as follows:OER IntroductionMultidisciplinary ResourcesMath Resources…
Suggested OER Sites | OSPI
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials in the public domain or released under an open license that permits their free use, adaptation, and redistribution. OER can be p…
Open Educational Resources – PK-12 Curriculum – Research Guides at Eastern Michigan University
#GoOpen MichiganSearch by subject, grade level, or Michigan standards.EngageNY Common Core LibraryThe State of New York used federal funds to develop K-12 curriculum resources aligned to the common…
Open Educational Resources – UEN
Utah has geared up to begin providing teachers, students, and parents with materials to support the Utah Core Standards, instruction, and teaching. Created by groups of content and teaching experts…
Home – Open Up Resources : Open Up Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) are free to download and use. Districts using our freely-licensed curriculum can channel their savings on content towards investments in professional development, i…
Your Heart is An Amazing Organ
Learn to: identify the heart as an important organ for life. describe the features of the heart. part of the circulatory system …
Amazing Animal Adaptations
Learn how adaptations can help animals survive in their environments. different plants and animalslive in different types of environments
Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER)
OER (Open Education Resources” You will find a full color assortment ready for you as you begin to paint lessons, activities, and even a textbook! Best of all they are free and contain quality re…
Lab Interactive
Explore how the molecular structure of ceramic affects its mechanical properties.This model shows a ceramic (such as pottery or brick), an ionic lattice. In this model you can use a downward force…
STEM Resource Finder
jnteractive STEM activities, free for your classroom Explore what happens when a force is exerted on a ceramic material. There are many different types of materials. Each material has a particular…
Search Resources | CPALMS.org
The CPALMS Original Student Tutorials is a collection of interactive online lessons created specifically for the standards. These tutorials are designed to be used directly by students. They can al…
Curriculum Pathways®
interactive resources that utilize technology to create learning environments otherwise difficult to achieve in the classroom setting. Our resources are intended to supplement instruction to engage…
Engineering in Reverse! | OER Commons
Students learn about the process of reverse engineering and how this technique is used to improve upon technology. Students analyze push-toys and draw diagrams of the predicted mechanisms inside th…
TeachEngineering Digital Library Terms of Use – TeachEngineering.org
“prior authorization must be obtained by Academic Users who wish to externally distribute, disseminate or transfer modified or unmodified versions of the TeachEngineering digital library colle…

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