8 High-Quality OER Collections
Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for educators. Here are eight sources that can help.
CK-12 Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers free, standards-aligned content in STEM subjects, including digital textbooks and simulations. The content reportedly works across all platforms and devices, including iPads, Chromebooks and Android tablets.
Founded by Sun Microsystems more than a decade ago, Curriki became an independent nonprofit in 2006 and is one of the first sources of open educational resources for the K-12 community. Its 80,000-plus free learning resources are vetted by educators and have been accessed by nearly 12 million unique users.
This open database of learning materials aims to help personalize instruction. Educators can browse through thousands of collections made by teachers or search from among 16 million total resources.
4. Khan Academy
This popular online resource began with instructional videos and interactive exercises in math but now includes free online classes in math, science, computer programming, history, art, economics, and more.
Created in 2012 by a team of parents and teachers, OpenEd contains a searchable catalog of more than a million teacher-curated, standards-aligned resources. While the resources can be used with any learning management system, OpenEd also offers its own free LMS.
Developed by the nonprofit organization CFY, PowerMyLearning is a free online platform for K-12 students, teachers, and parents to find digital content that supports the Common Core standards. Creating a PowerMyLearning account gives users free access to thousands of games, interactive simulations, virtual labs, videos…
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