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OER Commons

Open Education Resource Commons is a free site that offers links to many, many K-12 and post-secondary resources, as well as articles and reports, surveys, conferences and workshops, discussion forums, blogs, and wikis. A sampling of resources can be found on the front page in the form of the OER Top 10, as well as 30 tags, and the option to view topics, and browse by categories and collections.

Published by ISKME & The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in 2007

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):All
Curriculum Areas:Education
Themes/Keywords: Open Source


Vocabulary
Open Source, commons, resources, articles, ISKME, OER


Essential Question(s)
1. What is the value of a site such as Open Educational Resources?

Discussion Question(s)
1. How can quality be addressed on the OER Commons site?
2. What other categories would be important to include on the OER site?

Extension and Activities
1. Suggest that groups of students select a category or collection to explore, and identify sites they consider valuable to share.
2. Engage students in discussions about intellectual property, copyright, and Open Source issues after looking at some of the articles on the OER Commons site on these topics.


"I am a teacher at 107th elementary school in LAUSD, an inner-city school. Everything good that is given to us - is then taken away. The CADRE has brought art, music, dance, drama and light to a very difficult academic community. The Cadre is the only wonderful experience happening at 107th street school - this program needs to be continually funded. As well as encouraging students to find new areas of expertise, the teachers participate and learn about programs new to them as well. The Kathryn Dunham Dance Company was totally inspiring and intriguing as I got a taste of the dance the students would learn. The Marchall Dance Company was the only HOLIDAY PROGRAM my 1st graders received this year - and it was a dandy! Just Great! Samuel, a 1st grader in my class, was called to join in the welcoming dance and my whole class was proud of him and he was elated. Please, continue the funding for the CADRE. Thank you. Rosemary Pluskat"

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