OER and Digital Resources for K-12 Educators

This site will help guide you to some free educational resources and other digital resources that provide supplemental materials to support student learning. Many of the digital resources require you to create a free educator account in order to access the content shared. It is best practice to read the Terms of Service or licensing guidelines for each resource you consider using. This website is also a work in progress that will continue to be developed to assist educators in our district with the curation of quality resources.

Open Educational Resources (OER):

OER Commons & Open Education: explains the movement, practice, sharing initiative and provides a PDF document FAQ for K-12 Educators.

Creative Commons: provides copyright licenses for others to publicly create and share educational resources. There are several basic licensing types which you can choose and mix. Creative Commons Downloads: logos, buttons, icons and printable PDF documents--including easy to read brochures and flyers describing licensing options.

CK-12 Foundation: believes in equal access to free education for all children and provides links to categorized STEM resources for Science, Math, English and more. Basic and advanced U.S. History textbooks are also accessible.

Curriki: a collection of curated OER resources in the areas of math, social studies, social science and economics, science, computer science, ELA, study skills and languages.

Khan Academy: offers clear instructional visual presentations for K-12 and beyond.

National Science Digital Library: browse curated collections by educational level, resource type, subject and standards.

State of Washington OSPI: offers an extensive list of curated OER resources.

YouTube: refine your search for videos with Creative Commons licensing using the filter feature to the right of your search results.

Websites:

ALA Great Websites for Kids: provides links to interactive websites pertaining to all academic areas with the ability to choose age appropriate levels.

Ask a Tech Teacher: provides a wealth of resources to support K-12 digital learning.

Hidden Histories: four websites, geared toward grades 6-12, that provide multiple perspectives and experiences about events in history. Search and find resources that will help your students make personal, relevant connections to historic events.

K-12 Instructional Resource Center: provides over 2,300 carefully selected and annotated resources to support educators with digital learning. No registration needed!

Library of Congress Primary Sources: offers a digital collection of primary sources for classroom use that is searchable by state standards.

Newsela: covers topics in all content areas and offers adaptive reading levels for each article. A great Personalized Learning tool!

Read, Write & Think: offers K-12 educators free materials pertaining to reading and language arts instruction.

Softschool.com: provides free worksheets, games and quizzes for Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies. Materials are organized by grade levels and topics. Holiday themes are also available.

Top Websites for Teachers: offers websites that provide lesson plans created by experts in the fields of: ELA, math, science, social studies, art, social and emotional learning, and more. Reviews, grade levels and pricing (Free, Paid) for each website help guide you to the appropriate resource for your needs.

RSD Library Media Resources

SHS Media Center, Media Specialist Clay McKenney I RMS Media Center, Media Specialist, Kristen Sturtevant I Elementary Library Resources, Media Specialist, Pahm Allard
This website is maintained by Pahm Allard, District Media Technology Coordinator, Last update: August 15, 2018