The Internet has millions of learning resources online, many of them free. But not all of these freely accessible materials are open for the kinds of uses that best serve today’s students—adapting and remixing materials to meet their specific needs…. Read More ›
Ten Lessons for School Librarians Leading District OER Initiatives and Curation Efforts
When district leaders in Spokane Valley, Washington, sought to improve the social studies curriculum and support inquiry-based learning, they focused on making primary sources more readily available to teachers. That was the indirect route that led my district to embrace… Read More ›
How School Librarians Can Lead OER Initiatives and Put Their Libraries Back Where They Belong—At the Center of Learning.
After many years of discussion, the use of open educational resources (OER) is beginning to take root in schools and districts. The expanded use of OER content—which includes openly licensed textbooks and courses, as well as additional learning resources such… Read More ›
Learn How to Curate a Digital Collection for All Learners in the Nov/Dec 2019 Issue
Curating a digital collection for all learners provides students with the opportunity to Think, Grow, Create, and Share. One of the Common Beliefs at the forefront of the AASL Standards is, “Information technologies must be appropriately integrated and equitably available.”… Read More ›
Open Educational Resources and School Librarians – The Right Fit!
The key to solving a puzzle is to find the pieces that fit together! The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consists of several pieces — one being placing emphasis on personalized learning for students supported by the use of openly… Read More ›