How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom

In this blog post, Katrina Schwartz, a San Francisco-based journalist, explores why some teachers are putting down the textbooks and instead opting for teacher-created online resources to create personalized learning experiences in their classrooms. She reports on the work of two schools in California who have been creating teacher-designed curriculum using online open educational resources (OER). She discusses the #GoOpen movement — a Department of Education campaign to raise awareness about OER and encourage districts to use them. The author also examines many of the concerns and challenges still surrounding the use of OERs and the sharing of teacher-created lesson plans. This thoughtful article explores issues relevant to school and district leaders and educators who want to or are already using OERs more in the classroom.

Source Organization: KQED

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