OER Suggested Sites

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OER collections or repositories

All of these collections are places for teachers, students, and parents to find free learning resources. Some are portals to resources located on different sites across the Internet, some are collections from other states, and others are created by one organization with the resources housed at a centralized location. The collections may be searched by different criteria including subject, grade level and common core alignment.

Please note that different levels of "openness" are represented. Many resources have a Creative Commons or other type of open license, while others are in the public domain. They fall into one of four categories:

  • View online only
  • Download by individual user
  • Download and share unaltered resource
  • Download, share, and edit resource

Be sure to check the license agreement on each resource to understand your level of permissions.

Disclaimer: OSPI has not vetted the open resources on this list for quality or accuracy of the content.

Suggested Sites
California-CLRN
California Learning Resource Network provides educators with a "one-stop" resource for critical information needed for the selection of supplemental electronic learning resources aligned to the State Board of Education academic content standards. In addition to publisher material and online courses, free web info links (WIL) are also reviewed.
Connexions
Connexions describes itself as a “digital educational ecosystem.” It houses more than 17,000 learning products, and 1,000 + collections of textbooks, journal articles and more. Contributors make a learning module from scratch or re-work an existing Connexions product into a new course.
Curriki
Curriki is a nonprofit K-12 global community for teachers, students, and parents to create, share, and find free learning resources. They currently have 7.7 million users and over 45,000 free resources. Collection may be searched by different criteria including subject, grade level and common core alignment.
Florida-Orange Grove
The state of Florida provides a collection of resources. Select "Browse K-12 Resources" in order to filter the resources.
Georgia Virtual Learning
Georgia Virtual Learning is the headquarters for online education from the Georgia Department of Education. The content available on the Shared Resources Website is available for anyone to view. Materials uploaded may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
Hippocampus
Free educational resources are provided for middle school, high school and college students and teachers, including video presentations, worked examples interactive simulations, and test prep. Permission is granted to individuals to electronically access this work for personal, noncommercial, and educational purposes but institutional use of any form is strictly prohibited unless the institution is an National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) network member.
OER Commons
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) created OER Commons to provide support for and build a knowledge base around the use and reuse of open educational resources (OER). As a network for teaching and learning materials, the web site offers engagement with resources in the form of social bookmarking, tagging, rating, and reviewing.
Open Ed
Large selection of free educational resources for K-12 students and teachers, including assessments, homework assignments, videos, games and lesson plans. OpenEd's resources contain both free and paid resources, with over 90% free. Since resources carry many different licenses, check for permitted usage.
PBS Learning Media
PBS Learning Media is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. Here are thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities. Non-commercial, educational use only content on the site is made available to users under four levels of permitted uses: online view only, download, download and share, download, share and remix. See specific resource for licensing rules.

Creative Commons License
This work by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.