Remix, Redesign: The podcast where we talk all things PreK-12 Open Educational Resources is hosted by Kristina Ishmael. This podcast is designed for PreK-12 educators interested in Open Educational Resources. Not sure what that means? Let’s start there.
Open Educational Resources are freely available educational materials that can be downloaded, customized, and shared without worrying about copyright. They can take many different forms, from comprehensive curriculum, similar to traditional series we know and use, to supplemental resources like individual learning objects that can be used on their own or curated into units for teaching and learning.
If you want to learn more about how to get started with OER, please check out the New America project site called PreK-12 OER in Practice at newamerica.org/prek12oer. Here you’ll find information about how districts are doing this, including a map of districts using OER, as well as resources for getting started.