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Open Educational Resources

Suggested OER Sites

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The Linked Sites are not under the control of OSPI, and OSPI is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. OSPI is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. OSPI is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply vetting or endorsement by OSPI of the site or any association with its operators. Please check the specific open license for each resource. Some are more restrictive in their levels of permission.

OER Repositories

OER Commons
Washington OER Commons Hub
OpenEd* need URL

Open-Licensed Textbooks and Online Courses

CK12 Foundation
Core Knowledge Foundation
Georgia Virtual Learning
Libre Texts
Michigan Open Book Project
MIT OpenCourseware
Mountain Heights Academy
Open Course Library
Open Stax
Open Up Resources Academy
SREB Readiness Courses
Utah Open Textbook Projects

Open-Licensed ELA Resources

Textbook/Full-Course Instructional Material

Supplemental Material

Open-Licensed Math Resources

Textbook/Full-Course Instructional Material

Supplemental Material

Open-Licensed Science Resources

Textbook/Full-Course Instructional Material

Supplemental Resources

Open-Licensed Social Studies Resources

Library of Congress
Michigan Open Book Project
National Archives – Docs Teach
Teaching History
The State We’re In: Washington
Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State

Other Areas

World Languages
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning

Open Data and Research
Directory of Open Access Journals
US Open Data

Open-Licensed Media

Open Clip Art Library
Flickr (advanced search)
Wikimedia Commons
Photos for Class
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Freesound Project

Video Sites and Tools for Curating Content

YouTube EDU and
YouTube for Schools

Resources for Learning About Copyright, Open Licensing, and Fair Use

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum from Common Sense Media
Copyright 4 Educators
Public Domain Sherpa
Creative Commons
Public Domain
How to Use Open Educational Resources


Please Note
These sites contain resources with varying “degrees of openness”. Please make sure to check the licensing on each individual resource you are using prior to editing or distributing.




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