Open educational resources (OERs) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes. This term Open Educational Resources was first coined at a UNESCO conference in 2000 and then promoted to give free access to educational resources on world level. Today, a lot of institutions provide open educational resources and make it free for all learners via online platforms. Here we are compiling list of some of the best open educational resources to engage students.
Via Elizabeth E Charles
“The UNESCO Bangkok ICT in Education Programme has created this CD-ROM which contains a collection of free e-learning tools suitable for children age 3-13. They are useful for instructed learning and self-learning.”
Via Nik Peachey
The webcam can be a vital tool in helping to support our students’ pronunciation habits and helping them to ‘see’ how words and expressions are pronounced and what particular pronunciation features they need to be aware of. So here are a few tips and examples to help you use your webcam to help with your students’ pronunciation.
"Growing up in my house there were countless games of Scrabble and informal spelling bees. Those were about the only fun ways my siblings and I had to learn how to spell. Today, there are plenty of iPad apps that bring an element of fun to spelling lessons. Here is a selection of some of the dozens of spelling apps that I’ve tested over the last few years."
“ The apps below represent 52 (which conveniently works out to about one per week if you want to try them that way) of the best apps for your classroom. There are apps that help teachers gather data, scan exams, contact parents, promote research, keep notes, share documents, or even flip your classroom in 2015.”
Via Jim Lerman, Lee Hall
The most obvious way to use a survey tool in your classroom might be to use it for a quiz, test, or homework, but there are a lot of other uses that you probably haven't thought of yet. So aside from testing your students, how ...
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It could be used in learning evaluation and reflection.
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