Since its debut in January 2020, #GoOpenVA has been building its collections with the help of Virginia educators. This collaborative initiative enables educators and others throughout Virginia to create, share, and access openly-licensed educational resources (OER, also known as open education resources). OER are free digital materials that can be used or modified to adjust to student needs; they are openly-licensed unhampered by many traditional copyright limitations.
Jean Weller, VSTE Board Member and VDOE Technology Integration Specialist, leads this effort. We asked her to periodically curate a few of the resources to give a sense of what is available. Start with these but stay for so much more! And be sure to follow Jean on Twitter.
Pratiquez les numéros
Aliya Headley from Hanover has been adding several lessons for World Language teachers. This one is an idea for practicing numbers using student-owned technology and can be used in any language class!
Virtual Field Trip in Scratch
Kim Wilkens provides a full story-based computer science lesson using Scratch, with lots of great helpful resources for teachers.
AND THEN, Leslie James of Albemarle did a REMIX of the lesson, Virtual Field Trip in Scratch Remix (Regions of Virginia)
You can choose which version works best for your students!