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.
Virtual Book Passes: Kristen Corcoran from Hanover developed an activity using resources available in Hanover County Public Schools. This is a great idea you can replicate for your own division, using her ideas as a starting point. Create a remix to share with your fellow educators!
La ropa que llevo: Maria Nuzzo, a Spanish language teacher from Virginia Beach, published this hyperdoc for self-paced learning about items of clothing, including a self-evaluation for students.
Introduction to Biology and the Characteristics of Life Socrative Discussion (Remix): Liz Ashby of Henry County loved this lesson but wanted to add a way to introduce the characteristics of life before starting the discussion on viruses.