OER: How to Find, Use and Share Free Teaching Tools and Resources

Want to save time? Want free resources? Open education resources (OERs) can help busy teachers everywhere! Do you know how to find them? Use them? License them? Make your own? Today's guest, Sue Jones, has created a helpful guide to OERs and is using them in her highered classroom. You can do this! Listen to today's show to get started.

Important Takeaways

  • How OER resources can save teachers lots of time.
  • Finding videos, PowerPoints, and more that you can actually use.
  • A fast tip for figuring out which free videos are accurate.
  • A cool network where educators share tons of free resources.
  • How to share while preventing “stealing.” (I share how I license my work.)
  • Why teachers are so excited about OER resources.


Educator Resources

Interview Links


  • Lesley University has an impressive line-up of online programs specifically designed for busy teachers. If you’re interested in strengthening your professional training, your resume or your career options, you’ll want to take a look at what Lesley has to offer.Lesley’s programs include: •creative learning environments •experienced faculty •small classes, and •the kind of supportive online community that we all value and want.
[callout]Take a moment to check out Lesley’s programs for teachers by going toOnline.Lesley.edu/BamRadio. [/callout]

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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1 comment

John Laskaris @ Talent LMS September 22, 2015 - 10:40 am

Cool links, thank you for sharing, Vicky. Slideshare in particular is really great!


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