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Adopting Open Educational Resources in the Classroom
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VCCS's "Pathways" Course provides faculty with an introduction to the laws that influence the use, re-use, and distribution of content they may want to use in a course. Activities include finding openly licensed content for use in a class and publishing openly licensed works created by faculty. At the end of the course, students will have openly licensed content that will be ready for use in a course.

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Research
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Author:
Linda Williams
Date Added:
06/11/2019
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 1
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 1 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

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Research
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Textbook
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BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 2
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 2 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

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Research
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 3
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 3 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

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Research
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 4
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 4 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

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Research
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 5
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 5 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

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Research
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 6
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 6 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

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Research
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Arranging for independence
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Erin Espinoza's kindergarten classroom encourages children to learn on their own. A classroom profile.

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Research
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Articles & More
Author:
Sydney Brown
Date Added:
08/17/1971
BC Open Textbooks Review Criteria
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This content is a derivative of the Peer Review criteria used by Saylor.org, which is a derivative of the
review rubric used by College Open Textbooks.

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Research
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
BCcampus
Date Added:
06/07/2019
Classroom Routines and Procedures
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Establishing clear classroom routines and procedures is necessary for ensuring that your classroom runs smoothly.

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Research
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Date Added:
08/17/1971
A Concise Introduction to Logic
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A Concise Introduction to Logic is an introduction to formal logic suitable for undergraduates taking a general education course in logic or critical thinking, and is accessible and useful to any interested in gaining a basic understanding of logic. This text takes the unique approach of teaching logic through intellectual history; the author uses examples from important and celebrated arguments in philosophy to illustrate logical principles. The text also includes a basic introduction to findings of advanced logic. As indicators of where the student could go next with logic, the book closes with an overview of advanced topics, such as the axiomatic method, set theory, Peano arithmetic, and modal logic. Throughout, the text uses brief, concise chapters that readers will find easy to read and to review.

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Research
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Craig DeLancey
Date Added:
03/27/2017
A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students
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A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives.

Subject:
Reading
Research
Writing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alise Lamoreaux
Date Added:
06/11/2019
Educational Learning Theories
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This open textbook was the result of a remix of pre-existing open materials collected and reviewed by Molly Zhou and David Brown. Learning theories covered include the theories of Piaget, Bandura, Vygotsky, Kohlberg, Dewey, Bronfenbrenner, Eriksen, Gardner, Bloom, and Maslow.

Subject:
Research
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
David Brown
Molly Zhou
Date Added:
03/23/2015
The Everyday Project
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Per their website, the mission of The Everyday Project is as follows:
"The Everyday Projects uses photography to challenge stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world. We are creating new generations of storytellers and audiences that recognize the need for multiple perspectives in portraying the cultures that define us."

The Everyday Project began as Everyday Africa, a collection of photographs and stories depicting life in Africa from different perspectives. The website as it is now is dedicated to using photography to combat inequality and perception.

This Project can be used in a variety of different ways in the classroom, and can definitely be a cross-curricular project. It encourages students to research and explore different areas or communities, especially their own. It promotes creativity and self-expression. Although the Project is primarily focused on photography, it can also open avenues for reading, research, and writing.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Humanities
English
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Research
Writing
Fine Arts
Visual Art
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Primary Source
Visual Media
Date Added:
01/03/2020
Explore the Life and Work of Louis Draper, Photographer and Virginian
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This resource presents a variety of digital resources hosted by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that students can use to explore the life and work of renowned African-American photographer Louis Draper.  

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Research
Visual Art
History/Social Sciences
American History
Social Sciences
Virginia History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Visual Media
Author:
VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Date Added:
02/07/2020
The First Year
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Essays on the author's experiences in her first year of teaching: the mistakes she made, what she learned from them, and how she used them to become a better teacher -- and how other first-year teachers can, too.

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Research
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Author:
Kristi Johnson Smith
Date Added:
06/06/2006
Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom | Open SUNY Textbooks
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Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college.

Table of Contents:

Part One: YOUR Solid Foundation

The Student Experience by Kristen Mruk

Practice, Practice, Practice by Dr. Kristine Duffy

Why So Many Questions? by Fatima Rodriguez Johnson

These Are the Best Years of Your Life by Sara Vacin

With a Little Help from My Friends by Paulo Fernandes

Part Two: YOU Are the President and CEO of YOU

Can You Listen to Yourself? by Yuki Sasao
Failure Is Not an Option by Nathan Wallace

Thinking Critically and Creatively by Dr. Andrew Robert Baker

Time Is on Your Side by Christopher L. Hockey

What Do You Enjoy Studying? by Dr. Patricia Munsch

Part Three: The Future YOU

Fighting for My Future Now by Amie Bernstein

Something Was Different by Jacqueline Tiermini

Transferrable by Vicki L. Brown

It’s Like Online Dating by Jackie Vetrano

Learn What You Don’t Want by Jamie Edwards

Subject:
Reading
Research
Writing
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Date Added:
08/21/2015
How to Learn Like a Pro!
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How to Learn Like a Pro! features the “big six” effective learning/study skills topics:

- Learning styles and preferences
- Time and materials management
- Critical thinking and reading
- Note-taking
- Memory principles and techniques
- Test-taking

Each of the six units featuring a total of twenty-three lessons and accompanying exercises (with a dash of humor here and there) were developed with the diverse student body of the community college in mind as well as learners in other educational venues.

Subject:
Research
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Instructional Goals and Classroom Space
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Your classroom should be arranged to help you meet your pedagogical goals. Any setting, including your classroom, exerts many influences -- frequently subtle -- on the people in it.

Subject:
Research
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Date Added:
08/17/1971
Interactive Exercise: Thought Ladder - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Spending time with a work of art can be an opportunity for thoughtful inquiry and ideation. For students, documenting their ideas as they work to interpret an artwork offers the chance to exercise metacognition. With this interactive exercise featuring an artwork from the Mughal Empire, students can gain insight into how they process information and formulate ideas. This activity is good practice for formulating research questions and synthesizing ideas.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Humanities
Research
Visual Art
World History
Material Type:
Interactive
Author:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Date Added:
09/04/2020
Interland: Be Internet Smart Interactive Game
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Students will play an interactive game while learning how to be internet smart. Students will learn the fundamentals of digital literacy: sharing, kindness, security, determining what's real and what's fake, and reporting. This game comes with a full curriculum guide: https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-interland.appspot.com/en-us/hub/pdfs/Google_BeInternetAwesome_DigitalCitizenshipSafety_2019Curriculum.pdf

Subject:
Computer Science
Cybersecurity
Networking and the Internet
Cross-Curricular
Technology Education
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Research
History/Social Sciences
Government and Civics
Communication Skills
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Author:
Google
iKeepSafe
The Net Safety Collaborative
Date Added:
07/24/2020
Managing Paperwork: Top Priorities for Organization
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Suggestions for keeping track of your teaching materials, your students, and their work.

Subject:
Research
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Date Added:
08/17/1971
Massive Resistance In Virginia Cross-Curricular Lesson
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 Massive Resistance to school integration was an important part of Virginia history, but it is often not taught or it's glossed over quickly. Students will watch actual newsclips and then write a factual paragraph about Massive Resistance in VA.    In this lesson, students will explore the Robert Russa Moton Historical Site on the Civil Rights Trail website. Then they will watch original news clips of different events during the Massive Resistance Movement in Virginia. As they watch the clips they will complete a graphic organizer on the 5 Ws. They will use the information from their graphic organizer to create a well-written, complete, factual paragraph.      This lesson is designed for upper primary grades but can be used for middle school also. It covers Virginia History and US History II SOLs and English writing and research SOLs.     Feel free to modify this lesson and its accompanying documents as needed for your classes. 

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Cross-Curricular
English
Research
Writing
History/Social Sciences
American History
Virginia History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Laura Brown
Date Added:
07/27/2020
Narratives and Names
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This activity serves as an introduction to a narrative writing assignment. To provide context for this activity, teachers will give students an overview of the Census Bureau. Then, students will complete a Quickwrite about their name and its history. After that, students will examine and answer questions about census data on popular last names, listen to a story about names, and complete a Quickwrite about that story. To further prepare for their narrative writing assignment about names (which is not part of this activity), students will jot down their thoughts in a graphic organizer.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
English
Research
Writing
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Census Bureau
Provider Set:
Statistics in Schools
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Needs Assessment Survey
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Now more than ever it’s vital that teachers, administrators, and other school adults foster a sense of belonging and community with one another and their students; make developmentally informed decisions about what children need to know and understand in order to feel safe; and focus on creating an environment where children can ask the questions that matter to them.
As educators and parents engage new strategies and systems to foster and maintain meaningful relationships online, it’s important to remember that though we may be physically separated, many of the tools we use in person — asking questions, listening empathically, and reaching out to let others know we care —can make a big difference in the lives of our students.
You can use this survey as it is, add or eliminate questions, or check-in with students in another way, but try to gather information weekly or even daily about the experiences your students currently face. As you do, consider the importance of equity and students’ individual access to the internet, think about the wide variety of home contexts in which your students are now both living and learning, and gather feedback from students about ways you and your colleagues can help them connect with you and one another.

Subject:
Research
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Harvard University
Date Added:
04/29/2020
One Room, Many Uses
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Patty Berge converts her eighth-grade science classroom to suit multiple instructional methods. A classroom profile.

Subject:
Research
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Date Added:
08/17/1971
OpenEDUC: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
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Included are open-source reading materials, learning objectives, suggested readings and resources, and activities organized into content modules for undergraduate Foundations of Education courses. The specific course included here is EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education.

Subject:
Research
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Amy Ingalls
Brian Dotts
Deanna Cozart
James Castle
James Gurney
Tanya Walker
Date Added:
03/19/2016
Open Modernisms Anthology Builder
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Open Modernisms is an open, Creative-Commons-licensed online platform that allows teachers and scholars to build custom anthologies of out-of-copyright primary materials for the period 1850–1950. . It uses a custom-built Islandora module to host a library of documents from which users can select and rearrange in whatever order they like; add their own notes and introductory or contextualizing materials; and output in a numbered sequence of files for digital distribution and/or printing. The site and its materials are open access, and the code for the site, based on already-existing open-source software, is hosted on Github for easy repurposing and distribution. The code can be adapted for any discipline. Create. Mix. Share.

Subject:
Research
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Stephen Ross, University of Victoria; Matt Huculak, University of Victoria
Date Added:
03/21/2016
Practicing Evaluating Sources
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This resource provides a tutorial video for students to learn about the importance of using credible sources and how to determine a source's credibility. Students then apply what they have learned as they answer questions about sources they find while researching.

Subject:
English
Research
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Danielle De Arment-Donohue
Janet Copenhaver
Date Added:
12/12/2019
The Problem-Centered Classroom
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A look inside an eighth-grade classroom in which students work in pairs to solve problems, then debate as a class which solution is correct or easiest. An explanation of the teaching method is provided along with video of students presenting their solutions to problems.

Subject:
Research
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Date Added:
06/16/2005
A Raisin in the Sun: Whose American Dream? and the American Dream Project
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An extension project to pair with A Raisin in the Sun: Whose American Dream? from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Retrieved from https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/raisin-sun-whose-american-dream

Subject:
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Research
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Josh Thompson
Andrea Yarbough
Date Added:
12/12/2019
Real-World Learning In a Virtual Environment
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Want to try project-based learning to get your students involved in real-world issues? A former North Carolina Technology and Learning Teacher of the Year talks about how she worked with the North Carolina Zoo to get students excited about learning.

Subject:
Research
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Author:
David Walbert
Date Added:
06/16/2005
Sample Classroom Floor Plans
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Basic floor plans and explanations for a traditional classroom, discussions/debates, a horseshoe arrangement, and centers.

Subject:
Research
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Date Added:
08/17/1971