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Accessibility
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This short guide to accessibility in OER provides links to sites that maintain up-to-date guides, tips, directions, and helpful tools for creating accessible materials.

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Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/22/2020
Aligning Standards in an Existing Resource
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A printable, illustrated, step-by-step guide on how to align resources on #GoOpenVA to Virginia Standards of Learning.

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Reading
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/11/2020
Attribution
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This text provides links to up-to-date resources on how to properly attribute OER within your own creations, as well as how to create your own attribution to include in your materials as a helpful guide to others.

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Reading
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/22/2020
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Book Report Checklist Board
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A digital checklist board that you can use in any content area! This is a project management resource. The directions are geared towards a book report, however, you could adjust them for any project where the students need to stay organized

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Homework/Assignment
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Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Erika Shaffer
Date Added:
03/21/2020
Choosing Metadata for Your Resource: Best Practices
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Some best practices for adding metadata to your customized (remixed) or created resources.

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Computer Science
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Mathematics
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Material Type:
Reading
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/18/2020
Collaborating Using #GoOpenVA Tools Screencast
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There are two ways you can collaborate using the tools available on #GoOpenVA.  This screencast demonstrates those two ways.

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Visual Media
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/07/2020
Creating Resources in Open Author Screencast, Part I
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This screencast covers your initial input of a resource into the Open Author online editor.  Part II covers the process of publishing, including adding metadata.

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Material Type:
Visual Media
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
04/15/2020
Creating Resources in Open Author Screencast, Part II
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This screencast goes over how to add metadata to your resource before you publish it on #GoOpenVA.  There are many choices you have to make and you may want to look over the choices ahead of time.  See the Metadata Planning Document: https://goopenva.org/courseware/lesson/413/overview This is Part II of 2 videos that help you learn how to use Open Author to add resources on #GoOpenVA.  Part I is here https://goopenva.org/courseware/lesson/431/overview

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Computer Science
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Visual Media
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
04/15/2020
Creating a Group Screencast
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Creating a Group requires just a little effort and thought.  This shows you how to do it on #GoOpenVA.

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Computer Science
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Material Type:
Visual Media
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
04/14/2020
Digital Learning: VDOE IT/Infrastructure webinar – CARES Act and other FCC updates
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This webinar with an update on IT/Infrastructure developments was not recorded but the PowerPoint Presentation from Susan Clair is.

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Computer Science
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Material Type:
Reading
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/14/2020
Digital Learning: Virtual Learning Webinar
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Recorded Webinar (4/22/20) provided by the VDOE technology staff on Digital Learning: Virtual Learnning.

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Reading
Visual Media
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
04/23/2020
Editing Your Own Resources Screencast
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This screencast demonstrates the process for editing resources that you have started or even published on #GoOpenVA. The video is slightly less than 2 minutes.

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Computer Science
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Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
History/Social Sciences
Mathematics
Science
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World Languages
Material Type:
Visual Media
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/06/2020
Electronic Scrum Board
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A digital scrum board that you can use in any content area! This is a project management resource.

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Computer Science
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English
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Mathematics
Science
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World Languages
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Student Guide
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Author:
Rebecca Cannaday
Date Added:
11/21/2019
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Electronic Scrum Board: Collaborative Work Model
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A digital scrum board that you can use in any content area! This is a project management resource.

In creating collaboration events for learners to work together, this process provides for the learners to follow. This process also helps learners set goals while creating learner agency.

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Computer Science
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English
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Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
History/Social Sciences
Mathematics
Science
Special Education
World Languages
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Homework/Assignment
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Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Caroline Wray
Date Added:
11/25/2019
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Electronic Scrum Board: Collaborative Work Model
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A digital scrum board that you can use in any content area! This is a project management resource.

In creating collaboration events for learners to work together, this process provides for the learners to follow. This process also helps learners set goals while creating learner agency.

Subject:
Computer Science
Cross-Curricular
CTE
English
ESL
Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
History/Social Sciences
Mathematics
Science
Special Education
World Languages
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jennifer Morotini
Date Added:
12/13/2019
FAQ: Virtual School Counseling Ethics, American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
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Frequently asked questions around:
Getting Started, Confidentiality, Platforms. Personal Electronic Devices, Student or School Community Deaths and Suicide Reporting Protocol.

Subject:
Social Development Instruction
Material Type:
Binder
Author:
American School Counseling Association (ASCA)
Date Added:
04/29/2020
Finding Open Author Created Resources Screencast
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If you wish to find only resources that have been loaded into #GoOpenVA using the Open Author software, this screencast shows you how.

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Computer Science
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English
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Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
History/Social Sciences
Mathematics
Science
Special Education
World Languages
Material Type:
Visual Media
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/07/2020
#GoOpenVA FAQ
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Frequently Asked Questions for #GoOpenVA. Where do our resources come from? Are they vetted? Who makes the decisions about #GoOpenVA's policies? These are just a few of the questions you can find answered here.

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World Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
04/14/2020
#GoOpenVA Metadata Planning Document
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This document lists all of the metadata (desriptive information) choices that you can use when PUBLISHING an Open Author resource on #GoOpenVA.  It is a helpful reference for those new to publishing resources and can ehlp you plan ahead before you get online to add the resource.  A printable Word document is added.

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Computer Science
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CTE
English
ESL
Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
History/Social Sciences
Mathematics
Science
Special Education
World Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
04/14/2020
How to Find Star Rated Resources
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Users can rate resources on #GoOpenVA using the Star Rating system, with 5 stars being the highest praise.  You can find resources that have been rated using two different methods.  This downloadable, illustrated, step-by-step guide can help you find any resources that have already been rated.  NOTE: The number of resources that are rated relies on the help of users like you to add your opinion!

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Computer Science
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English
ESL
Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
History/Social Sciences
Mathematics
Science
Special Education
World Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/11/2020
How to Find and Join a Group
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An illustrated guide on how to search for groups in #GoOpenVA, and then how to join an open group, or request to join a closed group.

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Computer Science
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English
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Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
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Mathematics
Science
Special Education
World Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Jean Weller
Date Added:
07/10/2020
ISTE: Free strategies for teaching K-12 online
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Various tips, tools, and how-to's from the International Society for Technology in Education.

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Computer Science
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Material Type:
Reading
Author:
International Society For Technology In Education
Date Added:
04/14/2020
Introduction to the Two Types of Resources on #GoOpenVA Screencast
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It helps to understand how resources are added into #GoOpenVA, because the two different ways to do so provides two different ways you can use the resources.  A very short introduction to this topic.

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Computer Science
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English
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Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
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Mathematics
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World Languages
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Visual Media
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/07/2020
K-W-L Form
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A K-W-L form is a great resource to have students complete to monitor growth. This activity can be used for any subject and any topic. Students will be surprised and amazed to see what they learn all semester. As a teacher, you will have at your disposal the ability to track progress in an alternative manner.

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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Lindsey Layne
Date Added:
01/04/2020
Learner-Led Accessibility Performance Task
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This is the initial draft of something I started working on as a potential performance task for students. I still need to make a few variations and align with specific curriculum objectives, but have a solid start on developing the performance task and consider it important to start building this capacity in our students and staff now as we shift toward more blended learning environments.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Jean Weller
Bridget Mariano
Date Added:
12/18/2019
OSPI Remote Learning Resource Suggestions (from Washington state)
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In response to school closures due to COVID-19, Washington states's OSPI content experts have curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, physical and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. Please note that in many cases, these resources are free to use online but are not openly licensed for wide scale reuse and adaptation. These resource suggestions fit into the larger framework below that should guide district strategies as we sort through his unprecedented situation together.

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Computer Science
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English
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Fine Arts
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Mathematics
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World Languages
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Homework/Assignment
Reading
Date Added:
04/20/2020
OpenLearnCreate's MSOE Making Sense of Open Education course
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On completion of this open course participants will have expanded their ability to:

Describe the value of open educational practices (OEP) in their teaching and learning contexts
Give examples of appropriate open educational resources (OER) for their practice
Describe user permissions related to each of the Creative Commons license types
Find and curate high quality OER for a course or small project
Connect with other practitioners interested in exploring use of open educational resources and practices in their teaching

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Computer Science
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English
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Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
History/Social Sciences
Mathematics
Science
Special Education
World Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Date Added:
05/21/2020
OpenLearn online course: Creating open educational resources
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Are you interested in creating your own open educational resources? This free course, Creating open educational resources, will help you to write a learning course and provide you with links to various resources for open-learning materials. You will learn about the different purposes of self-instruction and receive advice about the techniques and strategies to help the learner.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
state personal motivation for producing and using OERs
evaluate some examples of educational resources for active open learning
plan a structured learning experience using a range of resources
produce, release and use OER
understand how to evaluate teaching resources.

Subject:
Computer Science
Cross-Curricular
CTE
English
ESL
Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
History/Social Sciences
Mathematics
Science
Special Education
World Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Date Added:
05/21/2020
Open Washington How to use Open Educational Resources Self-Paced Workshop
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This course walks you through techniques to incorporate Open Educational Resources (OER) into your teaching practice. The course will cover the fundamental aspects of OER including open licensing and public domain. It focuses on providing practical guidance in locating and applying openly available resources. It is expected that upon completion of this course participants will be able to

Describe the meaning of open educational resources.
Differentiate the concepts of open licensing, public domain, and all rights reserved copyrights.
Identify resources that are openly licensed or in the public domain.
Distinguish the different types of Creative Commons licenses.
License works using a Creative Commons license.
Find open educational resources and properly attribute a work offered under a Creative Commons license.
This training is not facilitated.

Subject:
Computer Science
Cross-Curricular
CTE
English
ESL
Bilingual Education
Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
History/Social Sciences
Mathematics
Science
Special Education
World Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Date Added:
05/21/2020
Personal Assignment Sheet for Clipboards
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This is a tool for organizing a student's daily assignments, by core subject for the week. Allows instructor to indicate completion, see cascade of instruction and creates a record of assignments. In this use, each student was issued a clipboard with this sheet on it and carried it from class to class. This document was helpful during the COVID closure because it was familiar to the students and could be filled out and uploaded to LMS platform.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Special Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Mark Vitello
Date Added:
04/23/2020