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.
This is a cross-curricular activity that uses the story Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday to practice money and decimal skills in addition to reading and writing skills. After reading or hearing the story, students will complete the attached worksheet. (If it's read aloud, students would need a way to refer back to the story to answer the questions. The worksheet has a mixture of reading and math questions. It can be edited if you choose. It can be used for either 3rd or 4th grade. With slight modifications, it could also be used for middle school EL students to learn about currency.
A printable, illustrated, step-by-step guide on how to align resources on #GoOpenVA to Virginia Standards of Learning.
A labeled diagram of a Resource Landing Page, identifying the various elements.
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.
A practical guide to creating blended learning, with lots of videos to illustrate steps and concepts. Written for higher ed, but definitely usable for anyone.
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
Business English for Success provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise, and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate learning.
A short screencast to demonstrate how to change your password in #GoOpenVA.
Some best practices for adding metadata to your customized (remixed) or created resources.
There are two ways you can collaborate using the tools available on #GoOpenVA. This screencast demonstrates those two ways.
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.
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
Creating a Group requires just a little effort and thought. This shows you how to do it on #GoOpenVA.
Each student writes a one paragraph summary of a chapter of a book and then illustrates their chapter. It can be used for a book the whole class is reading so then all of the summaries are collected and bound together to create a “summary book” of the book read. This activity can be used for both fiction and non-fiction books in any subject and any grade, although this activity is linked to upper primary SOLs. This activity assesses reading comprehension and practices all writing skills. It also includes Art SOLs, and if you have students create their final products on the computer, then you would be incorporating the Computer Technology SOLs as well. If it is used for a non-fiction text in a different content class, then the activity would also cover those SOLs. It can be used for EL classes in middle school also.
Recorded webinar (4/29/2020) from VDOE regarding #GoOpenVA and other digital resources.
This webinar with an update on IT/Infrastructure developments was not recorded but the PowerPoint Presentation from Susan Clair is.
Recorded Webinar (4/22/20) provided by the VDOE technology staff on Digital Learning: Virtual Learnning.
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.
A digital scrum board that you can use in any content area! This is a project management resource.