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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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Professional Learning
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Reading
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#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/22/2020
Adaptations Activity 2: Physical Adaptations (Grades 2-5)
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Students explore the adaptations that allow beavers to thrive in aquatic environments, then make observations and inferences about the functions of diverse bird beaks.

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Science
Living Systems and Processes
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Activity/Lab
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Encyclopedia of Life: Smithsonian
Author:
Encyclopedia of Life
Date Added:
03/12/2020
Adaptations Activity 3: Behavioral Adaptations (Grades 2-5)
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Students discuss the migration of monarch butterflies as an example of behavioral adaptations, then act out the behavioral adaptations of organisms in charades.

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Science
Living Systems and Processes
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Encyclopedia of Life: Smithsonian
Author:
Encyclopedia of Life
Date Added:
03/12/2020
Adaptations Activity 4: Go Adapt! (Grades 2-5)
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Students synthesize their understanding of adaptations by playing a “go fish” style game to collect sets of organisms with physical and behavioral adaptations.

Educators Guide for this unit:
http://education.eol.org/lesson_plans/2-5_Adaptations_LessonOverview.pdf

Lessons in this unit:

Adaptations Activity 1: Adapting to the Environment
Adaptations Activity 2: Physical Adaptations
Adaptations Activity 3: Behavioral Adaptations
Adaptations Activity 4: Go Adapt!
Adaptations Activity 5: Create a Creature

Subject:
Science
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Encyclopedia of Life: Smithsonian
Author:
Encyclopedia of Life
Date Added:
03/12/2020
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.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/22/2020
READ ME FIRST: RULES AND NOTES FOR CUSTOMIZERS
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Anyone who is customizing resources, or remixing as it is often called, should read these rules and notes to ensure they do the correct things when remixing.  Following these rules will make your customized resources much more usable for other educators, and that is what #GoOpenVA is all about!. And the various notes probably answer questions that have already occured to you, so definitely read them all.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Visual Media
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/06/2020
Types of Resources for Remixing Screencast
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When you are customizing, or remixing, you need to understand the differences between two types of resources on #GoOpenVA.  One is a resource that is located on a different site; the other is a resource that has been loaded on to #GoOpenVA using Open Author.  This 1:45 minute video explains the two types.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Visual Media
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/06/2020