Open Content Providers

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Flat World KnowledgeFlat World Knowledge offers free, open-licensed textbooks that can be used in class material. Link to any of these textbooks from within your class.
Gooru

Gooru's mission is to honor the human right to education. We envision a world in which technology and a supportive community empower every student to personalize his or her learning. Educators support individual students while contributing to a larger community.

 

Personalization is everywhere. Apps and sites such as Netflix, Pandora, and Amazon draw from a huge catalog of options as well as data they know about you to recommend movies, songs, and items they think you would like. But learning is complex, and teachers and students aren’t consumers of education--they’re creators.

 

Our task as “ed-technologists” is to innovate collaboratively with the community of educators and students to support the ways they teach and learn. Gooru supports students, teachers, schools, districts, developers, partners, and other audiences who are honoring the human right to education.

Canvas CommonsCommons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources with the public or within their institution.Instructors
CK-12CK-12 Foundation is a leading open educational resources (OER) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to high-quality K-12 STEM education materials. CK-12 offers free high-quality, standards-aligned, open content in the STEM subjects through an integrated set of tools for learning including digital textbooks, concept-based learning resources, simulations, interactive practice and more. All content is created and curated by teachers, for teachers and students.
OpenED

OpenEd has the largest FREE K-12 resource library with videos, assessments, games and homework assignments, all built from quality publishers and sorted by effectiveness. OpenEd puts the assessments and the online videos and games together on a per student basis! OpenEd automatically recommends videos or games for each student, individually, to address each student’s knowledge gaps.

 

What does that mean? For teachers, this means that you can search by topic, subject, grade, Common Core standard, Texas standard, or even your textbook, you will find the online assessments and homework you are looking for, sorted by quality. For students, this means that each student will get different videos and games recommended to them, based on the questions they are missing. All resources are student-facing and vetted for effectiveness and quality.

Instructors, Students
Open TapestryOpen Tapestry helps instructors discover, modify, and share open educational resources from across the web. Resources and lessons can be inserted directly into course content, while maintaining their functionality.
Andover FulcrumA major hurdle to improving education is effectively delivering resources to teachers and students so that they may meet the desired district goals. Andover’s online teacher resource center, Fulcrum, allows teachers to upload and share all their content with students and other teachers, district-wide. Fulcrum then promotes the best content across the district, and thus great teachers can help other teachers improve their classroom practice. Most importantly, Fulcrum informs school leadership on exactly who is using it, where, and how, so the district can gather powerful data on teacher practice and improvement efforts. Fulcrum is the key to cultivating best practices in the classroom, developing a collaborative learning environment, and producing the data necessary to understand what is happening in the classrooms. Nothing like Fulcrum currently exists. As Fulcrum can handle all types of content, we recommend that it be employed across all subjects, all grades.
Florida Virtual School

FLVS Global was established in 2000 and has proudly served students and teachers by providing digital courseware, training, and expertise to a variety of online and blended learning programs in all 50 states and more than 65 countries. Services include courseware licensing, a turnkey virtual school solution, professional development, and custom development for schools, districts, states, and international agencies.

OpenStax CollegeOpenStax College offers students free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers. Adopt a book today for a turnkey classroom solution or modify it to suit your teaching approach. Free online and low-cost in print, OpenStax College books are built for today’s student budgets.
Open Learning Initiative The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education.
Open SUNY Textbooks

Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants.

This pilot initiative publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as publishing service and infrastructure.

Lumen LearningWe help higher education institutions use open educational resources (OER) effectively to eliminate textbook costs, broaden access to educational materials, and improve student success. 
University of North Georgia PressA few open textbooks.
Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

Internet ArchiveInternet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.
Hathi TrustHathi Trust is a digital ilbrary with millions of public domain books that you can read online. It's like Google Books... but with real librarians taking care of the collection.
LibriVoxLibriVox provides public domain audiobooks in the thousands! 
BartlebyThe preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
College Open Textbooks This is a great repository of books that lists book by subject and has reviews of books. Also a great place to get involved.
The Open Education ConsortiumA repository of open textbooks and a great place to get involved in the international open community.
https://www.oercommons.org/An repository of OER materials that can be searched by grade level, standards, etc.
Community College Consortium for Open Educational ResourcesA repository of repositories (whew!). An extensive list of various places to look for OER materials.
Course ShowcaseDescriptions and reviews of open textbook use in higher education in California.
OPEN (Open Professionals Education Network)Combines many open resources and is recommended in [SMPL-015] How to Use Open Educational Resources (Public Edition) The course is offered under a CC Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 license.
OpenMichiganOpen Educational Resources, Open Data, Open Publications, Open Content
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