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Open Resource Content
Below are some free or nearly free classroom resources. Content includes but is not limited to textbooks, media and lesson plans. The descriptions below are from the Web sites themselves and are not reviews.

K-12 Educators

Use this comprehensive collection of high-quality resources to create online course content and to help your students with post-secondary planning. Search for certified K-12, MnSCU and U of M online courses and programs. Learn about student services, post-secondary enrollment options (PSEO) and online college in the high school (OCHS). Obtain college, career and financial aid planning resources. Identify library data bases that your students can use to do homework, improve studies and complete a quick review of subjects. Incorporate interactive tools and widgets, simulations, learning objects, video, audio and online textbooks in your curriculum. View professional development information. Use eFolioMinnesota to create and maintain your professional electronic portfolio.

HippoCampus
HippoCampus offers free multimedia lessons and course materials to help you with your instruction, homework and studies. Subject areas include:  math, sciences, U.S. history, American government and psychology.

Connexions
Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:  authors create and collaborate; instructors rapidly build and share custom collections; learners find and explore content.

Creative Commons
Creative Commons licenses allow creators to let the public freely copy and distribute their work, while maintaining control over the full degree of rights that creators choose to permit. Open licensing, as deployed by Creative Commons is one of the most profound innovations in the intellectual property history. Open licensing is the future of content; it is a universal enabler in the spread of information and knowledge.

Textbook Revolution
Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. The approach is to bring all of the free textbooks together in one place, review them and let the best rise to the top and find their way into the hands of students in classrooms around the world.

Project Gutenberg
Download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPone, iPod Touch, Android or other mobie device.

Curriki
Curriki consists of educators, learners and committed education experts who are working together to create quality materials that will benefit teachers and students around the world. Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them. The name, Curriki, is a play on the combination of curriculum and wiki.

Community College Open Textbook Collaborative
The CCOTC is a collection of colleges, governmental agencies, educational non-profits and other education-related organizations. The collaborative provides training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, an online professional network, support for authors opening their resources and other services.

National Repository of Online Courses
NROC is a growing library of high-quality online course content for students and faculty in higher education, high school and Advanced Placement.

Edutopia
Edutopia is a branch of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating and advocating for innovative, replicable strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers and adult lives.


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