Top OER Classroom Resources for June

By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki

janetpic_preferred_croppedWe’re featuring June’s top OER resources for elementary, middle and high school students.  Feel free to add them to your collection, modify them, or share them with others!

English Language Arts

C1ELEMENTARY: Clifford

This resource contains Clifford The Big Red Dog: Interactive Storybooks. Find phonics fun, games, and stories for early readers.

c2MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Rags to Riches Game Students play ʺwho wants to be a millionaireʺ style game to practice grasping the meanings of words by context clues.

c3HIGH SCHOOL: Fotobabble

Fotobabble lets users create ʺtalking photosʺ that are completely web-based. Users upload a photo or image, click ʺrecordʺ to record their voices through the computer’s microphone and then click to save and share their new, audio-captioned photos. It’s a great resource for language teachers and ELL teachers.

Social Studies

c4ELEMENTARY: Summer Coloring Pages

This link takes you to a site with loads of coloring pages to keep kids busy once school lets out.

c5MIDDLE SCHOOL: Quandary

In QUANDARY, players aged 8-14 shape the future of a new society while learning how to recognize ethical issues and deal with challenging situations in their own lives. Players must make difficult decisions in which there are no clear right or wrong answers but important consequences – to themselves, to others in the colony and to the planet Braxos.

c6HIGH SCHOOL: World Geography Flashcards

World Geography Flashcards offers 250+ flashcards with images covering world geography, countries and capitals.

Science

c7ELEMENTARY: Plant Adaptation Game

In this game, you must choose the best ecoregion for the given plants. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course.

c8MIDDLE SCHOOL: Code Fred: Survival Mode (Body System Educational Game)

In Code Fred: Survival Mode, you’ll play mini-games to send adrenaline to help Fred run faster, build a blood clot to help heal a wolf bite, prioritize energy intake to the most critical organs, and even fight bacteria invaders after Fred gets sneezed on in the woods.

c9HIGH SCHOOL: STEMware: Zombie Plague

In STEMware: Zombie Plague, students explore a 3D world where they are responsible for identifying the pathogenic microorganism causing a deadly outbreak and implementing a cure. Embedded assessments allow teachers to track student interactions.

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One response to “Top OER Classroom Resources for June

  1. My son used to struggle with spelling, as did some of his friends. So last year, we set them up as a team on LearnThatWord, and set a 6 week period over summer. The kid with the largest number of words got a super-sized icecream sundae, and we made a big deal about it.

    First, they were reluctant (who likes to practice spelling?) but soon they started to check their stats and a nice competitiveness kicked in. By the end of the month, the winner had studied over 1,200 words, the others not far behind.

    What’s even better, they noticed the progress they were making and no longer felt like spelling was hard.

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