In keeping the buzz going, and in-case-you-missed-it, we’ve got some good things going on in K-12! Open Matters, the blog from MIT Open Courseware, picked up and re-shared a message that went out earlier today over our mailing list. We’re posting the message (penned by Rachel) down below, but first we’re going to give a shout-out to Open Matters (thanks for spreading the word) — add ’em to your reading list — and suggest that, if you haven’t already, follow our blog and sign up for our mailing list! We’ll make it worth your while, and it’s super-easy; just look up above the post and click on these buttons:
Done? Cool. You can click on the other buttons, too (you know, if you want)…and read on for a recap of our K-12 release news…
K12. Is. Here.
It’s true! Last week, we announced the launch of our new K-12 program of open online courses. The academic courses are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and use open educational resources (OER) extensively, making the courses, as well as their contents, widely reusable by students, teachers, and parents nationwide. Learn More
The K12 Courses can be found here and below are just a few ways to use and reuse our courses. Please feel free to share widely and let us know if you have more creative ideas to add to our list via tweet, facebook or email.
- Flip your classroom without shooting your own videos. We already went through and chose our favorites!
- Incorporate more engaging digital content in your class.
- Get current, Common Core-aligned materials for free. (Almost better than free lunch)
- Provide extra resources to supplement what your kids learn in school.
- Self-contained curriculum for home school families.
- Accelerate or review subjects with your kids
- Do more challenging work. Your school might not offer Calculus, but Saylor.org does!
- Learn subjects in a different way and acclimate to an online learning environment.
- Review material you learned in school.
- Go further and prepare for your SATs/college (more on that on the site)