Teachers and parents have yet another resource to help them find free, standards-based videos and games to supplement students’ education: OpenEd.
The new website gives educators and parents a searchable catalog of more than 250,000 teacher-curated online resources to enhance lesson plans and help K-12 students with their work in class or at home.
While these resources can be used from any Learning Management System, OpenEd also provides its own free LMS, allowing teachers who sign up for a free account to create courses with multiple topics while using the website’s “recommendation engine” to find the best relevant material available. Users also can create a “Playlist” of videos that can be shared with students, parents, or colleagues.
“Our innovative recommendation engine finds the best resources for each standard, then OpenEd’s team of K-12 teacher curators validate those recommendations for 100-percent accuracy,” said Lisa Blum, vice president of marketing. “This equips parents, teachers, and students with [high-] quality content they can use to aid in learning and help with the transition to Common Core, while presenting students with an invigorating online experience.”
Users can search by standard or by keyword to find content to support their lesson plan. In all search options, users can choose a grade level (K-12) to further hone in on applicable videos or games.