App of the Week: OER Commons


Free, easy access to a wealth of resources

Ed. noteApp of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? 

OER Commons makes it easy for teachers to connect with other educators and find relevant materials. Teachers can search by subject area, standard, or keyword to find resources, or use the advanced search option. Those resources can then be saved within OER Commons or shared through Google Classroom or Schoology. Teachers can also use the lesson builder or module builder to compile resources into lesson plans or unit plans that can be shared publicly on the site or more privately within a hub or group.

Price: Free

Grades: K-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: Offers tons of lessons and integrates with other tools teachers may be using.

Cons: Site offers so many options that it can be overwhelming.

Bottom line: Impressive resource opens access to quality materials for all educators.

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