Open Educational Resources (OER)

Teaching with Technology: 

    • Polling: IQ polls, Poll everywhere, Google foms
    • Presentatino sharing: eMaze, Prezi, Powtoon
    • Record screen annotations:
      • Windows: iXplain
      • iPad: Doceri, Numberkiz
      • Android: Clarisketch
    • Interaction and group work:
      • Nearpod - an all-in-one solution for the use of mobile devices and computers in education.
      • Google drive
      • padlet

Repositories

Science

  • Archives of American Gardens
      The Archives of American Gardens (AAG) currently documents over 6,350 gardens throughout the United States from 1870s to the present.
  • The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
      Digital repository of Earth System Education objects.
  • Environmental Research Center Databases
      The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) leads the Nation in research on linkages 
    of land and water ecosystems in the coastal zone and provides society with knowledge to meet critical environmental challenges in the 21st century.
  • Khan Academy
      Library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.
  • Learning Objects Studio  
      Animations learning objects for Science and Mathematics, Social Studies, and Arts and Humanities.
  • NATURE  
      Interactives and games for instructional use in the classroom.
  • NOAA Learning Objects
      Video learning objects through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • science courseware.org
      The Virtual Courseware Project produces interactive, online simulations for the life science laboratory or for earth science field studies.
  • University of Minnesota-Archives and Repositories for Data
      A multidisciplinary selection (not intended to be comprehensive) of publicly accessible data repositories categorized by subject.
  • The British Library-Explore the World’s Knowledge
      Search the collections by subject, time period, discipline, language, and region for articles, and objects.
  • Khan Academy
      Library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.
  • NATURE
      Interactives and games for instructional use in the classroom.
  • Repository 66
      Map of repository sites from around the world.
  • Texas State Historical Association-A Digital Gateway to Texas History
      The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.
  • Air and Space Museum Archives
       The Archives Division’s collections span the history of flight from ancient times to the present day and include a wide range of visual and textual materials – over 12,000 cubic feet of documents, including over 900 individual collections, 2 million photographs, 9.5 million feet of motion picture film and 3,500 hours of video, and over 2 million technical drawings.
  • Arxiv.org e-Print Archive
      Open access to 698,064 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
  • Astrophysical Observatory Archives and Services
      Welcome to the CfA's resource page for researchers. These links to CfA sites provide access for the astronomical community to a variety of sources, including current research data and facilities as well as archival material.
  • AU Space
      AUSpace contains publications, articles, books, datasets, learning objects, images, blueprints, presentations, audio recordings, technical reports, videos, working papers and more.
  • Encyclopedia Smithsonian  
      Learning object repository sorted by discipline from the Smithsonian collections.
  • Free Science Videos and Lectures
      Science videos and lectures for instructional use.
  • Khan Academy
      Library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.
  • Learning Objects Studio  
      Animations learning objects for Science and Mathematics, Social Studies, and Arts and Humanities
  • Museum of Science
      Repository of podcasts, videocasts, and virtual exhibits relating to advancements in Science.
  • National Science Foundation
      Science resources, materials, and learning objects for instructional purposes.
  • Rice University-Repositories for Technical Papers
      Repository collection of technology and mathematics papers.
  • Khan Academy
      Library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.
  • NOVA 
      Interactives, videos, and animations for instruction.
  • SCRATCH - MIT: Learning Objects for Higher Education 
      A collective collection of reusable learning objects for higher education which could be used in learning management systems such as Moodle.
    • Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System
        The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant.

Mathematics

  • Arxiv.org e-Print Archive|  Open access to 698,064 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

  • Interactive: Tools
      Tools designed for stand-alone applications in analyzing or organizing numbers and data.
  • Khan Academy
      Library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.
  • Maths: New Zealand Maths—Digital Learning Objects
      Digital learning objects for algebra, geometry, measurement, number, and statistics.
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives 
      Digital manipulatives for mathematics.
  • NOVA 
      Interactives, videos, and animations for instruction.
  • NSDL—National Science Digital Library
      “NSDL is the nation's online portal for education and research on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.”

Liberal Arts

  • African Art Museum Collections
      Collection of African Art.
  • American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery Collections
      Smithsonian collection of American Art.  Search by artist or title.
  • America on Stone: The Harry T. Peters Collection
      The Harry T. Peters 'America on Stone' lithograph collection provides a distinctive view of 19th-century American life as depicted in prints. Search the collection by keyword for specific terms or browse by selected subjects below.
  • American Art Museum Photograph Archives
      The Smithsonian American Art Museum offers unparalleled resources for the study of American art. Its extensive Photograph Archives contain nearly a half million negatives, photographs, and slides. The images document American art from the colonial period to the present.
  • Archives of American Art
      With over 16 million items in its continually growing collections, the Archives are the world’s largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America.
  • Archives of American Art Collections
      Over a hundred archival collections have been scanned and posted online in their entirety. Please note that majority of the Archives’ 6,000 collections are only partially digitized. The Image Gallery displays items from partially digitized collections.
  • The British Library-Explore the World’s Knowledge
      Search the collections by subject, time period, discipline, language, and region for articles, and objects.
  • Catalog of American Portraits
      Search more than 80,000 portrait records from the Catalog of American Portraits (CAP). New material is added regularly, and this information is automatically published to the website after it is cataloged and validated.
  • Encyclopedia Smithsonian  
      Learning object repository sorted by discipline from the Smithsonian collections.
  • Freer and Sackler Archives
      The Archives houses more than 140 collections—amounting to over one thousand linear feet of materials—dating from the early nineteenth century to the present. Rich and diverse materials include the personal and professional papers of preeminent art historians, archaeologists, artists, dealers, and collectors, plus major collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century photography of Asia and the Middle East. The collections also include still and moving pictures, graphics, audio tapes, and other forms of documentation.”
  • Freer and Sackler Gallery Collections
      The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery contain some of the most important holdings of Asian art in the world. In addition, the Freer Gallery boasts exemplary examples of late-nineteenth-century works of American landscape and portraiture by James McNeill Whistler and his contemporaries. The Sackler Gallery is host to contemporary art from Asia as well as international loan exhibitions.
  • Harvard University Archives - Repositories
    Collection of Harvard’s repositories for medicine, law, archeology, business, ethnology, and art.  Including the Radcliffe College archives.
  • Hirshhorn Collection Search
      Search the Smithsonian collections for sculpture art of various nationalities and school of movements.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Heilbrunn Timeline) 
      The Heilbrunn Timeline contains learning objects of world maps, timelines, thematic essays, and works of arts.
  • National Portrait Gallery Collections Search
      Search more than 12,000 records from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery. NPG's collections of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photographs document the diversity of individuals who have made significant contributions to the history and culture of the United States. Digitized images are currently being incorporated into the database as copyright research is completed and reproduction rights are cleared.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art
      The Museum is home to over 225,000 objects, spanning the creative achievements of the Western world since the first century AD and those of Asia since the third millennium BC.
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
      Cultural art and artifacts from various historical time periods.
  • American History Museum Collections
      The National Museum of American History collects artifacts of all kinds—from gowns to locomotives—to preserve for the American people an enduring record of their past.  The Museum has more than 3 million artifacts in its collection. Information and photos of selected objects are available in the online collections database. The database is a work-in-progress and new items will be added regularly. A separate database covers archival collections.
  • America on Stone: The Harry T. Peters Collection
      The Harry T. Peters 'America on Stone' lithograph collection provides a distinctive view of 19th-century American life as depicted in prints. Search the collection by keyword for specific terms or browse by selected subjects below.
  • Aragoª Online Collection Database, National Postal Museum
    “Resource to the study of philately and postal operations as seen through the National Postal Museum.”
  • American Art Museum Photograph Archives
      The Smithsonian American Art Museum offers unparalleled resources for the study of American art. Its extensive Photograph Archives contain nearly a half million negatives, photographs, and slides. The images document American art from the colonial period to the present.
  • American Indian Museum Archives Center
      The NMAI’s object collections (266,000 catalog records) scope encompasses two- and three-dimensional objects/works made, created, used, designed, or commissioned by Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere (excluding Hawai’i); preserved botanical, plant, animal, and mineral samples representative of agriculture, gathering, hunting, medical practices, and other Native knowledge systems.
  • American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery Collections
      Smithsonian collection of American Art.  Search by artist or title.
  • The British Library-Explore the World’s Knowledge
      Search the collections by subject, time period, discipline, language, and region for articles, and objects.
  • Calisphere-A World of Primary Sources: University of California
      Historical digitalized learning objects and resources from American History.  Search by theme, historical event, or time period.
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Collections - The Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Study Center Library and Archive “Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s library is a branch of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries and contains more than 70,000 volumes, including books, periodicals, catalogs, and trade literature dating from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries.”
  • Encyclopedia Smithsonian  
      Learning object repository sorted by discipline from the Smithsonian collections.
  • ETE Relational Database and ETE DataNet
      The ETE relational database is now partially united with the Paleobiology Database Project's (PBDB) relational database. All primary database functions (queries, entries and updates) are available through the PBDB home page. The new combined database compiles information from the terrestrial and marine record, but lacks some of the data fields present in the original ETE database.
  • Freer and Sackler Gallery Collections
      The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery contain some of the most important holdings of Asian art in the world. In addition, the Freer Gallery boasts exemplary examples of late-nineteenth-century works of American landscape and portraiture by James McNeill Whistler and his contemporaries. The Sackler Gallery is host to contemporary art from Asia as well as international loan exhibitions.
  • Khan Academy
      Library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.
  • Library of Congress 
      Digital collections of photographs, articles, and objects through the Library of Congress’ archives.
  • Life Magazine:  Google   
      Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
  • National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives
      The Department of Anthropology, a part of the National Museum of Natural History, maintains ethnographic, archaeological, and human biological collections numbering over two and a half million items and the nation’s premier archives devoted to anthropological manuscripts and film. Anthropology collections document world cultures past and present and the history of anthropology.
  • The National Museum of the American Indian
      Welcome to NMAI Collections Search, which includes a representative sample of NMAI's object and historic photo collections. Each item is accompanied by basic, standardized information. To become familiar with the site, start with one of the Collection Highlight tours or search the website using this page or the tabs at the top.
  • National Postal Museum—Virtual Exhibits
      The National Postal Museum is divided into galleries that explore America's postal history from colonial times to the present. Visitors learn how mail has been transported, emphasize the importance of letters, and spotlight the creation and wondrous diversity of postage stamps.
  • NATURE  
      Interactives and games for instructional use in the classroom.
  • Natural History Museum Databases
      Searchable lists of specimens, illustrations, anthropological collections, and summary information about the National Museum of Natural History collections.
  • Provenance in the World War II Era, 1933-1945
      Explore all available information on "covered objects" in Smithsonian museum collections.
  • Smithsonian Research Information System Archives Catalogs
      Search over 7.4 million records, with 568,100 images, video and sound files from Smithsonian museums, archives, and libraries.
  • Sharing Knowledge: Alaska Native Collections
      The indigenous heritage of Alaska and adjacent regions is woven from the arts, knowledge, values, and beliefs of many cultures.  Explore the Smithsonian collections with Native traditions bearers and learn about the peoples of this northern world.
  • Smithsonian Photography Initiative
      Search a selection of images from the Smithsonian Institution's nineteen museums and galleries, nine research centers, and the National Zoo.
  • Texas State Historical Association-A Digital Gateway to Texas History 
      The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.
  • Tufts University HYPERLINK "http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/" Perseus Digital Library
    Primary and secondary sources for the study of ancient Greece and Rome.
  • The British Library-Explore the World’s Knowledge
      Search the collections by subject, time period, discipline, language, and region for articles, and objects.
  • Cardiff University-Information Literacy Resource Bank
      A series of Plagiarism Learning Objects have been created to help students understand what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid committing plagiarism in their work.
  • FLORE-French Learning Object Repository for Education
      FLORE is a free repository of French language educational resources. It is meant to help the user find appropriate sites and specific learning objects to learn or teach French. FLORE is designed for faculty and students in post-secondary institutions and it offers over 1000 online resources with annotations such as content descriptions and peer reviews.

Law

Business and Economics

  • Harvard University Archives - Repositories
      Collection of Harvard’s repositories for medicine, law, archeology, business, ethnology, and art.  Including the Radcliffe College archives.
  • Khan Academy
      Library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.
  • Research Papers in Economics
      RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 75 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components.
  • Rice University-Repositories for Technical Papers
      Repository collection of technology and mathematics papers.

Digital Resources and Archives

  • Bio>Alive: The Life Science Video Share
      Interactive Biology Tutorials and Quizzes: Animations, 3D animations, biology, and PCR Animation.
  • BrainPop
      Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids.
  • CERN Document Server
      Collection of articles, books, multimedia, and periodicals.
  • CiteSeerX
      Scientific Literature Digital Library and Search Engine.
  • Columbia University – Academic Commons
      Academic Commons is Columbia University's digital repository where current faculty, students, and staff of Columbia and its affiliate institutions can deposit the  results of their scholarly work and research.
  • Communities in Repository—The University of Texas
      The Repository's purpose is to collect, record, provide access to, and archive the scholarly and research works of the University of Texas at Austin, as well as works that reflect the intellectual and service environment of the campus.
  • Creative Commons
      Search for digital images that can be modified and built upon for educational purposes.
  • Digital Commons-Successful, Sustainable Institutional Repositories
      Institutional repositories for colleges, universities, medical schools, law schools, professional schools, liberal arts schools, societies, associations, research institutes, and academic consortiums.
  • DigitalCommons@Pace
      The repository is a service of the Pace University libraries. Research and scholarly output included here have been selected and deposited by the individual university departments and centers on campus.
  • DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      The repository is a collaborative service of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln libraries. Faculty, researchers, and students associated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are invited to deposit digital materials for long-term preservation and world-wide electronic accessibility.
  • Discovery Education: Educational Videos
      Discovery Education supports teachers in accelerating student achievement, bringing the wonder of Discovery into classrooms to ignite students' natural curiosity.
  • EduTube
      Educational videos for instructional use.
  • eScholarship-University of California
      Open access to journals, theses, dissertations, seminar series, authors, and postprints for research and publication purposes.
  • eCommons@Cornell
      Digital repositories site at Cornell University.
  • Information Literacy within a Quality Assurance Framework: An Ideas Exchange for Librarians
      Key learning objects repository listings.
  • IRis
      IRis is a digital archive that collects, manages, preserves, and shares the intellectual output and historical record of Northeastern University. It is a service of the University Libraries.
  • Khan Academy
      Library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.
  • Kyoto University Research Information Repository
      Kyoto University Research Information Repository (KURENAI) contains peer-reviewed journal articles, dissertations, departmental bulletin papers and any kind of scholarly works of Kyoto University.* over 80,000 Articles / over 100 Journals / over 1100,000 full text downloads (2010).
  • The Learning Network – New York Times  
      The Learning Network is a site for teaching and learning with the New York Times.  It contains archives of articles, photos, and other media learning objects.
  • National Digital Learning Resources Network- The Learning Federation
      Online curriculum content initiative with resources and digital learning objects.
  • The National Repository of Online Courses—NROC
      High-quality online content for students and faculty in higher education, high school and advanced placement.
  • OAC-Online Archive of California
      Listing of various collections and websites of universities, museums, and libraries.
  • OpenDOAR
      Directory of Open Access Repositories around the world.
  • ROARMAP
      Registry of open access repositories with mandatory archiving policies.  Repositories alphabetized by country.
  • RU Core - Rutgers University Community Repository
      Search texts, audio, images, and video learning objects from Rutgers University archives and scholarly materials.
  • Scholarly Repository
      The Scholarly Repository features selected research and scholarly works prepared by faculty, students, and staff at the University of Miami.
  • Smithsonian Research Information System Archives Catalogs
      Search over 7.4 million records, with 568,100 images, video and sound files from Smithsonian museums, archives, and libraries.
  • TeacherTube
      Instructional teaching videos for the classroom.
  • Texas A&M University - Digital Repository 
      The Texas A&M Digital Repository collects, preserves, and distributes the scholarly output of the university, including scholarly articles and books, electronic theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, technical reports, and digitized library collections.
  • The University of Melbourne ePrints Repository
      The University of Melbourne ePrints Repository is an institutional repository to capture, preserve, showcase and disseminate the scholarly works of the University’s staff and students. 
  • Wikimedia Commons    
      Database of 10,849,555 freely usable media files.
  • Wikipedia:  Resources for Public Domain Images
      Public domain images resource.
  • WatchKnowLearn
      Free educational videos for the classroom.
  • YouTube
      Videos and animations for classroom use.

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