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INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: OER and the 5 P's

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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class will help you develop a plan your district, school, or department can use to build or supplement curriculum with Open Educational Resources (OER) and other no-cost digital resources from INFOhio. Upon successful completion of this class, earn a certificate for four contact hours.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

Build Your Own Standards-Aligned Digital Curriculum . . . for Free!

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Presentation delivered at OETC20. Are you using textbooks that are more than 10 years old? Are you spending your weekend scouring the web for free instructional materials? When it comes to supplementing or building curriculum using Open Educational Resources, the challenges are many. With INFOhio, finding teacher-approved digital resources that you can use for free to build or supplement your curriculum is quick and easy. In this session, you'll dig into INFOhio's OER tools and the high-quality digital resources that INFOhio has licensed for all Ohio PreK-12 students, educators, and their parents. Using INFOhio's Educator Tools, which now includes over 70,000 lesson plans, assessments, and other instructional materials curated by education professionals, you will build a personal collection of standards-aligned lessons, labs, and other activities. Then you'll use ISearch to discover a wealth of digital content--including texts, videos, images, and more--that you can upload to your learning management system for student use. Take back your weekend by building your own standards-aligned digital curriculum for free with INFOhio's Open Educational Resources.

Material Type: Reading

Author: INFOhio

Authoring Open Textbooks

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This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.

Material Type: Textbook

Khan Academy: 2-step Word Problems

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Solve two-step word problems with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Some questions include estimation. Students receive immediate feedback and have the opportunity to try questions repeatedly, watch a video or receive hints. Solve two-step word problems using the four operations.

Material Type: Interactive

10X Bigger!

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Students will explore multi-digit numbers and the relationship between ones, tens and hundreds; a digit in one place is 10x the digit in the place to its right. Students will use their bodies to represent digits in multi-digit numbers up to the hundredths place and compare these numbers using <, =, >. Students will use their bodies as multi-digit numbers to add and subtract.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: OER Administrator

Exploring Place Value -- Race the Clock!

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Students will explore the concepts of place value using their bodies as tools. They will time themselves performing various kinesthetic tasks like jumping jacks and sit ups and use the numbers that they record from these activities in their exploration. Working in groups, they will practice adding and subtracting and comparing numbers. They will also come up with creative ways to represent numbers using the properties of operation and the rules of place value.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: OER Administrator