“Openly licensed educational resources can increase equity by providing all students, regardless of zip code, access to high-quality learning materials that have the most up-to-date and relevant content.” - John King, U.S. Secretary of Education
Open Educational Resources (OER) allow for fundamental changes in teaching and learning by efficiently providing open access to high quality, cost-efficient educational resources available on the internet. Generally, these resources are specifically licensed to be used and reused in an educational setting. OER Commons says that “Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.”
It’s happened to all of us. You’re watching a video on SAFARI Montage while working on a playlist when you realize there is a segment in the video that works perfectly for another playlist you’ve created. And there’s no easy way to add that segment to another playlist. Until now! We’ve enhanced playlists so that now it’s easy to add content to any of your playlists.
What comes to mind when you think about Prohibition? Temperance? Speakeasies? Organized Crime? Turns out there’s a lot more to it! Learn about the roots of Prohibition, its impact on the lives of Americans and why it was eventually repealed by creating a Playlist or Lesson which utilizes the notable content available on SAFARI Montage.
On November 13, 1982 the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. The Memorial Wall, designed by Maya Lin, is a V-shaped black stone wall on which the names of the mnre than 58,000 American service members who died in the conflict are engraved in chronological order. Learn more about the primary and secondary resources available on SAFARI Montage which can be utilized as part of a study on the Vietnam War and its aftermath.
Election Day provides an excellent opportunity for classroom discussion about past presidential elections and how the path to the White House really works. You can help your students get ready for this year’s presidential election with new resources from Khan Academy, including an overview of the Electoral College with Grover and videos covering the history of the Democratic and Republican parties.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The United States of America will be electing a new President on Tuesday, November 8th - Election Day. Learn more about the path to the Oval Office through a deeper dive into our favorite election-themed resources available on SAFARI Montage.
Districts throughout Georgia are implementing various Learning Management Systems to facilitate digital learning. Meanwhile, teachers have flocked to Google Classroom for managing the workflow of class assignments, calendar, notifications, announcements, quizzes, and more. Teaching and learning with these tools mandates a managed repository of robust digital resources utilizing a seamless integration.