ISKME Blog Series

Open Education

Amee Evans Godwin    September 01, 2015
A powerful shift is in progress where, increasingly, librarian expertise in inquiry, 21st learning skills, and information literacy is becoming critical to STEM learning and classrooms and to the...
Amee Evans Godwin    April 13, 2016
All too often, the school librarian is an underutilized member of the team. As the use of digital content in school grows ever more connected to improved teaching and learning, school librarians...
Amee Evans Godwin    March 08, 2016
 ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project builds networks of teacher collaborators around OER authoring and sharing ISKME has been facilitating teacher...
Amee Evans Godwin    August 24, 2015
  An anchor text is the central text around which a lesson or unit is built. This may be, for example, a narrative piece, a data set, or an image. Students across disciplines engage with this...
Amee Evans Godwin    August 18, 2015
Try this teacher-created lesson on OER Commons: “Cross Curricular Approach to the Child Labor Practices of the 1800s and 1900s Industrial Revolution” Teachers embodying instructional leadership—this...
Amee Evans Godwin    June 24, 2015
  ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project addresses teachers’ familiarity with Common Core standards and multi-disciplinary learning through their collaborative authoring of...
  ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project addresses teacher isolation by building networks of collaborators. The project is part of the Teacher Practice Networks Initiative,...
Lisa McLaughlin    July 19, 2013
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are designed to synergize student learning outcomes around common educational goals. However, building on a history of individual state standards, and state and...
Letha Goger, MA, MLIS    February 21, 2013
I’m always reaching to see the ‘intertwingled’ -- a term coined by computer scientist Theodor Nelson to describe knowledge that is related and is often connected by cause and effect. The...
Do open educational resources (OER) matter to young people?While making a short video recently, entitled "Game Changer: Open Education in Changing the Rules", I posed questions related to...