Earlier this week I shared a post about all of the amazing open educational resources we have access to as part of the #GoOpen initiative.
You can read Future Ready Librarians Hold The Key To #GoOpen and OER...Here's One Idea For Curating and Sharing These Too here.
In this post, I want to share how Follett supports our efforts in using and integrating OER into our libraries and school communities too.
To start, I just have to ask...
Did you know you can search and find the open educational resources in Destiny?
I recently learned about this and couldn't wait to share this awesome news with all of you!
In 2016, Follett announced their commitment in joining the U.S. Department of Education's #GoOpen campaign by making it possible to search and access the Learning Registry, a shared repository of learning resource metadata, within Destiny Discover.
"This new functionality will make it easier for teachers to search for and find free, open educational resources from the Learning Registry alongside print and digital resources owned by their school, creating lesson plans and playlists that drive appropriate content to students" (Follett, 2016).
Nader Qaimari shared, "As a company with deep roots in K-12 libraries, we are particularly excited about how this will help teacher-librarians further curate and guide teachers where to find the best content and use it effectively.”
I couldn't agree more and let me show you how easy it is to do.
I did a search for Poetry with Poetry Month right around the corner.
It brought up all resources about Poetry including Books, eBooks, Databases and Open Educational Resources.
It is also very easy to filter the OER content in different ways including by Format, which I find super helpful with the vast amount of open educational resources. You will be able to search such things as Assessments, Lesson Plans, Activities, Articles, Videos and more.
To make it easy to connect with the OER in Destiny Discover, I have included a link in the OER Resources and Tools Symbaloo too.
You will find it here.
It is wonderful how Follett has embraced #GoOpen and OER by supporting us within our libraries and schools, leading to even more leadership, collaboration, and connections for our teacher librarians, teachers and students.
Now make sure that you share this with your teachers and even your students as a Future Ready Librarian too.