The resources on this page define key elements of best practice in the use of instructional technology in learning. While defining and implementing best practice will always be a journey that educators take along with their students, the following sources provide guidance, principles, practical implementations, and tips. Technology integration is a recurring element in these guidelines.
Based on a generous grant from the Hearst Foundation, Curriki worked with 6 distinguished professors to develop this course on integrating open educational resources into the classroom. The course is broken into 6 chapters that cover an introduction to OER, licensing, searching/finding OER, creating your own OER, using OER in the classroom and mixing and remixing with OER. The chapters can be used in sequence or independently.
This unit is the sixth of six units, part of the professional development course, Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom, intended to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with foundational knowledge about applying OER materials. Specifically this module focuses on personalizing, customizing, remixing, and sharing OER materials for an alternate application. This unit is intended for the independent learner as a self guided instructional unit. All of the support materials are embedded in the Curriki database and available as links throughout the unit.
These video tutorials offer instruction on how to work with iMovie, the basic video editor that comes free with Macintosh computers. The videos collected here include Capturing, Basic Editing, Titles & Effects, and Exporting Video.
This research summary on organizing instruction introduces the design principles underlying the Implementing Algebra project.
Citation: Pashler, H., Bain, P., Bottge, B., Graesser, A., Koedinger, K., McDaniel, M., and Metcalfe, J. (2007). Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning (NCER 2007-2004). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of
Education. Retrieved from http://ncer.ed.gov.