LOS GATOS, Calif. – Nov. 11, 2015 – OpenEd.com, the world’s largest K-12 open educational resource (OER) library, today announced the addition of new, highly effective videos and games to its library from Flocabulary, Althea Publishers, Splash Math and Gynzy.
All resources in the OpenEd library are sorted by quality, grade, subject and publisher, and all are aligned to the standards and microconcepts within Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Texas (TEKS) standards. Nearly 10 percent of U.S. teachers turn to OpenEd for access to free, high-quality online resources.
OpenEd research demonstrates that the most effective videos and games for students are often created by niche publishers who do one thing very well. Publishers that take a broad approach to content development are typically average to below average in effectiveness.
“Adding these collections of highly engaging and effective videos and games to the OpenEd.com library extends the power of its resources to boost achievement in classrooms around the country,” said Adam Blum, CEO of OpenEd. “We encourage all teachers, parents and students to explore these new resources and discover how engaging, interesting and educational they are.”
The new and effective publishers listed on OpenEd.com are:
·Flocabulary, which creates educational hip-hop videos to teach K-12 students standards-based content from ELA, math, science and social studies. The company has made a small portion of its content library available for free to OpenEd users; the full program is available at flocabulary.com.
·Althea Publishers, which specializes in science and math videos designed specifically for English language learners. Its resources will be free for the next two weeks.
·Splash Math, which focuses on K-5 learners with fun and engaging exercises and games that are curriculum aligned. It is free.
·Gynzy, which offers interactive apps and activities designed for smartboard technology. It is free.
OpenEd allows teachers to assign a different resource to each student based on individual assessment results. It also is now compatible with some of the most popular Learning management systems (LMS) and Personalized Learning Platforms. Teachers who use Google Classroom, Canvas, Highlight by Education Elements, Atlas Learning, Otus Learning, Slate or Moodle can now share the above and all OpenEd resources with their students directly via their platforms.
The world’s largest K-12 open educational resource (OER) library, OpenEd currently is working with more than 275,000 US teachers, offering the largest K-12 educational resource library with over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, games and lesson plans for every Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. OpenEd lets teachers assign quizzes and homework to their students and automatically grades them, recommending videos and assignments in real-time and personalizing recommendations based on each student's progress. The result is truly personalized learning for every student.
The company is committed to keeping the majority of its content available for free to educators around the world. Its expanded premium content, which includes premium assessments from Pearson and other leading educational publishers, gives educators easy, affordable access to resources from leading education companies. For more information, visitwww.opened.com.