The Oklahoma Library of Digital Resources is an innovative initiative to provide Oklahoma educators with high-quality, interactive teaching resources. It launched in August 2016 with a collection of resources for 10 high school courses so teachers can incorporate digital learning opportunities into their lessons. All resources will be free to teachers via iTunes U.
Oklahoma teachers will curate digital resources, ensuring the materials are aligned to the state’s new academic standards.
What are digital resources?
The resources with the Oklahoma Library of Digital resources are high quality, vetted by Oklahoma teachers and support Oklahoma academic standards. Examples include eBooks, short videos, documents, audio files and interactive online activities.
Who can use the Oklahoma Library of Digital Resources?
Anyone! While the library was created as a resource for Oklahoma educators, it is also accessible to parents and anyone who wants easy access to high-quality learning resources for children.
How much does it cost?
Most of the resources are free, although some —including some apps or eBooks — have a nominal charge.
When will more resources be added?
Elementary and middle school resources will be added in January. Additional high school resources will be added in fall 2017.
Who is maintaining the Oklahoma Library of Digital Resources?
The Oklahoma State School Boards Association is collaborating with Apple to offer the library. Express Employment Professionals and American Fidelity are serving as corporate sponsors in support of the library, and we expect other corporate sponsors to support the project as well.
Teachers from across Oklahoma have been involved in vetting resources in their areas of expertise, and many of those teachers will participate in helping keep the resources fresh and up-to-date!
How will OSSBA ensure the resources are up-to-date?
OSSBA is committed to providing up-to-date resources for Oklahoma educators to use in classrooms and is developing a process to receive recommendations for new resources to be added to the existing courses. All resources are vetted by Oklahoma teachers.
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Are you using these digital resources in your classroom? Let us know! Email Christy Watson.
For more information, contact Ann Caine, OSSBA Director of Education Leadership.