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AHS Subject Guides: How-to for Teachers: Open Educational Resources

The website holds instructional and reference materials for applications teachers use at Amity.

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources

What is OER?

  • It’s Teachers Pay Teachers--but free!
  • Many OERs have materials vetted by curriculum experts 

Why use OER?

  • It’s a way to find resources you need without creating everything from scratch.
  • Collaborative effort
  • Why not?

ISTE articles about using OERs

ISTE article about 5 OERs to use

Various OERs to Use

OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources for all subject areas. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum. 

EngageNY is a New York State Education Department is a website that provides resources for educators and parents in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. 

CK-12 offers access to high quality educational materials for K-12 students all over the world. They offer free high-quality, standards-aligned, open content in the STEM subjects. By providing these free resources, CK-12 is working toward educational equity for all.


Creative Commons is devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. This is a great place for students to search for images, photos, music, etc. to use in presentations and projects. It explicitly explains how materials can be used under copyright law. This is something everyone should use when assigning projects that require such materials. 

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