Resource Introduction: OER Commons

Browse through a library of free, teacher-developed resources for the classroom.

CutwayThanks to Arbor Hills’ Tony Cutway for this resource introduction!


What is it?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. Open Educational Resources are different from other resources a teacher may use in that OER have been given limited or unrestricted licensing rights. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. For some of these resources, that means you can download the resource and share it with colleagues and students. For others, it may be that you can download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.

How can I use it?

Add the Chrome Extension or visit the website and explore for lesson resources!

Who’s using it?

Check out these teachers that know and use OER Commons in your school. Ask them for help!

At Arbor Hills, Tony Cutway

Are you or someone you know using this? Notify us, and we’ll post your or their name here as a building expert! Email to

Check out this video on how to search OER Commons and get started!


Resource Links

Developer Website

Chrome Webstore Link

ISKME YouTube Playlist of Tutorials