From its start in 1997, European Schoolnet has been involved and actively supported the open educational resources (OER) movement in Europe. European Schoolnet is one of the main players in Europe and beyond in learning resource exchange; in collaboration with its network of schools and teachers, European Schoolnet has also contributed to the development, testing and validation of new resources.
Find educational content from many different countries and providers:
Search among 248,000+ open educational resources referenced in the Learning Resource Exchange catalogue, from 58 content providers (including Ministries of Education) in 29 languages: http://lre.eun.org
Since 2002, to make digital learning content interoperable and easily discoverable, European Schoolnet and its partners have particularly developed, tested, and deployed brokerage system architectures and services in the course of several EU funded projects (ASPECT, CELEBRATE,CALIBRATE, MELT, eQNet.).
The Learning Resource Exchange - a federation of repositories, allowing schools and teachers search for educational content from many different countries and providers - is one of the best-known and self-sustaining outcomes of this work. The LRE is now the largest repository of OERs in Europe and one of the largest in the world.
You can also search among 5000 travel well resources, identified by teachers in the eQNet community of practice. The Travel Well Criteria provide a pan-European content quality framework to help teachers, publishers or repository owners recognize resources that truly live up to the promise of OER’s re-usability, flexibility and quality.
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Find resources in STEM:
Find Teachinig materials in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The Scientix resource repository collects teaching materials from STEM education projects financed by the EU or by various national and international initiatives. The repository is constantly growing, from more than 600 learning objects in 2013 from 200 content providers, we are planning to reach 1,200 in 2015 (http://scientix.eu/web/guest/resources).
You can also translate for free the resources to any of the 24 EU official languages. The Scientix Translation on demand service allows users to request translation of any teaching material in the Scientix repository (provided that their copyright licence allows so). The requested material is translated and localised by European Schoolnet, and added to the Scientix repository.
Scientix was originally an initiative of the European Commission; currently it is managed under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme.
FIND RESOURCES ON ONLINE SAFETY:
The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal provides a central point of access for the general public and wider stakeholders for information and guidance on safer and better internet issues, acting as a signposting service to content and resources from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe, and from other stakeholders where appropriate.
Specific content and services are also provided and delivered through the site such as the BIK bulletin (a quarterly, electronic newsletter), a Guide to online services, a searchable repository of eSafety resources, a gallery of awareness-raising videos, and a whole host of topical articles.