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About COOL-OER


Connect Open Online Learning - Open Educational Resources (COOL-OER) is a repository of carefully curated OERs that are relevant to Indian context and hence can be adopted/adapted by schools. In times when humongous kinds of resources are being shared on the internet and social media this is an attempt to assist teachers, educators, parents and students find a thoughtfully curated list of open educational resources that can be meaningfully integrated in the teaching-learning process especially during distance learning. The thrust has been to showcase OERs that foster active learning , are multilingual - support Indian languages, accessible and adaptable.

A range of resources - with and without digital technology - and across various types - eBooks, multimedia repositories, simulations, tools, hands-on - have been curated and are available in multiple languages. The selection and curation of OERs has been guided by a six point rubric: ..


Rubric Details
R1. Learning/ pedagogical approach Resources that foster active learning through interactivity, engagement and affordances for knowledge construction. Moreover, the resource should allow it to be contextualised to Indian school context.
R2. Knowledge theme 1. Knowledge deepening - resources and tools that help develop conceptual clarity, widen the knowledge and better understanding of subject matters and also help learners appreciate multidisciplinarity of fields.
2. Creativity and 21st century skills - resources and tools that help foster creative expression and skills such as storymaking, designing, coding, computational thinking and digital agency.
3. Tinkering & making - resources and tools that enable hands-on minds-on engagement and cultivate learning by doing, tinkering and making habits.
R3. Curricular alignment Have direct curricular alignment with NCERT/CBSE/NCTE. Our resources should be such that they can be easily aligned to Indian school curriculum guided by NCF 2005.
R4. Grade alignment The resources should have a demonstrable relevance to below grade levels: K-5/6-8/9-12/D.El.Ed/B.Ed/M.Ed/Teachers
R5. License 1. Released under an open license
2. Free to access and share
R6. Affordances 1. Active Knowledge Making: If the resource allows engagement and interactivity features/controls for learners so that the learner does not become a passive receiver rather be able to actively manipulate and work with the resource exercising the learner agency.
2. Multimodal Meaning: If the resource offers knowledge representation in multiple ways such as audio-visual, multi-dimensional, multiple-formats.
3. Collaboration: If the resource expressly fosters or has features for collaboration, sharing and co-construction of knowledge.
4. Accessibility: If the resource is inclusive and offers accessibility features such as screen reader, keyboard-only input etectera to help people with learning disability.
5. Adaptability: If the resource lends itself to be easily remixed and adapted so that it can be used in a different context setting; which also depends on the modularity (ability of a resource to be broken in smaller activities and repurposed)

For each of the resources relevant metaData details as well as key affordances have been indicated. The 5Affordance model to review an educational resource has been adapted from UNESCO-s report Rethinking Pedagogy: Exploring the Potential of Digital Technology in Achieving Quality. Due care has been taken to present the information objectively, however, if you find any inaccuracy/objectionable thing we encourage you to report to us. The COOL initiative and the OER curation process has been possible due to a large pool of volunteers who immensely contributed along with TISS staff.

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Knowledge Deepening (8)

Resources and tools that help develop conceptual clarity, widen the knowledge and better understanding of subject matters and also help learners appreciate multidisciplinarity of fields.



Tool Tool
GeoGebra
GeoGebra

Subject:Mathematics, Science
Grade: 6-12

Language: English

  Tags: Tags: Knowledge Deepening Tool Mathematics Simulations 3D Graphing

टूल टूल
जियोजेब्रा (GeoGebra)
जियोजेब्रा (GeoGebra)

Subject:गणित, विज्ञान
Grade: 6 -12

Language: Hindi

  Tags: Tags: ज्ञान सम्वर्धन टूल गणित विज्ञान स्टेम

கருவி கருவி
ஜியோஜீப்ரா (GeoGebra)
ஜியோஜீப்ரா (GeoGebra)

Subject:கணிதம், அறிவியல்
Grade: 6 -12

Language: Tamil

  Tags: Tags: அறிவு ஆழமடைகிறது கருவி கணிதம் அறிவியல்

పనిముట్టు పనిముట్టు
జియోజీబ్రా (GeoGebra)
జియోజీబ్రా (GeoGebra)

Subject:గణితం, సైన్స్
Grade: 6 -12

Language: Telugu

  Tags: Tags: జ్ఞానం తీవ్రతరం పనిముట్టు గణితం సైన్స్ అనుకరణ

Simulation Simulation
PhET Interactive Simulations
PhET Interactive Simulations

Subject:Mathematics, Science
Grade: K-12

Language: English

  Tags: Tags: Knowledge Deepening Simulation Mathematics Science

सिम्युलेशन सिम्युलेशन
PhET इंटरैक्टिव सिम्युलेशन
PhET इंटरैक्टिव सिम्युलेशन

Subject:गणित, विज्ञान
Grade: K-12

Language: Hindi

  Tags: Tags: ज्ञान सम्वर्धन सिमुलेशन गणित विज्ञान स्टेम

உருவகப்படுத்துதல் உருவகப்படுத்துதல்
PhET ஊடாடும் உருவகப்படுத்துதல்கள்
PhET ஊடாடும் உருவகப்படுத்துதல்கள்

Subject:கணிதம், அறிவியல்
Grade: K-12

Language: Tamil

  Tags: Tags: உருவகப்படுத்துதல் கணிதம் அறிவியல்

అనుకరణ అనుకరణ
PhET  పరస్పర అనుకరణలు
PhET పరస్పర అనుకరణలు

Subject:గణితం, సైన్స్
Grade: K-12

Language: Telugu

  Tags: Tags: జ్ఞానం తీవ్రతరం అనుకరణ గణితం సైన్స్

Creativity and 21st century skills (7)

Resources and tools that help foster creative expression and skills such as storymaking, designing, coding, computational thinking and digital agency.



Tool Tool
SCRATCH
SCRATCH

Subject: Multiple Subjects
Grade: K-12

Language Language: English

Tag Tags: Creativity and 21st century skills Programming Reasoning Collaboration

टूल टूल
स्क्रैच (SCRATCH)
स्क्रैच (SCRATCH)

Subject: एकाधिक विषय
Grade: K-12

Language Language: Hindi

Tag Tags: रचनात्मकता 21वीं सदी के कौशल कम्प्यूटेशनल सोच सहयोग्याता प्रोग्रामिंग

ਸੰਦ ਸੰਦ
ਸਕ੍ਰੈਚ (SCRATCH)
ਸਕ੍ਰੈਚ (SCRATCH)

Subject: ਬਹੁ ਵਿਸ਼ੇ
Grade: K-12

Language Language: Punjabi

Tag Tags: ਰਚਨਾਤਮਕਤਾ 21 ਵੀਂ ਸਦੀ ਦੇ ਹੁਨਰ ਕੰਪਿਊਟੇਸ਼ਨਲ ਸੋਚ ਸਹਿਯੋਗ ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮਿੰਗ

கருவி கருவி
ஸ்க்ராட்ச் (SCRATCH)
ஸ்க்ராட்ச் (SCRATCH)

Subject: பல பாடங்கள்
Grade: K-12

Language Language: Tamil

Tag Tags: திரை ரீடர் அம்சம் அல்லது விசைப்பலகை வழிசெலுத்தல் ஆதரவு இல்லை

పనిముట్టు పనిముట్టు
స్క్రాచ్ (SCRATCH)
స్క్రాచ్ (SCRATCH)

Subject: బహుళ విషయాలు
Grade: K-12

Language Language: Telugu

Tag Tags: సృజనాత్మకత మరియు 21 వ శతాబ్దపు నైపుణ్యాలు ప్రోగ్రామింగ్ రీజనింగ్ సహకారం

Tool Tool
Storyweaver
Storyweaver

Subject: Art, Language
Grade: K-12

Language Language: English

Tag Tags: Creativity 21st century skills Stories Literacy

ਸੰਦ ਸੰਦ
ਸਟੋਰੀਵੀਵਰ (Storyweaver)
ਸਟੋਰੀਵੀਵਰ (Storyweaver)

Subject: ਕਲਾ, ਭਾਸ਼ਾ
Grade: K-12

Language Language: Punjabi

Tag Tags: ਰਚਨਾਤਮਕਤਾ 21 ਵੀਂ ਸਦੀ ਦੇ ਹੁਨਰ ਕਹਾਣੀਆਂ ਸਾਖਰਤਾ

Tinkering and making (3)

Resources and tools that enable hands-on minds-on engagement and cultivate learning by doing, tinkering and making habits.



 Hands-on
Hands-on
Arvind Gupta Toys
Arvind Gupta Toys

Subject: Multiple Subjects
Grade: K-12

Language: English

Tags: Tinkering & making Collection Multiple subjects Multiple Languages

 प्रायोगिक
प्रायोगिक
अरविंद गुप्ता खिलौने
अरविंद गुप्ता खिलौने

Subject: एकाधिक विषय
Grade: K-12

Language: Hindi

Tags: टिंकर करना और बनाना प्रायोगिक विज्ञान DIY

 Forum
Forum
metastudio.org
metastudio.org

Subject: Multiple Subjects
Grade: K-12

Language: English

Tags: Tinkering & making STEM Collaboration

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