Monday, July 8, 2013

Featured: 7-8-2013 Federal Registry for Educational Excellence


Making it easier to find digital teaching and learning resources from the federal government as well as public and private organizations is the purpose of the Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE).


Currently, more than 180,000 learning resources are registered with The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence. Signing up for the FREE RSS feed gets the newest resources delivered to you several times a week.

A new version of FREE, powered by the Learning Registry - an open database for sharing digital learning resources, incorporates a more responsive design for better access from mobile devices.

The new FREE is a work in progress. More and more resources are being correlated to national and state standards and more social features are planned for the site.

FREE is maintained by the Office of Communications and Outreach and the Office of Educational Technology at the US Department of Education in partnership with the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative.

About FREE

FREE originated in 1997, in response to a memo from President Bill Clinton. The site was launched a year later. It was redesigned and relaunched for the first time in 2006 and again this year.

The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence is one of the most popular K-12 websites maintained by the US Department of Education because of the many resources being offered by contributing federal agencies.


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