The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) has partnered with the Learning Registry to provide educators, parents, and students in the U.S. with more than 200,000 freely available resources online. The educational resource aims to be as comprehensive as possible and is packaged in a freshly launched website with a more responsive design. The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence makes it easier to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and both public and private organizations.
Presently, FREE is an open registry of 221,989 educational links (and growing). Anyone can access the information by searching through the registry via the search engine or by drilling down through the subjects. The number of resources is listed alongside the respective subjects. You can limit your search to federal resources only. Organizations like Smithsonian Institution and NASA are among the many which contribute to the registry. FREE has launched the beta version of the site with a more responsive design so that parents, students, and teachers can access them on mobiles and tablets.
FREE also hopes the new site will help the wider community contribute more easily and grow the information that is there. FREE says,
We are considering new features so customers can rate, tag, and comment on specific resources, as well as save their favorites for future reference.
If you are in the U.S. and are involved in teaching or learning, the FREE inventory of educational links could be the single most important portal for searching the best of digital learning. Even if you are outside the U.S. it is a very useful resource because subjects like math, science, arts, and music are universal. Try it out and tell us how useful it could be.
Source: Ed.gov Blog