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Dear LOR user,

Thank you for being a big part of this community. To better support the initiatives around open educational resources in the state of Michigan, all resources on the Michigan Virtual Learning Object Repository (LOR) are being moved to #GoOpen Michigan (link is external) on September 30th, 2018. During the transition, our LOR will be moved to an archived state, not allowing new user registration or new content to be added. An email with more details was sent to registered users of the LOR in September. To make use of the great resources on the platform, we encourage you to create an account and add your own new resources to the #GoOpen Michigan platform (link is external).

Actively Learn


Actively learn allows a teacher to annotate published readings (articles, papers, etc.) with questions, comments and related media. The primary purpose is to scaffold reading in ways that add context and support for developing readers. You can import an internet article, google document or PDF.

What We Like: 
  • Can align individual annotations with Common Core standards (History/Social Studies, Informational Text, Lit, Science, Writing included).
  • Students can highlight any word to have it defined or read aloud for them.
  • Conversations can be had and questions can be asked within document/article within the context of a specific section of text.
  • On the free plan of Actively Learn, you can import up to 3 internet articles, PDFs, or Google Docs per month, with no limit on adding texts from the Catalog. For unlimited imports of your own texts, you’ll need to upgrade to a Personal plan.
Classroom Application: 
Support students with independent reading
Provide additional context to reading through videos, images, link to other content
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