* [http://www.bildung.bremen.de/sixcms/detail.php?gsid=bremen02.c.730.de Bremen]: material on job orientation, PE and Maths and Science in Primary Schools.
* [http://bildungsserver.hamburg.de/ Hamburg]: links to resources in Languages, Maths and Science, Humanities, Theatre, Art, Music and PE and also to link lists for these subjects. There is also a special [http://www.hibb.hamburg.de/index.php/ portal for vocational training].
* [http://dms.bildung.hessen.de Hesse (Hessen)]: The portal has a [http://mediathek.bildung.hessen.de/material/index.html media library] with 5.000 files (photos, MP3-files, video, text etc.) for all school subjects to be used e.g. for worksheets, teaching material and presentations in the classroom. Besides that, already prepared material like webquests are also available. They are all under the CC BY licence. For each subject and topic you can also find external links. There is also a
seperate portal for [http://grundschule.bildung.hessen.de/unterricht Primary Schools].
* [http://www.bildung-mv.de Mecklenburg-Vorpommern]: Only some external links to material for the school subjects.
* [http://www.nibis.de/nibis.phtml Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen)]: Material is in the media-server [http://www.nibis.de/nibis.phtml?menid=35 merlin] (see list below).
* [http://www3.sn.schule.de/sbs/startseite/ Saxony (Sachsen)]: Material-databank [http://www2.sn.schule.de/~matdb/matdb2/?action=categorieview MatDB] with material from teachers for all subjects. Teachers can upload their material and an administrator clears it. The databank is just developing and therefore not a lot of material is in it yet (over 300 entries).
* [http://www.bildung-lsa.de Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt)]: Online-material is in the media-server [http://www2.bildung-lsa.de/schule/medien_fuer_die_schule/emutube___einsatz_digitaler_medien_im_unterricht.html emuTUBE] (see list below).
* [http://www.schleswig-holstein.de/Bildung/DE/Bildung_node.html Schleswig-Holstein]: Databank [http://medien.lernnetz.de/home/content/index.php IQSH-Mediathek] with
filmsequences, videos, photos, pictures, texts etc. (see list below).
* [http://www.thueringen.de/th2/tmbwk/ Thuringia (Thüringen)]: External links to different information.
Here is a list of media portals of different states:
* '''Baden-Württemberg''': [http://medienrecherche.lmz-bw.de/ SESAM] includes teaching material, teaching modules and photos. Teachers have to register. You can also find teaching modules created by teachers for the different subjects. They are all according to the curriculum of Baden-Württemberg.
* '''Bavaria (Bayern)''': [https://mediathek.mebis.bayern.de/ mebis] includes digital media like films, audio, multimedia, pictures, maps, worksheets, texts etc. Al lot of material is OER, but not the films from educational TV and films from commercial producers. Teachers can also download most media, students can only stream it. Schools have to register first. Media from mebis can also be found and used in a
moodle platform which is linked to the the media server.
* '''Berlin''': [http://medienforum-berlin.datenbank-bildungsmedien.net/ MOM - Medienforum Online-Medien] can be used by all schools in Berlin. Teachers can register and can use the media in the schools, but not outside. Exceptions are for preparing lessons at home and for students to use the media offline for homework.
* '''Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen)''': [http://www.nibis.de/nibis.phtml?menid=35 merlin] contains digital films, graphics, worksheets and links to OER material. All media is professionally produced and cleared for schools. Teachers can download the material, students can work with it. Everybody can search in the media portal, but for viewing and downloading the material, schools have to register.
* '''Saxony (Sachsen)''': [http://mesax.datenbank-bildungsmedien.net/ MeSax] is the media information and distribution system of educational media in Saxony. Schools have to register in order to use the platform. The media in MeSax can also be used with the learning platform LernSax. Teachers can integrate the material in the virtual classrooms for students to use directly.
* '''Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt)''': Online-material is in the media-server [http://www.bildung-lsa.de/emutube.html emuTUBE]. You can find digital material for all subjects. Schools have to register since not all media are OER. Those media can only be used by teachers, but it is free of charge. Media can be tagged by teachers and be downloaded for the classroom or the lesson preparation at home.
* '''Schleswig-Holstein''': Databank [http://medien.lernnetz.de/home/content/index.php IQSH-Mediathek] with
filmsequences, videos, photos, pictures, texts etc. Everybody can search in the portal, but teachers have to be registered in order to view and download material.
=== Institutional OER initiatives ===
Most OER initiatives at the moment in Germany are institutional ones, either from non-profit organisations, universities, teachers or limited corporations. The material is free for schools and mainly funded by donations or advertisement.
* The [http://www.virtuelle-schule.de/home.html Virtuelle Schule] (Virtual School) is an initiative of the non-profit association Virtual School e. V. and includes three internet platforms: [http://www.virtuelle-schule.de/home.html Virtuelle Schule for pupils in grades 5 and 12]; [http://www.uebergaengegestalten.d Ubergänge gestalten], specifically focused on the passage between different school levels; and [http://www.virtuellegrundschule.de Virtuelle Grundschule], for Primary School (pupils in grades 1-4). They address mainly teachers (by providing relevant material and content for their lessons and teaching practice), but there is also space for access and participation on the part of students and parents. The internet
platfom generates from a previous initiative (end of the 90s) at the Clavius-Gymnasium in Bamberg and is now led by the non-profit association Virtuelle Schule e.V. (1)
* [http://schulbuch-o-mat.de/index.html Schulbuch O-Mat] is a national wide initiative by OER-Schul-E-Books to create collaborative free OER textbooks for schools which are according to curriculum standards. The money for the textbooks is raised by crowd-funding. Teachers, experts from university
work and graphi designer work together to produce the textbooks. They are free of charge for everynody. Since they are according to the curriculum of the particular federal state, the textbooks themselves are regional projects. The initiaures of Schulbuch O-Mat werde mainly from universities. The project is also accompanied by an evaluation. So far two textbooks have been produced by OER-Schul-E-Books:<br />
# [http://biologie.oncampus.de/loop/BIOLOGIE_1 OER Schul-E-Book Biologie 1] is a textbook for Biology for grades 7/8 of High Schools according to the curriculum of Berlin. It started in 2012 and the idea was to finish the textbook till the end of July 2013. The capital money was raised by crowd-funding till January 2013. The book itself was written by voluntary biology teachers and professionals graphic designers. The textbook is consistent with the curriculum (from 2006/2007) of Berlin for High Schools (Gymnasium) grades 7/8. It is the first free digital textbook in Germany under OER and CC. A lot of teachers participated, but in the end they had to translate some of the missing texts from courses from the Khan Academy in order to finish in time. The textbook itself is available as a webpage, and can be downloaded as pdf, ePub and iBook. Up to now there were 20.000 downloads. An accompanying report explains the difficulties in producing the book, e.g. in finding voluntary teachers. The textbook consists of multimedia courses with quizzes and exercises. Form and content is similar to a printed textbook, but it also includes interactive exercises, videos and pictures. A glossary contains the explanation of 327 technical terms. Topics are cells, living environment, nutrition, respiration, blood, addiction, puberty and sexuality. The textbook is created with LOOP (Learning Object Online Platform), an authoring software by the University Lübeck.