Ditching textbooks for ss

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Ditching textbooks for ss

  1. 1. Ditching Textbooks for Digital Curriculum Andrea Tejedor tejedor.andrea@gmail.com @astrategicshift
  2. 2. What’s on the Agenda? • Introduction • 21st Century Skills & the Common Core • Open Education Resources • Web-based Tools & Resources • Technological Innovation, Copyright & Alternatives
  3. 3. Ditching Textbooks for a Digital Curriculum OER Web-based Tools Digital Media Locate Create Mix & Re-mix
  4. 4. 21st Century Skills Information Literacy Access and Evaluate Information • Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources) • Evaluate information critically and competently Use and Manage Information • Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand • Manage the flow of information from a wide variety of sources • Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information How does this connect to the Common Core Standards?
  5. 5. Experimentation in Our Schools • Nook Colors 2010 – today • Integrated Science Curriculum • PNWBOCES Integrated Social Studies • Discovery Education
  6. 6. Open Educational Resources An open textbook is an integrated course- associated learning tool that is in the public domain or has been open-licensed by the copyright holder to permit re-use without the necessity of asking permission of the copyright holder. Open textbooks improve learning and teaching by freeing instructors from constantly seeking permission. Open textbooks are free or inexpensive on the web and modestly priced for downloads, use on eReaders, or in bound format.
  7. 7. Open Educational Resources Textbooks • Project Gutenberg • Flexbooks • ManyBooks • EBOOKEE • College Open Textbooks • Textbook Revolution • Google Books • Open Access Textbooks • The Orange Grove • Flat World Knowledge • Community College Open Textbook Consortium • A First Course in Linear Algebra • Connexions • OpenStax
  8. 8. Open Educational Resources Content Aggregators • Merlot • Connexions • OER Commons • World Lecture Hall • World Lecture Project • Internet Archive •
  9. 9. Web-Based Tools & Resources Resources • Discovery Education • Integrated Science • PNWBOCES Integrated Social Studies • YouTube • TeacherTube • Khan Academy • Knowmia
  10. 10. Web-Based Tools & Resources Tools • Teacher Websites • AuthorStream • SlideShare • 9Slides • SlideRocket • LessonPaths • Buncee • EdPuzzle • Edynco • BiteSlide
  11. 11. A Re-mix Culture • New media created from old media • Copy, Transform, Combine • Derivative nature of creativity • Kirby Ferguson, Everything is a Remix
  12. 12. Creative Commons Presents: “Get Creative”
  13. 13. Let’s take a closer look Licenses:
  14. 14. Choosing a License • CC tool to help you define the license
  15. 15. I found it on the Internet! 15 • No one cares what I do with it, right? • Exceptions – Public Domain – Fair Use • Small portions of multimedia • No agreement on images – Digital Millennium Copyright Act – TEACH Act
  16. 16. A new type of practice Evolution rather than revolution
  17. 17. The ultimate architecture of participation • Web 2.0 emphasizes content creation over content consumption • Information is liberated from corporative control – i.e. traditional content owners or their intermediaries • Anyone can create, assemble, organize (tag), locate and share content
  18. 18. Conflict with copyright? • Simpler tools = easier violation of copyright
  19. 19. As content creators • Opportunity to construct and organize knowledge • Increasingly independent learners • Active knowledge generators • Manage their own learning experience
  20. 20. Increased user contribution Yields: • Growth of collective intelligence • Re-usable dynamic content Promotes: • Sense of community • Empowerment & ownership for users
  21. 21. Ditching Textbooks for Digital Curriculum Andrea Tejedor tejedor.andrea@gmail.com @astrategicshift

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