Building Literacy with Free Open Educational ResourcesPresentation Transcript
www.k12opened.com/IRA2011 Opportunities to interact with your laptop or cell phone
What I believe and why I got involved in OER
Differentiating instruction is essential to improving education.
Textbooks are not a good tool for this.
Technology coupled with high quality content is.
Teachers and students need high quality resources that they can use legally to build interactive lessons, podcasts, multimedia presentations, etc.
Sharing is good and is a part of new literacies.
What is OER?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are:
Digital, free, and OPEN for anyone to use, adapt, and redistribute
Tools, content, and implementation resources
For teachers, students, and lifelong learners
How is OER relevant to education?
Source of content for teachers and students to build from legally
Suitable for “remixing” for differentiation
Traditional copyright - all rights reserved Public domain - unrestricted use
Traditional copyright - all rights reserved Public domain - unrestricted use Copyright with open licenses - some rights reserved
Attribution (BY) ▪ Non-commercial (NC) ▪
No derivatives (ND) ▪ Copyleft - Share-Alike (SA)
Recommended for education:
CC BY – You can use however you want; just cite the source.
CC BY SA – You can use however you want, but you must cite the source AND license your work under a sharing license.
CC BY NC – You can use only if it is noncommercial (you can’t charge $); cite the source.
CC BY ND – You can use the work but you can’t change it or put it into a bigger work; also cite the source.
GFDL – Share-alike license used by Wikipedia and others.
Public domain – not copyrighted; you can use however you like.
Custom licenses (e.g. morguefile and Teacher’s Domain)
ALWAYS cite sources; attribution required by CC
Can be under the image or at the end in credits
Screen names are ok
(optional) Include source URL
More Formal Citation Formats
MLA Author’s name, the name of the work, publication/site, the date of creation, and the medium of publication Bronayur. “Hershey, PA sign.” Wikipedia, Jan. 9, 2007. JPG file.
APA Name of the organization, followed by the date. In brackets, provide a brief explanation of what type of data is there and in what form it appears. Finally, provide the project name and retrieval information. Hershey, PA sign. (Jan. 9, 2007). [Photo of Hershey, PA sign, JPG]. Wikipedia . Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hershey_Pennsylvania_1.JPG
LibreOffice (formerly Open Office)
Wikispaces , MediaWiki
Cmap , Freemind
Open Content – Photos and Clip Art
Flickr (CC) - Advanced search
The Open Photo Project
Google Images – Advanced image search
Open Clip Art Library
Open Content – Music, Sound and Video
Music and sound
The FreeSound project
Open Content – Ebooks
K12 Open Ed ebooks
Content – Literacy Building
Reading intervention curriculum
Kids Open Dictionary
Literacy 360 Alliance
NROC and Hippocampus
How You Can Open License Your Own Work
Just write “licensed under Creative Commons CC BY” on the work
Use the Creative Commons “License Your Work” tool
Will provide you with artwork
Optional code you can put on a web site to be accessed by open search engines
How You Can Contribute
If you publish something you are willing to share, open license it.
Post photos (to Flickr or elsewhere) with an open license.
Publish on an open platform like Wikispaces.
If you see a mistake on a wiki like Wikipedia, FIX IT!
Tell three people you know about open content and Creative Commons
Questions, comments, and sharing of experiences and resources
Thank you for coming!
First screen image credits: Linux computer lab – Michael Surran Linux penguin - Larry Ewing <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the GIMP Books - Tizzie Globe – NASA Cloud background - Anca Mosoiu