Remixing Open Educational Resources for Your Classroom
PollAre you a:A - Preservice teacherB - Elementary teacherC - Secondary teacherD - Administrator/coach/tech facilitatorE - Other
PollWhat’s your general technology comfort level?A – Newbie – I use email and the web, not much else.B – Beginner – I’m good with Office tools.C – Intermediate – I’ve used some apps like wikis orGoogle Docs.D – Advanced – I’m moderately comfortable with thingslike wikis, Google Docs, and other Web 2.0.E – Expert - I do all things Web 2.0 and write HTML.
Agenda Overview of open educational resources and remixing (15 minutes) You choose a lesson or topic to remix Remix, play, ask questions, have fun
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 and share interactive lessons, podcasts, multimedia presentations, etc. Sharing is good and is a part of new literacies.
What is OER? 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? Suitable for “remixing” for differentiation − Examples Increases equity FREE Modelling 21st century skills as a source of content for teachers and students to build from legally Wise use of public funds
What is remixing? Piecing together others’ works into something useful to you Final product can be any format you want − Web page − Wiki − Presentation − Ebook − Movie − Something else
Click the link in chat and watch the first part ofthis videowww.vimeo.com/42225818
Traditionalcopyright - Public domain - all rights unrestricted reserved use
Traditionalcopyright - Public domain - all rights unrestricted reserved use Copyright with open licenses - some rights reserved
Attribution (BY) ▪ Non-commercial (NC) ▪No derivatives (ND) ▪ Copyleft - Share-Alike (SA) CRecommended for education:CC BY
Creative Commons: − 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.
Others: 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 T Teacher’s Domain)
Citing Sources 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
Where to find the best OERhttp://content.k12opened.comMultimedia tab will be particularly relevant for today.
Topics for Your Remix Project Can work individually or in small groups Anything you want to work on − If you know what you want to do, type the topic and final format into the chat − If you don’t know, look at others’ ideas and/or my suggestions Go to Google Doc and your name and what you plan to work on
Get to work! Optional workspace - If you’d like a place to work on this, you can use this wiki: http://oerremix.wikispaces.com Come back to Elluminate page if you have any questions – chat or audio Break out rooms (optional) I’ll also check in periodically on audio Group check-in at 2:00 Have fun!
Conclusion Questions, comments, and sharing of experiences and resources Thank you for coming!
Thank you.Karen Fasimpaurkaren@k12opened.comFirst screen image credits:Linux computer lab – Michael SurranLinux penguin - Larry Ewing <email@example.com> with the GIMPBooks - TizzieGlobe – NASACloud background - Anca Mosoiu