Remixing Open Educational Resources for Your Classroom


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Remixing Open Educational Resources for Your Classroom

  1. 1. PollAre you a:A - Preservice teacherB - Elementary teacherC - Secondary teacherD - Administrator/coach/tech facilitatorE - Other
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Agenda Overview of open educational resources and remixing (15 minutes) You choose a lesson or topic to remix Remix, play, ask questions, have fun
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Click the link in chat and watch the first part ofthis
  9. 9. Traditionalcopyright - Public domain - all rights unrestricted reserved use
  10. 10. Traditionalcopyright - Public domain - all rights unrestricted reserved use Copyright with open licenses - some rights reserved
  11. 11. Attribution (BY) ▪ Non-commercial (NC) ▪No derivatives (ND) ▪ Copyleft - Share-Alike (SA) CRecommended for education:CC BY
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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)
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Where to find the best OERhttp://content.k12opened.comMultimedia tab will be particularly relevant for today.
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Get to work! Optional workspace - If you’d like a place to work on this, you can use this wiki: 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!
  19. 19. Conclusion Questions, comments, and sharing of experiences and resources Thank you for coming!
  20. 20. Thank you.Karen Fasimpaurkaren@k12opened.comFirst screen image credits:Linux computer lab – Michael SurranLinux penguin - Larry Ewing <> with the GIMPBooks - TizzieGlobe – NASACloud background - Anca Mosoiu