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  • OPEN SOURCE TEXTBOOKS
  • Publisher created textbooks
  • are limited,
  • and difficult to update
  • trying to meet needs
  • with a single text
  • OPEN SOURCE
  • available in digital format
  • open license
  • meaning that
  • open source textbooks
  • can be accessed
  • or
  • Open source textbooks are…
  • ECONOMICAL
  • most sources are free
  • Anoka-Hennepin School District
  • Probability and Statisticsprobability and statistics
  • $200,000
  • chose to use open source text
  • cost $25,000
  • what did $25,000 buy?
  • 1000
  • Digital access was provided
  • online
  • CDs
  • PDF and ePUB files allowed students to use
  • $175,000
  • ADAPTABLE
  • vs.
  • publishers believe that they best
  • at reaching
  • students
  • and teaching
  • standards
  • broad materials
  • open source text is customizable
  • can be focused on
  • district curriculum
  • Teachers can
  • create their own textbook
  • or begin with one that is already assembled
  • start with one of CK-12’s free FlexBooks,
  • Anoka-Hennepin School District
  • Added more sample problems
  • publishers are skilled inwriting textbooks based on standards,
  • teachers are skilled inknowing the needs of the individuals
  • TOOLS FORDIFFERENTIATION
  • open source superior for differentiation
  • Students vary in…
  • readiness
  • interest
  • how they learn best
  • open source text can be modified
  • in ways that address all three
  • shifting grade level
  • adjusting for reading ability
  • special geographic or cultural focus
  • student interests
  • open source materials are better
  • Edyburn raises important questions:
  • “Whyare states and districts adopting textbooksthat are not accessible when they know that …
  • 10% of students have disabilitiesand will not be able to access the curriculum in this format?
  • 50% notof the students who are reading at gradelevel cannot independently read the textbooks?
  • How do these behaviors illustrate
  • that schools are making good- faith efforts
  • to provide each childwith a free, appropriate public education?”
  • (Edyburn , 2008, pp. 63-64).
  • To best meet the needs of all students
  • we must have (legal) options for customizing text
  • ResourcesCK-12 Foundation. (2012). Retrieved July 20, 2012, from CK-12: http://www.ck12.orgEdyburn, D. L. (2008). Research and practice. Journal of Special Education Technology, 23(4),62-65. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/228485957?accountid=1230McGraw Hill . (2012). McGraw Hill Education. Retrieved July 20, 2012, from The McGrawHill Companies : http://www.mheducation.com/home/index.shtmlTomlinson, C. (1999). The differentiated classroom: Responding to the needs of alllearners. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.Trotter, A. (2008). Educators assess open content movement. Education Week, 27(43), 8-8,9. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/202756070?accountid=1230
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