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Open source

  1. 1. OPEN SOURCE TEXTBOOKS
  2. 2. Publisher created textbooks
  3. 3. are limited,
  4. 4. and difficult to update
  5. 5. trying to meet needs
  6. 6. with a single text
  7. 7. OPEN SOURCE
  8. 8. available in digital format
  9. 9. open license
  10. 10. meaning that
  11. 11. open source textbooks
  12. 12. can be accessed
  13. 13. or
  14. 14. Open source textbooks are…
  15. 15. ECONOMICAL
  16. 16. most sources are free
  17. 17. Anoka-Hennepin School District
  18. 18. Probability and Statisticsprobability and statistics
  19. 19. $200,000
  20. 20. chose to use open source text
  21. 21. cost $25,000
  22. 22. what did $25,000 buy?
  23. 23. 1000
  24. 24. Digital access was provided
  25. 25. online
  26. 26. CDs
  27. 27. PDF and ePUB files allowed students to use
  28. 28. $175,000
  29. 29. ADAPTABLE
  30. 30. vs.
  31. 31. publishers believe that they best
  32. 32. at reaching
  33. 33. students
  34. 34. and teaching
  35. 35. standards
  36. 36. broad materials
  37. 37. open source text is customizable
  38. 38. can be focused on
  39. 39. district curriculum
  40. 40. Teachers can
  41. 41. create their own textbook
  42. 42. or begin with one that is already assembled
  43. 43. start with one of CK-12’s free FlexBooks,
  44. 44. Anoka-Hennepin School District
  45. 45. Added more sample problems
  46. 46. publishers are skilled inwriting textbooks based on standards,
  47. 47. teachers are skilled inknowing the needs of the individuals
  48. 48. TOOLS FORDIFFERENTIATION
  49. 49. open source superior for differentiation
  50. 50. Students vary in…
  51. 51. readiness
  52. 52. interest
  53. 53. how they learn best
  54. 54. open source text can be modified
  55. 55. in ways that address all three
  56. 56. shifting grade level
  57. 57. adjusting for reading ability
  58. 58. special geographic or cultural focus
  59. 59. student interests
  60. 60. open source materials are better
  61. 61. Edyburn raises important questions:
  62. 62. “Whyare states and districts adopting textbooksthat are not accessible when they know that …
  63. 63. 10% of students have disabilitiesand will not be able to access the curriculum in this format?
  64. 64. 50% notof the students who are reading at gradelevel cannot independently read the textbooks?
  65. 65. How do these behaviors illustrate
  66. 66. that schools are making good- faith efforts
  67. 67. to provide each childwith a free, appropriate public education?”
  68. 68. (Edyburn , 2008, pp. 63-64).
  69. 69. To best meet the needs of all students
  70. 70. we must have (legal) options for customizing text
  71. 71. 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
  72. 72. Pictures: Microsoft Clip Art http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewstones/4541873780/http://www.flickr.com/photos/30691679@N07/4427206435/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/gadjo/4379290699/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/woordenaar/7134707689/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/rychlepozicky/4845979634/http://questgarden.com/102/80/0/100505170056/index.htm http://www.tamcec.org/jset/

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