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The CK-12 Foundation:From Textbooks to FlexBooks<br />Nassau BOCES<br />October 15, 2009<br />
What is the CK-12 Foundation?<br />VISION<br />Universal access to K-12 educational content that is free, standards-aligne...
CK-12: Free textbooks (Flexbooks)<br /><ul><li>completely free online, or print-on-demand at 	cost, save as pdf
freely licensed under CC-By-SA
standards aligned
quality assured
Customizable using our online software</li></li></ul><li>CK-12 FlexBooks Offered<br />CA Standard Aligned Books<br /><ul><...
 Math Grade 7
 Math 8
 Algebra I
 Geometry
 Single Variable Calculus
 Trigonometry
 Math Analysis
 Probability and Statistics (AP)
 Life Science
 Earth Science
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  1. 1. The CK-12 Foundation:From Textbooks to FlexBooks<br />Nassau BOCES<br />October 15, 2009<br />
  2. 2. What is the CK-12 Foundation?<br />VISION<br />Universal access to K-12 educational content that is free, standards-aligned, high quality and customizable. <br />MISSION<br />CK-12 is dedicated to providing online, up-to-date, standards-aligned, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content for free to all K-12 students around the world. <br />
  3. 3. CK-12: Free textbooks (Flexbooks)<br /><ul><li>completely free online, or print-on-demand at cost, save as pdf
  4. 4. freely licensed under CC-By-SA
  5. 5. standards aligned
  6. 6. quality assured
  7. 7. Customizable using our online software</li></li></ul><li>CK-12 FlexBooks Offered<br />CA Standard Aligned Books<br /><ul><li> Math Grade 6
  8. 8. Math Grade 7
  9. 9. Math 8
  10. 10. Algebra I
  11. 11. Geometry
  12. 12. Single Variable Calculus
  13. 13. Trigonometry
  14. 14. Math Analysis
  15. 15. Probability and Statistics (AP)
  16. 16. Life Science
  17. 17. Earth Science
  18. 18. Biology I
  19. 19. US History Supplement
  20. 20. People’s Physics Book</li></ul>Additional Books<br /><ul><li> Engineering: An Intro for HS
  21. 21. NanoSense Student Materials
  22. 22. Electricity and Magnetism
  23. 23. Optics
  24. 24. The Modern Revolution in Physics
  25. 25. Conceptual Physics
  26. 26. Discover Physics
  27. 27. Virtual Chemistry Ver 2.1 PartI</li></li></ul><li>FlexBook Development Process<br /><ul><li>Phase 1: Outlining
  28. 28. Phase 2: Author Implementation
  29. 29. Phase 3: Quality Assurance
  30. 30. Phase 4: Transition to User Community</li></li></ul><li>Authoring & Review Process<br />recruitauthors<br />domainexperts<br />manuscript#1<br />review<br />synthesize<br />copy <br />editing<br />manuscript#2<br />publish<br />share<br />
  31. 31. CA Free Digital Textbook Initiative<br />CK-12 submitted 7 FlexBooks to the Initiative<br /><ul><li> Single Variable Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, Life Science, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Biology
  32. 32. 3 of CK-12’s book met 100% of the CA Standards
  33. 33. Remaining 4 scored from 83 to 95%.
  34. 34. The review results are available at http://www.clrn.org/fdti
  35. 35. The books are all available at http://about.ck12.org
  36. 36. Several of these books are being piloted in classrooms throughout CA for the ‘09-’10 academic year. </li></li></ul><li>The Cost to Produce a Textbook<br />
  37. 37. Can we pay the teachers more instead? <br />
  38. 38. Students Comments <br />“Examples motivate and grasp the interest of the student. CK12&apos;s textbooks are interesting, high quality, <br />and amazingly free of busywork<br />a perfect combination for me and many others.”<br />- Bradley <br />&quot;For textbooks they’re pretty engaging, and <br />I like how they walk you through everything.”<br />- Emily <br />
  39. 39. Flex Your Own Books<br />
  40. 40. Flexible Options<br />Print content at home or at school<br />Print and bind books with a professional vendor<br />A design to enhance bound books<br />A Flexbook 3 ring Binder<br />
  41. 41. Commonwealth of VA2 yr Study by NASAGovernor&apos;s Mandate7% Qualified to Teach Nanotech<br />
  42. 42. by Commonwealth of Virginia & CK-12 Foundation<br /><ul><li>David Armstrong
  43. 43. Jim Batterson
  44. 44. Mark Clemente
  45. 45. Angela Cutshaw
  46. 46. Bruce Davidson
  47. 47. Mike Fetsko
  48. 48. Pranav Gokhale
  49. 49. Andy Jackson
  50. 50. Tapas Kar
  51. 51. Mark Mattson
  52. 52. Gregory Mulholland
  53. 53. Tom O’Neil
  54. 54. John Ochab
  55. 55. David Slykhuis
  56. 56. David Stern
  57. 57. Tony Wayne</li></li></ul><li>VA Releases Open-Source Textbook<br />March 6th, 2009<br />An open source textbook is more than a book<br /> - Posted by Dana Blankenhorn, ZD Net<br />”What may be most remarkable here is the timeframe.”<br />“And the resulting book can be updated, rewritten, on a regular schedule so it’s new with each school year.”<br />“The contrast with current K-12 textbook acquisition methods is night-and-day. No multi-year lead times. No publisher control. And the approval process is also flexible. “<br />
  58. 58. FlexBooks are:<br /><ul><li> collaborative
  59. 59. online
  60. 60. free & open
  61. 61. customized
  62. 62. standards aligned</li></li></ul><li>emily@ck12.orginfo@ck12.orgholland@ck12.orgwww.ck12.org<br />

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