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  1. 1. Siyavulas contribution to the world of Open Educational Resources A guide on where to find them and how to use them!
  2. 2. Exploring Copyright licenses Traditional copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except under the terms of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 or under the terms of a license issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency, without permission in writing from the Publisher.
  3. 3. Exploring Copyright licenses Open copyright All the Siyavula resources are released under an open copyright license. This allows educators and learners to freely read, download, copy, change and also freely distribute the content.
  4. 4. Our Open Resources ● Workbooks Siyavula workbooks for Grades R-9 for all subjects, and in English and Afrikaans ● Siyavula WebBooks FET Mathematics and Physical Science textbooks with embedded on-line media–rich resources ● FullMarks assessment bank An open and free on-line test and exam question library populated by South African teachers.
  5. 5. Siyavula WebBooks Siyavula FET Maths and Science Textbooks The Siyavula WebBooks is a set of free and open textbooks for Grades 10, 11 and 12 in Mathematics and Physical Science. They were written by a group of volunteers, educators, academics and professionals with the aim of making the knowledge freely available. Rich in worked examples and conceptual explanations, they can be freely downloaded, viewed on-line or ordered in printed format. Download them in .pdf from
  6. 6. How to use our WebBooks Read them on our mobile front-end
  7. 7. How to use our WebBooks Siyavula WebBooks You can use the WebBook to guide you to all the amazing free resources out there...
  8. 8. How to use our WebBooks Download the Maths or Science .pdf or buy a printed copy from us:
  9. 9. How to use our Webbooks Find these icons with the corresponding short code in the book to be lead to the rich-media on-line version The rich media resources available on-line are indicated in the printed or .pdf versions with icons. Short codes provide quick navigation on-line. Videos Simulations Educator presentations Assessment items
  10. 10. How to use our WebBooks An example of how the icons and short codes will appear in the book !
  11. 11. How to use our WebBooks Go to to enter your short code !
  12. 12. How to use our WebBooks
  13. 13. How to use our WebBooks The videos we link to in our WebBooks: The Khan Academy videos ( provides a library of 10 – 20 minute video explanations covering concepts in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology and more at a secondary and early tertiary level. Currently more than 1800+ videos are available.
  14. 14. How to use our WebBooks !
  15. 15. How to use our WebBooks The simulations we link to in our WebBooksThe PhET simulations ( are fun, interactive simulations ofphysical phenomena which helps students visually comprehend concepts. Theuser manipulates the tools and the responses are immediately animated
  16. 16. How to use our WebBooks The presentations we link to in our WebBooksLocal science educator, Keith Warne ( at BishopsCollege, openly shared copies of his FET Physics and Chemistry presentations onSlideShare for educators to download, use and adapt !
  17. 17. How to use our WebBooks The presentations we link to in our WebBooksInternational award winning maths educator Dan Meyer ( his growing collection of mathematics case studies openly. These real worldcontexts helps educators present curriculum concepts in an entertaining manner. !
  18. 18. How to use our WebBooks !
  19. 19. How to use our WebBooks The assessment items we link to in our WebBooksThe open assessment bank called FullMarks ( contains acollection of test and exam questions. These are used by educators to set test papersand by learners for further practice. Our books link to the solutions on FullMarks. !
  20. 20. Contribute resources We are continuously growing the pool of Open Educational Resources If you have or know of any free and open educational videos, simulations, projects, experiments, power point presentations, tests and exam questions, please consider contributing them to our library of open educational resources for educators to use, adapt and redistribute
  21. 21. Contact us If you have any queries, comments or suggestions We would love to hear from you!