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Building Literacy with Free Open Educational Resources


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Building Literacy with Free Open Educational Resources

  1. 2. Opportunities to interact with your laptop or cell phone
  2. 3. What I believe and why I got involved in OER <ul><li>Differentiating instruction is essential to improving education. </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks are not a good tool for this. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology coupled with high quality content is. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and students need high quality resources that they can use legally to build interactive lessons, podcasts, multimedia presentations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing is good and is a part of new literacies. </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is OER? <ul><li>Open Educational Resources (OER) are: </li></ul><ul><li>Digital, free, and OPEN for anyone to use, adapt, and redistribute </li></ul><ul><li>Tools, content, and implementation resources </li></ul><ul><li>For teachers, students, and lifelong learners </li></ul>
  4. 5. How is OER relevant to education? <ul><li>Source of content for teachers and students to build from legally </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for “remixing” for differentiation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increases equity </li></ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul>
  5. 6. Traditional copyright - all rights reserved Public domain - unrestricted use
  6. 7. Traditional copyright - all rights reserved Public domain - unrestricted use Copyright with open licenses - some rights reserved
  7. 8. <ul><li>Attribution (BY) ▪ Non-commercial (NC) ▪ </li></ul><ul><li>No derivatives (ND) ▪ Copyleft - Share-Alike (SA)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended for education: </li></ul><ul><li>CC BY </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Creative Commons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CC BY – You can use however you want; just cite the source. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CC BY SA – You can use however you want, but you must cite the source AND license your work under a sharing license. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CC BY NC – You can use only if it is noncommercial (you can’t charge $); cite the source. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Others: </li></ul><ul><li>GFDL – Share-alike license used by Wikipedia and others. </li></ul><ul><li>Public domain – not copyrighted; you can use however you like. </li></ul><ul><li>Custom licenses (e.g. morguefile and Teacher’s Domain)‏ </li></ul>
  10. 11. Citing Sources <ul><li>ALWAYS cite sources; attribution required by CC </li></ul><ul><li>Can be under the image or at the end in credits </li></ul><ul><li>Screen names are ok </li></ul><ul><li>(optional) Include source URL </li></ul>
  11. 12. More Formal Citation Formats <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  12. 13. Open Tools <ul><li>Office suites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LibreOffice (formerly Open Office) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces , MediaWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cmap , Freemind </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Open Content – Photos and Clip Art <ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr (CC)‏ - Advanced search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikimedia Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Open Photo Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Images – Advanced image search </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clip art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WPClipArt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Clip Art Library </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Open Content – Music, Sound and Video <ul><li>Music and sound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MusOpen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ccMixter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The FreeSound project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher’s Domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikimedia Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NextVista </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Open Content – Ebooks <ul><li>Gutenberg Press </li></ul><ul><li>ManyBooks </li></ul><ul><li>LibriVox </li></ul><ul><li>K12 Open Ed ebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Wikibooks </li></ul>
  16. 17. Content – Literacy Building <ul><li>Reading intervention curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>FreeReading </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Open Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy 360 Alliance </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Lesson Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Curriki </li></ul><ul><li>BetterLesson </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherShare </li></ul><ul><li>Learn NC </li></ul><ul><li>Open Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>CK12 </li></ul><ul><li>Connexions </li></ul><ul><li>Wikibooks </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Online courses </li></ul><ul><li>NROC and Hippocampus </li></ul><ul><li>MERLOT </li></ul><ul><li>MIT OpenCourseWare </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>OER Commons </li></ul>
  19. 20. How You Can Open License Your Own Work <ul><li>Just write “licensed under Creative Commons CC BY” on the work </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Creative Commons “License Your Work” tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will provide you with artwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional code you can put on a web site to be accessed by open search engines </li></ul></ul>.
  20. 21. How You Can Contribute <ul><li>If you publish something you are willing to share, open license it. </li></ul><ul><li>Post photos (to Flickr or elsewhere) with an open license. </li></ul><ul><li>Publish on an open platform like Wikispaces. </li></ul><ul><li>If you see a mistake on a wiki like Wikipedia, FIX IT! </li></ul><ul><li>Tell three people you know about open content and Creative Commons </li></ul>.
  21. 22. Conclusion <ul><li>Questions, comments, and sharing of experiences and resources </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for coming! </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Fasimpaur </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>First screen image credits: Linux computer lab – Michael Surran Linux penguin - Larry Ewing <> with the GIMP Books - Tizzie Globe – NASA Cloud background - Anca Mosoiu