Free, Open, and Digital Resource: Share, Remix Learn


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Free, Open, and Digital Resource: Share, Remix Learn

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  2. 2.  What is a particularly powerful learning experience you’ve been a part of in a classroom situation? Outside of the classroom? Credit: Dan Zelazo
  3. 3. ? Credit: Flick user albertogp123
  4. 4. What I believe and why I got involved in open resources Differentiating instruction is essential to improving education. Textbooks are not a good tool for this. Technology coupled with high quality content is. Teachers and students need high quality resources that they can use legally to build upon. Teacher and student innovation is key. Sharing is good.
  5. 5. What are OER? OER = open educational resources Digital, free, and OPEN for anyone to use, adapt, and redistribute
  6. 6. How is OER relevant to education? Suitable for “remixing” for differentiation − Examples Increases equity FREE
  7. 7. Traditionalcopyright - Public domain - all rights unrestricted reserved use
  8. 8. Traditionalcopyright - Public domain - all rights unrestricted reserved use Copyright with open licenses - some rights reserved
  9. 9. Attribution (BY) ▪ Non-commercial (NC) ▪No derivatives (ND) ▪ Copyleft - Share-Alike (SA)Recommended for education:CC BY
  10. 10. Creative Commons: − CC BY – You can use however you want; just cite the source. − CC BY SA – You can use however you want, but you must cite the source AND license your work under a sharing license. − CC BY NC – You can use only if it is noncommercial (you can’t charge $); cite the source. − 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.
  11. 11. Others: GFDL – Share-alike license used by Wikipedia and others. Public domain – not copyrighted; you can use however you like. Custom licenses (e.g. morguefile and Teacher’s Domain)
  12. 12. Citing Sources ALWAYS cite sources Can be under the image or at the end in credits Screen names are ok (optional) Include source URL
  13. 13. More Formal Citation Formats 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. 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
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  15. 15. Content – Photos , Clip Art, and Video Photos − Flickr (CC) - Advanced search − Wikipedia − Wikimedia Commons − Google Images – Advanced image search − The Open Photo Project Clip art − WPClipArt − Open Clip Art Library
  16. 16. Content – Music and Sound Video − Khan Academy − NextVista − Wikimedia Commons − Teacher’s Domain Music and sound − MusOpen − ccMixter − The FreeSound project
  17. 17. Content – EducationLesson Plans Curriki BetterLessonOpen Textbooks CK12 Connexions WikibooksCurriculum FreeReading
  18. 18. Content – Education (cont.)Online courses NROC and Hippocampus MERLOT MIT OpenCourseWareOther educational content PhET Kids Open Dictionary Ebooks OER Commons
  19. 19. Remixing and the Common Core We have a unique opportunity Common Core + digital + open + teacher and student innovation = a new era in curriculum .
  20. 20. How You Can Open License Your Own Work Just write “licensed under Creative Commons CC BY” on the work Use the Creative Commons “Choose a License” tool . − Will provide you with artwork − Optional code you can put on a web site to be accessed by open search engines
  21. 21. How You Can Contribute If you publish something you are willing to share, open license it. Post photos (to Flickr or elsewhere) with an open license. . Publish on an open platform like Wikispaces. Innovate and collaborate with others on social media and on P2PU. Tell three people you know about open content and Creative Commons
  22. 22.  What is one resource or tool that you learned about today that you can take back to use to help differentiate your classroom? Your questions
  23. 23. Thank you.Karen Fasimpaurkaren@k12opened.comFirst screen image credits:Linux computer lab – Michael SurranLinux penguin - Larry Ewing <> with the GIMPBooks - TizzieGlobe – NASACloud background - Anca Mosoiu