Open Ed Workshop (full day)


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  • Open Ed Workshop (full day)

    1. 1. Free Content + Open Tools + Mass Collaboration = Learning for All
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Free tools and content </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki editing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikibooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open dictionary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriki, FreeReading, and more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Licensing your own work </li></ul>
    3. 3. Did you know... <ul><li>Wikimedia Commons has 2,822,614 free, shareable media files. </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr has over 69 million free, shareable photos. </li></ul><ul><li>MIT has 1,800 of its courses free and online. </li></ul><ul><li>The Florida Dept. of Ed. recently adopted a free literacy program. </li></ul><ul><li>Gutenberg Press has 25,000 free open books online (including audio books). </li></ul>
    4. 4. The OER Movement <ul><li>Open Educational Resources are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free and open (free ≠ open)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shareable and optimally customizable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools, content, and implementation strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For teachers, students, and lifelong learners </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Kids and Copyright <ul><li>Copyright issues are relevant and engaging to kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They are consumers and creators. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They want to be “legal.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They don't know much about open content, but are eager to learn and to share their own work under alternative licenses like Creative Commons. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. A word about filtering and inappropriate content....
    7. 7. Legal Basics
    8. 8. <ul><li>Recommendation for education: CC BY or CC BY SA </li></ul><ul><li>Attribution (BY)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>No derivative (ND)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Non-commercial (NC)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Copyleft/Share Alike (SA)‏ </li></ul>
    9. 9. Exploring Licenses <ul><li>Go to Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Find any photo </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the license and source </li></ul><ul><li>What are the requirements for using the photo you found? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Tools
    11. 11. Tools
    12. 12. <ul><li>CamStudio - screen casting </li></ul><ul><li>FreeMind, Cmap - graphic organizers </li></ul><ul><li>More </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SourceForge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SchoolForge </li></ul></ul>More Open Tools
    13. 13. Exploring Tools <ul><li>Think of a piece of software that you'd like to have on your teachers' or students' computers but can't afford </li></ul><ul><li>Look in or to see what is available </li></ul>
    14. 14. Content
    15. 15. Content – Photos and Clip Art <ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikimedia Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Open Photo Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>morgueFile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr (Creative Commons subset)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clip art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Clip Art Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WP Clip Art </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For full list, see </li></ul>
    16. 16. Photos and Art <ul><li>Choose a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Find 2-3 photos or illustrations that could be used for a report on your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Copy and paste art into a word processing document (Word or Open Office). </li></ul><ul><li>Write a credit with each piece citing the source and the web site. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Content – Multimedia <ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikimedia Commons video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree of Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NextVista </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Music and sound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ccMixter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MusOpen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikimedia Commons music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spoken Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gutenberg audio books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For full list, see </li></ul>
    18. 18. File Conversion <ul><li>Sometimes files you download may not be in a format compatible with your tools </li></ul><ul><li>Online conversion tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. File Formats
    20. 20. Video and Music <ul><li>Choose a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Find 1-3 video clips or pieces of music that could be used for a multimedia presentation on your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Convert if necessary, and insert them into a presentation (PowerPoint or Open Office-Impress). </li></ul><ul><li>Write a credit for each piece citing the source and the web site. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Content – Educational Resources <ul><li>Wikibooks </li></ul><ul><li>Curriki </li></ul><ul><li>WikiEducator </li></ul><ul><li>OER Commons </li></ul><ul><li>FreeReading </li></ul><ul><li>Gutenberg Press </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>MIT Open CourseWare </li></ul>
    22. 22. Instruc. Resources <ul><li>Choose a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Find 1 or 2 instructional resources on your topic that could be used with students. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the resource. How would you use it? How would you change it? </li></ul>
    23. 23. Wiki Editing and Helping to Build OER
    24. 24. Beginning Wiki Editing <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Create your user page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell about yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a link (your school, your web page)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice editing </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Editing Wikipedia <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Find an article about something you know about (your hometown, your school, a hobby, etc.)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Edit the article and make it better! </li></ul>
    26. 26. Kids Dictionary #1 <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Find a word and write a definition </li></ul><ul><li>Try the “instant karma” link </li></ul><ul><li>Look at “recent changes” and improve someone else's work </li></ul>
    27. 27. Kids Dictionary #2 <ul><li>This dictionary was started with a word list from the 1913 Webster's dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Get in small groups; brainstorm and search for words that may be missing </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>new inventions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ pop” culture words </li></ul></ul></ul>
    28. 28. More! <ul><li>Edit and explore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikibooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FreeReading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Sharing Your Work <ul><li>Put CC license on web site or work </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use CC options on sites like Flickr, SlideShare,, etc. </li></ul>
    30. 30. Q&A <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions? </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for coming! </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Fasimpaur </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>