The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

Teachers in each department have been developing their own custom Google-based websites over the span of a year with help from high school teacher John Hineman, who is overseeing the project. Central Valley is one of several Beaver County school districts finding ways to supplement or completely replace paper textbooks with online materials such as eBooks, downloadable apps and openly licensed educational resources.

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Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later

Edsurge

This material was created by David Wiley and you can download, edit and share it for free under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Five years ago, in an essay called “ 2017: RIP OER? ” I pondered whether this year would be the end of OER. There’s certainly no one funding next gen OER. Much has been written about 2012 being “the year of OER.” Let’s hope it’s not the year OER peaks. Much of the OER movement has a bad attitude about platforms.

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From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

I spend most of my time doing fairly tactical thinking and working focused on moving OER adoption forward in the US higher education space. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. Now, make no mistake – OER is a means, not an end.

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Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. That’s right, the identified nouns can give you keywords that will allow you to search a wonderful world of OER (Open Education Resources) on the internet. Remember OER resources provide curriculum that: Makes learning more authentic by giving the teacher the ability to localize learning. A Listing Of 25 OER (Open Education Resource Sites).

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Confused about what ‘Open’ Means in Education? Inconceivable!

Doug Levin

I’ve established that I am a fan of open educational resources (OER) and think that K-12 educators and policymakers would benefit from thinking more deeply about the ownership of instructional materials. I’ve even offered up ideas on issues the K-12 OER movement needs to confront and work through in the coming years as it struggles with the success of greater adoption. How does OER help educators and students? Are all OER digital?

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Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

Web 2.0 e-Publishing Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

e-Publishing Tools click here to download the free e-book Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members). You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. OER web 2.0 Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

Annotation and Bookmarking Tools click here to download the free e-book Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members). You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. OER web 2.0 Web 2.0

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. EdTech News News news OER

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

By the way, this resource is excellent for any Google for Education school that uses the Chrome browser, not just Chromebooks! While I can’t actually fit 100 ideas into this blog post and podcast episode, I can offer you a FREE Google Chromebook resource that is loaded with ideas, lessons, apps, and more! I want to introduce you to the Chromebook App Hub from Google. Each Idea Spark includes the name of the author, their location, and their Google Certifications.

The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education

Iterating Toward Openness

Educational materials published under an open license are called open educational resources (OER). When digital educational materials become OER, they are converted back into public goods. Because of their close alignment with the core values of education, adopting OER in place of traditionally copyrighted educational resources provides unique opportunities and benefits to faculty and students. download, duplicate, store, and manage your own copy).

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Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

Now there are wikis, Google Docs, VoiceThreads, etc. Personally, I''m an avid user of Google Docs for collaboration. Google seems to be a platform that everybody in the world has access to, and I am very comfortable using Google Docs. quick guide, which can make this new site seem just as easy to me as my beloved Google Docs. You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members). Web 2.0

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Stereotyping, Behavior, and Belonging in the Open Education Community

Iterating Toward Openness

”, you declare, “the overwhelming majority of OER in the world are licensed in ways that permit commercial use, so what’s the problem?” Their platform for hosting, authoring, and remixing OER is open source and available via GitHub. They are developing additional tools to support personalized learning with OER with funding from a major foundation.

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Web 2.0 Social Networking Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

After all, I was already using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. Social Networking Tools click here to download the free e-book Luckily, Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members). You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

Google Docs is a platform that is easily accessible and many feel comfortable with. Sharing Tools click here to download the free e-book Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members). You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

Sharing Tools click here to download the free e-book Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members). You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 Content Creation: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

Content Creation Tools click here to download the free e-book Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members). You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Research Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration

Research Tools click here to download the free e-book Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members). You can download the document or embed it onto another platform. OER on Scoop.it} Disclaimer: Web 2.0 OER is a sponsor of this site. Web 2.0

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Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

If you wish to have a copy of my free “Unpacking Standards for Technology Integration Form”… Download… unpack_standards_mjgormans… and remember to give credit! That’s right, the identified nouns can give you keywords that will allow you to search a wonderful world of OER (Open Education Resources) on the internet. Open Education Resources – Talk about big, this network brings together 44,129 OER tools for sharing curriculum.

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

One example used was Google’s idea to allow its employees 20% percent job time for self direction. From this effort, such big projects as G-Mail, and Google News have evolved. OER Commons – Take a look at these results from a search I did for STEAM based activities.

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Happy Holidays & a Look Back on the Best of 2012 from @KleinErin at Kleinspiration

Kleinspiration

click here to download Genre Posters by Beth Newingham click here to download *Another favorite from Beth: Word Study in Action * click here to view Character Profiles by Sarah at Permanently Primary click here to download click here to download Fantastic Teaching Ideas Organize your Anchor Charts for Years to Come by Teaching My Friends! click here to view Guest Post: Top SMART Board Resources + Free Downloads! Thank you all for helping to make 2012 very merry!

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Digitizing Curriculum Development: Think Efficiency

edWeb.net

They would be delivered to your learning management system or downloaded into an Excel notebook, or whatever vehicle can absorb them.”. That’s already happening with tools like Google Classroom.

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Inspiring Math Excellence in the Classroom with Po-Shen Loh

The CoolCatTeacher

You can right click and download a copy. Download the transcript. This means that you can write your own textbooks, share them, or use them as you would any other OER or open education resource. And we’ll pull up Google; you know, anyone can help. Episode 114 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Curriki Algebra – This is an Open Education Resource (OER) Algebra course that consists of five units aligned to the Common Core. Real World Math – Welcome to a collection of free math activities for Google Earth designed for students and educators. In the virtual world of Google Earth, concepts and challenges can be presented in a meaningful way that portray the usefulness of the ideas. Check out our resources on this page and the downloads page to get started.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

For example, a student could be assigned a slide on a Class Google Slide show to share some work while other students and the teacher provide critique. Could this instead be done in a Zoom Room with a shared Google Document?

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Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

This issue is especially important for schools that have implemented educational technology game changers I’ve highlighted in previous blog posts: one-to-one computing , Open Educational Resources (OER) and learning management systems (LMS). An ongoing challenge for technology-focused K-12 schools is ensuring that all students have home Internet access.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The company said that it would keep the Vine website online, but you should probably download anything you’ve got there. ” Google announced it was cutting jobs in its Google Fiber division. And Google has put plans to expand Fiber to more cities on hold. And Google is getting into the whiteboard business. Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

His wife is also the founder of the OER organization CK12. Kevin Carey argues in Washington Monthly “Why More Colleges Should Treat Students Like Numbers ”: Students who log on to the LMS, download materials, click on lectures, and contribute to discussions are much less likely to drop out than students who don’t. Via Adweek : “ Google Is Collecting Your Data – Even When Your Phone Isn’t in Use.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy.