On ZTC, OER, and a More Expansive View

iterating toward openness

As the movement grew and more people began advocating for the adoption of OER in place of traditionally copyrighted materials in classes, some advocates chose to make cost the primary focus of their advocacy. Other schools have OER policies and OER degree programs.

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?A Playbook to Go Open: 5 Steps to Adopting OER

Edsurge

As momentum for digital learning builds, some districts—80 percent according to the 2017 Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) K12 IT Leadership Survey Report —are using open educational resources (OER), which the U.S. Advocates of OER boast that in addition to being more affordable, these resources can provide more up-to-date content because digital OER can be updated more frequently than traditional textbooks.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. Since it is OER (Open Education Resources) it is free.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

techlearning

It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences!

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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

STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. A Listing Of 25 OER (Open Education Resource Sites).

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Teachers gain access to OER math curriculum

eSchool News

EdCaliber and Mathematics Vision Project integrate OER math curriculum and support materials into Lessoneer teacher empowerment platform. Digital Learning and Tools News STEM Top News

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number four in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back. Math STEM Resources.

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Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fourth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. The real cause for our perceived disagreement stems from the ambiguity around the term “personalized learning.”

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

A toolkit for teachers will be made available at the end of the 2015-2016 school year as an OER (open education resources), allowing other teachers across the world to follow this method of quad engineering. “So Education Flat Classroom News & Trends STEM

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Elevating School Librarians As Curriculum Creators and Collaborators

Educator Innovator

As the use of digital content in education connects to improved teaching and learning, our partner OER Commons aims to elevate the potential of the school librarian, especially in relation to open educational resources (OER). “Together, the school librarians and STEM teachers in the training program are seeking to enhance their skills in using open educational resources. OER Commons #CCSS Common Core digital content librarians professional development

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Inspiring Math Excellence in the Classroom with Po-Shen Loh

The CoolCatTeacher

This means that you can write your own textbooks, share them, or use them as you would any other OER or open education resource. Episode 114 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 9, Institutional Envy

Bryan Alexander

Partnering with local community colleges to add STEM materials there. reviews DemilloRevolution OER

Advocating for CC BY

iterating toward openness

We each use this license with the OER that we create and advocate for others to do the same. The BY license best reflects our values of eliminating friction, maximizing interoperability, and promoting unanticipated and innovative uses of OER. STEM discipline?

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How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'

Edsurge

How to Implement Gradual Changes for Massive Impact in Your Classroom Digital Tools and Apps PearDeck WeVideo Canva DoInk Green Screen Book Creator Kami Creative Commons Resources for Classroom Project Use Free Images & Free stock photos - PxHere Beachfront B-Roll StockSnap.io - Beautiful Free Stock Photos (CC0) ccMixter - Welcome to ccMixter OER Commons Free stock photos · Pexels Free stock videos · Pexels Videos Project Gutenberg Educator Resources | National Archives.

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Open Educational Resources: High-Quality, Empowering and Free

Leadership Lounge

Next I'll look at open educational resources (OER), because once all students have digital devices, they can access digital OER. From what we’ve learned so far from school districts using OER resources, the outcomes are promising.

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Casio Launches Classpad.Net Version 1.0

techlearning

Where to Find & Curate OER Resources ] Version 1.0 Ed Tech Ticker math News STEM AppCasio America, Inc. launches ClassPad.net Version 1.0, an all-in-one web-based mathematics resource for the K-12 level and beyond. Version 1.0

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5 Ways Video Games Transform Learning and Prepare Students for Tomorrow's Jobs

Edsurge

Learn more about gaming while at ISTE—and beyond: Book a meeting at ISTE 2018 to learn about Classcraft’s Engagement Management System for schools and districts, and the Quests Marketplace featuring partners like Google Education, Discovery Educator Network, Newsela, LRNG, Breakout EDU and OER Commons. Games Make Us More Social Companies like Google are finding that SEL skills are more important to students’ success than the mastery of STEM subjects alone.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

OER – Open Educational Resource (this can be any online materials that are free to use). STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths. The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators.

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Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

More Verbs

The Learning Through Technology Team at the Maine Department of Education is looking for a high energy, entrepreneurial-thinking, collaborative educator who would like to work with us. Are you making great things happen in your classroom, school, district, or region?

Powerful Learning is Collaborative and Connected

Digital Promise

As teacher Andrea Kornowski shared regarding her sixth grade STEM day , “While I provided resources to help guide learners with their projects, the greatest resource was the collective intelligence within the room… You don’t have to be the expert.

With Adaptive Tech, Students Are Saving Money and Learning More

Edsurge

I spoke with biology instructor Kathy Watkins and Associate Dean of STEM Bruce Johnson about how CPCC is hoping to transform a biology survey class using adaptive technology. We also replaced the $150 textbook we were using with open education resources (OER). Education Technology Adaptive Learning Learning Strategies Open Education Resources STEM Education

Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

As the demand for higher education dramatically accelerates, so also the supply of modular educational resources is increasing through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera and EdX, open educational resources (OER) like Khan Academy, and massive adaptive apps like Duolingo.

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Cash Awards Honor Faculty and Institutions for Innovative Use of Digital Tools

Edsurge

For boosting student retention and success and reducing costs by embracing online OER textbooks Northern Arizona University. Education Technology Competitions Community Open Education Resources Personalized Learning Adaptive Learning Flipped Classroom Video Instruction STEM EducationMary Fulé could do the math, and she didn’t like what the numbers told her.

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

Edsurge

After learning about open educational resources (OER) at the HEeD Think Tank last spring (now. What I find truly innovative about these platforms is their ability to bring together all of your library’s content, in addition to the OERs, to not only save money, but help faculty become more creative with their course design. Babson’s recent report on OER adoption , awareness of OER is slowly but surely gaining traction at universities and colleges across the country.

The Cost Trap, Part 3

iterating toward openness

In my recent post I asked us each to consider what “what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” Ismael tweeted: My own take: these are two complementary approaches to #OER that should enrich each other, not exclude (or even blame) each other. As someone concerned with equality, I like #OER as a way to make teaching cheaper. As an educator, I like #OER as a tool for transforming learning. I settled on OER-enabled pedagogy.

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Small District Offers Students Big Possibilities

Education Superhighway

Part of the reason for this is scale: a school with fewer students and teachers can’t always provide high-level language and STEM classes. The decision to be an early adopter of OER put the one-school district on the map, earning a visit in 2015 from then-U.S.

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Amazon Launches 'Inspire,' a Free Education Resource Search Platform for Educators

Edsurge

Back in February, an EdWeek Market brief reported that Amazon Education was starting to beta-test a new platform with educators, helping teachers navigate the jungles of open educational resources (or OERs, for short). A free, mostly-OER platform (see below for why it’s “mostly OER”), Amazon Inspire works like a search engine for educational videos, lesson plans and games.

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Ten Engaging Digital Education Sites For Any Social Studies Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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Part 4… Beyond the Technology Shine… Learning Targets plus 10 great Lesson Plan Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

Part 3: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. OER Possibilities. Find a vast collection of already built lessons along with OER (Open Education Resources).

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Up To 20 Free Resources and Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. OER Commons. About: One of the largest data bases of OER (Open Education Resources) for free classroom use.

Students Collaborate on Supporting Bee Populations with Digital Tools

edWeb.net

Mountain Heights Academy in Utah, the 2017 Student Voices Award winner, encourages students to participate in the instructional design process using an OER curriculum.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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.