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Curriculum is upside down - TedX 8 min video - Ariel Diaz


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Boundless, the free alternative to textbooks, releases its content under Creative Commons

Boundless, the free alternative to textbooks, releases its content under Creative Commons | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

 

Is it really free? How does Boundless make money?

Absolutely. Boundless books are 100% free with no expiration dates like textbook rentals or buybacks at the bookstore. It starts with Open Educational Resources. In the future, Boundless will implement some awesome optional premium features on top of this free content to help students study faster and smarter.

 


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The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks | college and career ready | Scoop.it
If you're committed to shifting your curriculum to e-textbooks, consider trying free first. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost your students a dime.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:03 PM

Are you looking for resources for free digital books? This post provides information on 12 sites (plus 3 bonus sites with hot links but no information) including the types and levels of books available. Although most are for college level you will find some of middle school and high school. Some of the sites listed are below:

* Bookboon

* Boundless

* California Learning Resource Network (for K-12 and higher ed)

* The Global Text Project (some books available in Chinese, Spanish and English)

* Open Stax which also provides some additional teaching materials (high school and college)

* Open Education Group (out of Brigham Young University) has six science textbooks designed for middle and high school.

Find more information at the site.