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OpenScout OER & Adaptation Handbook

OpenScout OER & Adaptation Handbook | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

"This is a collection of best practices for the adaptation of learning materials and explains what we understand as Open Educational Resources (OER). With this user guide you will understand better, how you can benefit from OER and learn the necessary things to be taken in to account while adapting materials for your own needs. This initial guide will underline some of the issues we feel as crucial for adaptation support."


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World Language Resources

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These resources have been curated for world language teachers in Maine. They qualify as open educational resources as of June 2011. They were identified using a double review process by a team of Maine educators.
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Get free critical thinking resources

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I. Lesson Planning with ProCon.org


Lesson Plan Ideas Using ProCon.org


15 National Teaching Standards Used by Incorporating ProCon.org Content into Lesson Plans

 

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http://www.procon.org/education.php

 


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10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship | Edudemic

YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy's videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there's a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools.

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YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. A topic obviously quite close to Google’s heart.

Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate students about YouTube’s policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities.

Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Lessons are designed to fit within 50 minute classes, but can be adapted to fit your schedule:

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100 Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark

WOW!  Don't tell me you can't find a video for your class...


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13 Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers

13 Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
On average, using one free eBook instead of a printed copy can save your class around $450! Try perusing these 13 websites to find free teacher eBooks.

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500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Download 450 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device.
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13 Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers

13 Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
On average, using one free eBook instead of a printed copy can save your class around $450! Try perusing these 13 websites to find free teacher eBooks.

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Are you looking for a way to save you and your students some money? If you’re not against going digital, try perusing these 13 websites for FREE electronic versions of the books you teach in class. On average, using one free eBook instead of a printed copy can save your class around $450!

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WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos

WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Free K-12 educational videos … organized. Tens of thousands of excellent, educational videos in a huge, intuitive directory. Organized, reviewed, rated, and described by teachers. Ideal as a supplement to a curriculum or for independent study.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Most Popular Posts on Free Technology for Teachers This Week

Free Technology for Teachers: The Most Popular Posts on Free Technology for Teachers This Week | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
RT @rmbyrne: New post: The Most Popular Posts on Free Technology for Teachers This Week http://t.co/9Zvkucvm...
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Nine Steps to Online Learning: Step 4: Build on existing resources

Nine Steps to Online Learning: Step 4: Build on existing resources | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

In this post I argue that using existing online resources rather than re-inventing the wheel will save a good deal of instructor time compared with creating everything from scratch.
This is the fifth in a series of 10 posts on designing quality online courses. The nine steps are aimed mainly at instructors who are new to online learning, or have tried online learning without much help or success. The first four posts (which should be read before this post) are: ...


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The Educational Use of Fakebook

The Educational Use of Fakebook | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Fakebook is a cool tool for generating fictitious Facebook profiles about popular personalities in history. This tool is very easy to use and has several educational advantages in education as we will see below. To start using Fakebook, you simply need to enter a name at the top of the page, then proceed to add friends, posts, comments and profile information. You can also save your work and edit it later.

 

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Teach Students How The Brain Works

Teach Students How The Brain Works | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Neuroscience is gaining more and more grounds in the educational field. Many studies now are being performed with brain as the epicentre of its analysis. Experts are trying to demystify that black box we carry in our head.In this regard, Howard Gardner has clearly stated in Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice
that students have varying intellegences according to the part of the brain at work.Well , there is a growing conviction among neuroscientists that this new theory of Multiple Intelligence will open the door to some great breakthroughs in education.

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EdSurge's Top 10 Edtech Trends

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At the SF EdTech Meetup on August 16th, EdSurge shared ten trends worth keeping an eye on--and maybe even worth questioning. Here they are, in their full glory.

 

by Tony Wan


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Open education, open source, and the dilemma over e-textbooks

Open education, open source, and the dilemma over e-textbooks | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: At Boundless, we love reading inspiring articles about open education. We recently came across a post on OpenSource.com by blogger and librarian Carolyn Fox (reblogged below) that gives...
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Khan Academy: The hype and the reality

Khan Academy: The hype and the reality | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Khan Academy boasts almost 3,300 videos that have been viewed over 160 million times. That’s a heroic achievement.
But, a mathematician says, there’s a problem: the videos aren’t very good.

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But there’s a problem: the videos aren’t very good.

VIDEO CODE: http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/linear-equations-and-inequalitie/v/algebra--slope

Take Khan’s explanation of slope, which he defines as “rise over run.” An effective math teacher will point out that “rise over run” isn’t the definition of slope at all but merely a way to calculate it. In fact, slope is a rate that describes how two variables change in relation to one another: how a car’s distance changes over time (miles per additional hour); how the price of an iPod changes as you buy more memory (dollars per additional gigabyte).

To the lay person this may seem like a trivial distinction, but slope is one of the most fundamental concepts in secondary math. If students don’t understand slope at the conceptual level, they won’t understand functions. If they don’t understand functions, they won’t understand Algebra. And if they don’t understand Algebra, they can’t understand Calculus. It’s that simple.

Or rather, it’s not. Because effective teaching is incredibly complex. It requires planning. It requires reflection. And it certainly requires more than just “two minutes of research on Google,” which is how Khan describes his own pre-lesson routine.

As a result, experienced educators have begun to push back against what they see as fundamental problems with Khan’s approach to teaching. In June, two professors from Grand Valley State University created their own video in which they pointed out errors in Khan’s lesson on negative numbers: not things they disagreed with, but things he got plain wrong. To his credit, Khan did replace the video. However, instead of using this as an opportunity to engage educators and improve his teaching, he dismissed the criticism.

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recently attended the inaugural #TwitterMathCamp, a collection of teachers who traveled from around the country (plus two Canucks!)…during their vacation…and paid out of pocket…to discuss how best to introduce proportions and whether slope always requires units.

We need to stop focusing on the teachers who are doing it wrong and instead recognize the ones who are doing it right: the Frank Noscheses and the Kate Nowaks; the Sadie Estrellas and the Sam Shaws; the ones who spend their time trying to become better to make someone else’s kids smarter.

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GOAL - Global Open Access List

GOAL - Global Open Access List | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

"GOAL is accordingly dedicated to the discussion of Open Access practice and policy-making by the worldwide research community (in no order: researchers, universities, research institutions, research funding agencies, governmental research policy-makers and commercial entities) with the aim of enabling concrete, practical steps to be taken to achieve Open Access. Chief among these goals are techniques for increasing the amount of Open Access, as well as metrics of research usage and impact."


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The London Project eBook: Now live on iBooks for the iPad and Kindle

The London Project eBook: Now live on iBooks for the iPad and Kindle | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Over the last few months I have been working on an ebook called The London project. It features high profile London bloggers Laura Scott (The Locals), Rob Baker (Another Nickel), Dan Calladine (Pop Up London), Sean Hannam (Say it with garage flowers), Paul Sorene (Anorak, Who Ate All The Pies) and several others.


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A Review of “Digitised Vocabulary Acquisition: Lexxica Word Engine” | ELTWorldOnline.com

A Review of “Digitised Vocabulary Acquisition: Lexxica Word Engine” | ELTWorldOnline.com | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
by Stephen J Hall Centre for English Language Studies Sunway University, Malaysia Many learners of English as an additional language reach a plateau and...

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500 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.

500 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc. | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Watch 500 quality movies online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries showcasing the talent of our greatest actors, actresses and directors.
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ICT support for ESL Competencies: interacts orally interactions

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YouTube for Schools: Join the Global Classroom Today!

"YouTube for Schools lets schools access free educational YouTube videos while limiting access to other YouTube content. Students can learn from more than 400,000 educational videos, from well-known organizations like Stanford, PBS and TED, and from up-and-coming YouTube partners with millions of views, like Khan Academy, Steve Spangler Science and numberphile. Schools can also customize their YouTube for Schools experience, adding videos that are only viewable within their school network." 

Visit http://YouTube.com/Schools to learn more and sign up today.


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25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos

Directory of the Web's best educational video resources. Includes 5min, Academic Earth, BrainPOP, Brightstorm, iTunes U, YouTube EDU, and many more sites.
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All the Web 2.0 Tools you'll ever need in one blog post! | Digital Learning Environments

All the Web 2.0 Tools you'll ever need in one blog post! | Digital Learning Environments | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

 I am web geek, and not just because I own a Foursquare t-shirt that I bought at a discount after my 1000th check in.  The real reason I know I am a web geek is because I LOVE discovering cool web 2.0 tools that can enhance my classroom!  I am about to share with you my not so secret sources for teacher Web 2.0 excitment! ...and that's not all!  Actually, it is, but I think you will enjoy discovering all of the new tools that these web sources will present.  I guarantee that you will find something new that will amaze you as you explore.  So get ready to dive into these web 2.0 treasure troves!
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1) Cool Tools for Schools Wiki- http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/

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 2) 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About
http://edudemic.com/2012/05/best-web-tools-slides/

 

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3) Here are 101 site to troll!  http://www.goedonline.com/101-web-tools-for-teachers

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4) The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators
http://issuu.com/richardbyrne/docs/super_book_of_web_tools_for_educators/1

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5) EdTEch Tool Box Ultimate Web 2.0 list
http://edtechtoolbox.blogspot.com/p/web-20-tools_04.html

 

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Share what you know | Learnist

Share what you know | Learnist | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Learnist makes it super easy to share what you know by curating the web. You can use videos, blogs, books, docs, images or anything on the web to explain how to learn something.

 

Learnist is a new curation tool. It resembles Pinterest but it is directed for learning. It enables the compilation of content onto a board or “learning”, creators then show a path for each content component.

Sign in with Facebook and request an invitation or read more about it at Hack Education http://hackeducation.com/2012/05/24/grockit-learnist-pinterest-for-education/

 


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