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How to Find License Free Content for School Projects

How to Find License Free Content for School Projects | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
I recently read an amusing, but instructive article, entitle "PSA: Don't Let Salami and Google Images Get You In Hot Water." While amusing, it also highlights a rising concern for educators and stu...
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Nicely done post about images and copyright!! Don't get caught by a site that says "free to use" only to find out there is a hefty "membership fee" in order to use for free!!!!

 

Good information about where to find license free content!!

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Moodle Launches Free Cloud Hosting for Educators -- Campus Technology

Moodle Launches Free Cloud Hosting for Educators -- Campus Technology | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Moodle today announced MoodleCloud, a service that allows anyone to deploy the Moodle learning environment for free — with no installation or hosting charges. Intended for individual classes of up to 50 users and other small learning environments, MoodleCloud provides the latest version of Moodle software (2.9.1), including integrated Web conferencing, delivered via Amazon Web Services.

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Great open source resource for teachers who either wish to host courses themselves or just have their own private "course playground".

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Free Technology for Teachers: 20 Chrome Apps & Extensions for Teachers and Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 20 Chrome Apps & Extensions for Teachers and Students | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

The topic for the morning was using Chrome apps and extensions in schools. I put together a little slideshow of the 20 apps that I thought they should look at first. As I told the students, for every one of these apps and extensions there are probably three or more that do the same type of thing so if you see one that is similar to one in the list, give it a try


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For my teaching friends. Some nice extensions that make it worth reconsidering using Chrome as your web browser.

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Andy Clark's curator insight, April 20, 8:05 AM

I have used many of these extensions before and I find them to be of great value for classroom use.  

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Online Degree Company Dukes It Out with Naysayers -- Campus Technology

Online Degree Company Dukes It Out with Naysayers -- Campus Technology | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

2U wants to nail the coffin shut on certain beliefs that persist in the realm of online degrees in its latest impact report.

For one, the idea that online degree programs are "low quality" doesn't hold up, reported the company, since the institutions that it works with issue the same degrees to their online students as their on-campus students.

For another, the notion that students can't network to the same level as face-to-face programs is disproved, the company said, when universities promote in-person networking experiences and an engaging virtual campus.

 

This year's report comments on the number of "successful student field placements" or internships facilitated by 2U. The total is 20,493 at about 14,000 different organizations around the world. Those placements are of significance as the organization expands its business in health care and other fields where clinical practice is a requirement.

 

"The preconceived notions about online education are often quite negative. Our new impact report strives to shatter those preconceived notions, offering proof that 2U-enabled degree programs are having a positive effect on students, faculty and institutions," said 2U's CEO and co-founder, Chip Paucek, in a statement. "Innovations in technology and content delivery are dramatically changing the world of online education, allowing for a learning experience that is just as engaging as the traditional classroom."


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For my teaching and business friends. The reality is that there is vastly more networking and collaboration that occurs online than does face to face and on a much more global level!! I think most "naysayers" simply have a lack of understanding what resources are available for online classrooms. Virtual reality scenarios can be very near physical reality. Check out one resource I use in my courses; http://www.udel.edu/biology/ketcham/microscope/

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7 #Linux #Facts That #Will #Surprise #You | InformationWeek | # ! Every Day...

7 #Linux #Facts That #Will #Surprise #You | InformationWeek | # ! Every Day... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

 | Charles Babcock |

Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.

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Very interesting things about the Linux OS. Especially #6!!

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, April 16, 5:16 AM

# ! ... is a Real New Day

# ! as in #opensource (#code) so in #life.

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8 of the best photo managers for Linux

8 of the best photo managers for Linux | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Get the best app for organising your pics

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A look at the best photo managers for those of us that use Linux!!

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7 Tools to Encrypt/Decrypt and Password Protect Files in Linux

7 Tools to Encrypt/Decrypt and Password Protect Files in Linux | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Linux distribution provides a few standard encryption/decryption tools that can prove to be handy at times. Here in this article we have covered 7 such tools

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#Hollywood's Anti-Piracy #Secrets Must Be #Revealed, Court Rules | TorrentFreak | # ! ...

#Hollywood's Anti-Piracy #Secrets Must Be #Revealed, Court Rules | TorrentFreak | # ! ... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

 | Ernesto |

All records that are part of the now-closed case between Hotfile and the MPAA will be unsealed in the interests of the public. In a decision that will be a disappointment to the industry group, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Williams declined a request from the MPAA ...


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Interesting development

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, March 11, 5:01 AM

# ! What can '#They' #fear from anything
# ! that will be '#revealed' withing Ten Years...?

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#Best #Linux #distro for the #Macbook Pro? | itworld.com | # ! #Congratulations, '#Mackers'...

#Best #Linux #distro for the #Macbook Pro? | itworld.com | # ! #Congratulations, '#Mackers'... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
 | By Jim Lynch |

In today's open source roundup: Which distro is best to run on a Macbook Pro? Plus: Open source and the user experience, and five grep tools for Linux.

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Great suggestions to those who want to try linux on a Mac Book Pro. And a couple extras thrown in for good measure. I love the grep program but do find the GUI programs more simple to use.

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, March 3, 5:35 AM

# ! ...#You can be #Free, too.
# ! ... by the hand of the #opensource #way of #Life...
# ! ✌☺

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A #fast and #cheap #Linux #laptop | Opensource.com | # ! Everything...

A #fast and #cheap #Linux #laptop | Opensource.com | # ! Everything... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

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Need a cheap laptop that runs as well as any? How about one that runs Linux? See this great option for students, college kids, or anyone looking for a less expensive laptop option.

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I have used multiple "old outdated computers" with Linux installed to replace a version of windows for various servers since the 90's. They usually work great even if you use a GUI on them.

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, January 1, 8:10 AM

# ! ... you've always wanted to...
# ! #own.
# ! ... for the #share's sake.

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start.me - Your personal start page | iGoogle Alternative

start.me - Your personal start page | iGoogle Alternative | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Create a personal startpage with your most important bookmarks and RSS feeds. Easy to use, reliable and completely (ad) free. Read more...

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Works as a great home page for your browser!! Customize it exactly how you want it to look!!!

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, November 12, 2014 8:13 PM

A.J. Simmons; 1946-2012

jcbouniol's curator insight, November 13, 2014 2:24 AM

Quelqu'un utilise cet outil et pourrait en parler ?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 14, 2014 3:28 PM

You can use with Educational purpouses:


  • A free start portal for your school or class
  • Organize websites, videos, pictures, RSS feeds, notes, to-do’s and course materials in one place.
  • Stored in the cloud. Access your page anywhere.
  • Share with teachers, parents, students or the entire web.
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Interesting facts about Linux - Linux FAQ

Interesting facts about Linux - Linux FAQ | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Today, August, 25th, is the 23rd birthday of Linux. The modest Usenet post made by a student at the University of Helsinki on August 25th, 1991, marks the birth of the venerable Linux as we know it today. Fast forward 23 years, and now Linux is everywhere, not only installed on end user desktops, smartphones …Continue reading...

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Linux turns 25 years old today!! Just some little know facts about Linux.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Share Lesson Outlines in Google Calendar

Free Technology for Teachers: Share Lesson Outlines in Google Calendar | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 21, 2014 1:18 AM

Google apps for education are fantastic but there are also numerous uses for their everyday tools that teachers may not be aware of. Richard Byrne shows here how to use the calendar to create lesson plans.

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After #BlueScreenOfDeath reports, #Microsoft says to uninstall #recent #patch | ArsTechnica | # ! #msft no #thanks ;)

After #BlueScreenOfDeath reports, #Microsoft says to uninstall #recent #patch | ArsTechnica | # ! #msft no #thanks ;) | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Company quietly revises a security bulletin and opens an investigation.

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Yet another reason I use Linux, and I'll leave it at that!

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, August 19, 2014 4:26 AM

# ! #Forget #BSOD #forever:
# ! #Migrate to #FLOSS
# ! ;)

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The #best #free, #open-source #software for #everyday #PC #users | pcworld.com | # ! Start 'tasting'...

The #best #free, #open-source #software for #everyday #PC #users | pcworld.com | # ! Start 'tasting'... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
| Chris Hoffman
 @chrisbhoffman | 

These 10 programs are powerful, intuitive, full-featured—and completely free and open-source.

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Pretty much all you need in any PC or laptop! I've used most of these for quite a few years and they just keep getting better and better! Great way to try them is to get one of the (free) "live linux CD's". Most all major flavors of linux have these ready to go on a default install!

 

Best of all, they are free to download and use!!

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, April 22, 4:56 AM

# ! ... without
# ! (the eventually labeled -by non-FLOSS-users...- as)
# ! Headaches...

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#GitHub's 2014 #Transparency #Report | # ! #OpenSource, once more, ...

#GitHub's 2014 #Transparency #Report | # ! #OpenSource, once more, ... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
 | jessephus |  

Like most online services, GitHub occasionally receives legal requests relating to user accounts and content, such as subpoenas or takedown notices. ...

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, April 20, 4:38 AM

# ! ... setting a good example
# ! For The W@rld. 
# ! Let's #follow #IT. 

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#OER15: Mainstreaming Open Education - Session recordings

#OER15: Mainstreaming Open Education - Session recordings | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Session recordings from OER15: Mainstreaming Open Education

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For my Teaching friends!!

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, April 16, 11:26 AM

Video recording of the recent Open Educational Resources Concerence in Cardiff

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New Studies Find That, for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter

New Studies Find That, for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
In all, the new studies paint teacher quality as a mutable characteristic that can be developed, rather than a static one that's formed in the first few years on the job.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 1:53 PM

No surprise for me here.  Lifelong learning and an ongoing commitment to meaningful professional development are central to what I do and who I am.  


In other words, I am biased. I believe great teachers develop over time.  




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How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education

How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Privileged institutions have accepted that they, too, will be transformed by the web. But what will that look like?
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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

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Kaylyn Jowers's curator insight, March 12, 9:03 AM

Information on 21st century schools.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, March 14, 3:52 AM

Nous avons besoin de personnes créatives, qui puissent faire autre chose et penser autrement.

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Cloudfogger - Free File Encryption for Dropbox and the Cloud

Cloudfogger - Free File Encryption for Dropbox and the Cloud | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Easy and secure encryption for the cloud. Provides security for all cloud storage services like Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive.

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This looks to be an excellent app! The biggest issue I noticed is the lack of a version for us linux users.

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International Space Station (ISS) switches to Linux from Windows sighting reliability concerns

International Space Station (ISS) switches to Linux from Windows sighting reliability concerns | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

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Yet another instance where Windows is dropped in favour of a more stable, reliable OS!!

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How to Password Protect a Google Form -- a Quick-Start Visual for Download

How to Password Protect a Google Form -- a Quick-Start Visual for Download | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

Password protect your Google form! I learned how from +Erik Erickson's tutorial below (I'm subscribing to your channel, Erik!), via +Alicia Brooks of GEG Houston. Here's a quick-start visual I created from the tutorial, with instructions. 1. Question type: Choose Text. 2.... http://elearningfeeds.com/how-to-password-protect-a-google-form-a-quick-start-visual-for-download/


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Linux software equivalent to Windows software | linuxquestions.org | # ! Now that #You are #Ready...

Linux software equivalent to Windows software | linuxquestions.org | # ! Now that #You are #Ready... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

When migrating to Linux from Windows, a common question is "Where can I get an application for Linux that is similar to XYZ program on Windows?" Fear not! Listed below are programs that could be considered roughly equivalent to certain popular Windows applications.


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Here's a list of popular MS Windows software replacement programs that are open source. Many of them are free for downloading, using and ,for those that know how, customizing. You would never have to pay an other licensing fee...ever!!

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, November 3, 2014 3:06 PM

# ! #Liberate yourself from the #proprietary #chains...
# ! ...and be #Welcomed to The Authentic #Land of The #Free.
# ! ✌:)

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How to turn any YouTube video into a GIF - Digital Trends

How to turn any YouTube video into a GIF - Digital Trends | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
How to turn any YouTube video into a GIF
Digital Trends
If the Internet is made of cats, then the YouTube videos which broadcast those furry felines are the foundation of that structure.

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Nice little tool for short animated gif images. No coding or experience with gif images needed. Very easy to use interface.

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Google Drive in Class: 38 Ideas by Sean Junkins

Google Drive in Class:  38 Ideas by Sean Junkins | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

August 11, 2014
This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms. This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy. The two previous posts featured in this series were entitled consecutively "New Google Drive Cheat Sheet" and "Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing". Today's post covers some interesting ideas and tips on how to go about using Google Drive in your classroom. This work is created by Sean Junkins from SeansDesk.


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With a bit of imagination, some of these can be altered to fit business needs as well!!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 2014 11:28 AM

Spark your thinking and get in gear for a new school year. Grab an idea and delve deeper using the resources developed by Sean Junkins. 

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 15, 2014 11:17 PM

Are we using Drive in our classes? We shoudl be.

Judith Edwards's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:39 PM

Just found this great Scoop by our own Sean Junkins.