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Some open source software and sites that can be used, usually at no charge, in teaching and learning
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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Free Alternatives to PowerPoint and Keynote

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Free Alternatives to PowerPoint and Keynote | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

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Best Content Management Systems(CMS) for Web Developers — TechCricklets

Best Content Management Systems(CMS) for Web Developers — TechCricklets | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Content Management System (CMS) is basically a computer program/software with the help of which the end user can easily handle the content on their websites quite easily.

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Open Source CMS for your own server for development purposes, if you like!?

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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, February 24, 2013 12:40 AM

Mainly I use Joomla and Wordpress as they have so many add-on developers.

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Meilleurs systèmes de gestion de contenu (CMS) pour les développeurs Web - TechCricklets

"Si nous revenons en arrière et jeter un oeil sur le web, alors nous étions habitués à voir tous les fichiers HTML avec CSS fondamentale pure. Les développeurs Web et les concepteurs Web ont été contraints d'utiliser de base HTML / CSS et de donner aux utilisateurs finaux une plate-forme de base avec look simple. Mais les choses ont changé depuis la dernière décennie. Les utilisateurs finaux n'ont pas besoin de suivre ou de besoin d'avoir des connaissances de codage telles derrière la scène. Mais quelle est la chose qui rend plus facile pour les développeurs de sites Web de fournir d'une manière appropriée et facile pour les utilisateurs finaux à gérer leur site tout seul. Content Management System (CMS) est la réponse à cette question. Mais qu'est-ce exactement un Content Management System (CMS) est?"


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Free Ebooks/ Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp

Free Ebooks/ Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:12 PM

Here are a few of the online publications I have authored or contributed to! Click the links to download them for free. Feel free to distribute and share these resources with your staff, in your trainings, and so forth. I’m available to present online and offline about these various resources.

Regina Johnson's comment, March 1, 2013 6:44 PM
can't wait to finish reading this!
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How to create interactivity that works

How to create interactivity that works | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
How many times you have come across sessions that makes you click various on screen objects and claims to be interactive? How many times you have talked to vendors who claim their content to be interactive because it has quizzes after every 5 screen?

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, February 23, 2013 3:45 PM

Good article about different interactions

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, February 25, 2013 12:27 PM

From the site: "what is the right ways of creating interactivity? The answer lies in understanding what is an interactivity and what are the types. Here is a short guide to get you started." 

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5 Free Video Editing Tools For Project-Based Learning - Edudemic

5 Free Video Editing Tools For Project-Based Learning - Edudemic | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
We're hoping to save you some time by personally trying out these free video editing tools in hopes of making your life and projects a bit more magical.

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course-builder - Course Builder - Google Project Hosting

course-builder - Course Builder - Google Project Hosting | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

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Microsoft launches open source VM image 'Depot' for Windows Azure

Microsoft launches open source VM image 'Depot' for Windows Azure | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft Open Technologies, a subsidiary of Microsoft, has launched an app store for its Windows Azure cloud platform called VM Depot, which it describes as “a community-driven catalogue of open source virtual machine images”.
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Never thought I'd see this happen!! Guess they finally have no choice!

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Html Image Gallery Template | HTML Gallery

Html Image Gallery Template | HTML Gallery | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Html Image Gallery Template. Make it easy for people to find all your photos on the site! Try jQuery Slider Gallery!
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RubiStar Home

Just as a refresher to those who know of this site anda notice for those new to education!

 

RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.

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Opencast Matterhorn

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Open Source Lecture Capture & Video Management for Education http://t.co/Ty3u36Y2...

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MERLOT OER Search - Applications Android sur Google Play

MERLOT OER Search - Applications Android sur Google Play | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
MERLOT OER Search provides easy-to-use access to the MERLOT database of 35,000+ higher education Open Education Resources (OER). MERLOT’s collection has been curated b...
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Welcome to Freecode – Freecode

Welcome to Freecode – Freecode | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Freecode maintains the Web's largest index of Linux, Unix and cross-platform software, as well as mobile applications.
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Free Music & Sound Loops for PowerPoint Presentations

Free Music & Sound Loops for PowerPoint Presentations | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

One of the cool things about PowerPoint is that it let's you embed sounds into directly into the presentation. You can insert sound loops and cliparts to decorate your presentations or even add a nice background music while playing the slide show. Here...


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 18, 2013 3:47 AM

Free music to add in to your PowerPoints.

R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:42 PM

Great tool for sound clips needed for presentations and other video projects. 

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:25 AM

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Store, Share and Connect with Your Own Private Cloud: ownCloud

Store, Share and Connect with Your Own Private Cloud: ownCloud | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 25, 2013 2:20 PM


If you are looking for a good and safe alternative to Drobox or Box.net here is one: Owncloud is an open source software which you can install on your own web server and which provides you not only with full file storage and sharing capabilties, but also with the ability to connect directly to other file storage services and to run HTML5 apps.


Excerpted from the Techcrunch review: "OwnCloud is a free software suite, written in PHP, that provides file storage, synchronization, and sharing. It provides the same basic features of Dropbox or Box.net."


"The core ownCloud offering is file storage and synchronization. You also get optional contacts and calendar synchronization, if you want to use it. As an open source application, you can install it on any computer you control. This means you know how and where your data is stored, something which existing hosted solutions abstract away from you. Individuals and enterprises can install ownCloud on their own hardware, and define access policies according to their own needs."


"...the ownCloud mobile client can automatically upload pictures taken from your phone."


"...ownCloud can be connected to third-party storage like Dropbox or Google Drive or even an FTP server. These are read-write connections, allowing you to use third-party storage in whatever ways make sense for you..."


"...ownCloud supports HTML5 applications, allowing you to add all sorts of additional functionality. The ownCloud app catalog has dozens of apps."


(Source: Techcrunch)


Overview: https://owncloud.com/owncloud-overview


Download and subscriptions: https://owncloud.com/owncloud-subscriptions


Find out more: https://owncloud.com/







ghbrett's curator insight, February 28, 2013 4:14 PM

This is a solution that makes a lot of sense to me. Keeping the curation and management of content locally will allow personal and enterprise installations to share content among their community. 

 

Be sure to read @RobinGoods' comments below that are much more detailed than mine.

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List of Free Screen Capturing Tools

List of Free Screen Capturing Tools | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Are you interested for a list of free screen capturing tools? Would you like to create for free video tutorials? Upload, create, and share screen captures with your learners?
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3 Free Tools That Save Time & Money Plus Get a Cool Job » The Rapid eLearning Blog

3 Free Tools That Save Time & Money Plus Get a Cool Job » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

Time and money are the resources most of us don’t have. So in today’s post I thought I’d share some free applications that you may find handy as you work on your elearning courses.


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Innovative Ways the Autism Community Uses iPads

Innovative Ways the Autism Community Uses iPads | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
The iPad is an especially useful communication tool for young people with autism.

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8 Outstanding Google forms templates ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Outstanding Google forms templates ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, January 31, 2013 8:34 AM

Today as I was working on Google Forms to create some forms for my colleagues in the university, the idea of providing my readers here with some practical   pre-made template forms dawned on me. I know many of you would have recourse to the services provided by Google Forms and sometimes it would take you a lot of time to get what you want into form; having a set of ready made forms can make your job easier knowing that most of the ones I handpicked for you today are among the most used templates in Google Docs. You can also check the list of 20 Google Forms I published last year for more choices. Enjoy

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The 10 Best Open Source Products Of 2012

The 10 Best Open Source Products Of 2012 | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Open source communities continue to make great strides in product development and step up the competition Microsoft will see for Windows 8.
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50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education - Edudemic

50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education - Edudemic | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance. But there are so many options, both hidden and obvious, that there’s a good chance you’re not using Google Docs to its fullest capability.


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The Badware Hunter

StopBadware and BlueHost worked together this fall to create a fun, educational video for website owners and users unacquainted with the concept of website malware.
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High graduation rates for community college transfers | Inside Higher Ed

High graduation rates for community college transfers | Inside Higher Ed | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

Only one in five community college students transfer to a four-year institution. But 60 percent of those who do so earn a bachelor’s degree within four years, according to new research from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Another 12 percent are sticking with it and remain enrolled after four years.

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Online Icon Maker - Free Icon Creator

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The Saylor Foundation

The Saylor Foundation | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

There are 13 different areas of study with 267 courses offered. College level but they are, as pretty much all free online courses are, non credit courses. That means they will not transfer to a college or university towards a degree. It is a great way to get the knowledge though without the cost!!!!

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