This poster explains Creative Commons for the rest of us

Visit Amit Agarwal’s Twitter profile as of today, and you will be greeted by a banner that reads, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” A lot of digital ink has been spilled over explaining Creative Commons licenses; based on the rule quoted shared by Agarwal, clearly many of us do […]

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Resource: Homeschool Commons

If you’re looking for free and open resources to use in homeschooling, Home School Commons might just have you covered. The materials skew heavily toward being openly-licensed and public domain, are organized by grade level (pre-school to college prep), license, and subject. Newcomers to the world of open educational resources will find especially useful the […]

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We Love Resources: New Features in CK-12

Our friends over at CK-12 have made some sleek, blogworthy improvements to their platform. In addition to giving visitors the ability to create and remix open textbooks online (oh, is that all?), now teachers and students can keep materials and discussions in a newly-improved dashboard. What’s included in this dashboard? Like Kirk in his captain’s chair, teachers can pilot […]

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OER Textbook replacement courses launched on Net Texts

Net Texts has launched their free “OER Textbook Replacement Courses” collection for Science, Social Studies, Math, and English. Each of the “40 ready-to-use courses…can act as a complete textbook replacement or as a framework that teachers can supplement with their own curriculum materials” and is ideal for “1:1 computing programs, blended learning environments, flipped classrooms, […]

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