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Shopping for online courses and other educational content

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For the growing numbers of us searching for online courses, as well as online educational resources, the portals are quickly growing in both number and size. Finding the best or most relevant content may be a challenge.  Sites like Kayak take care of of the would-be traveler with a cross-portal search, but what’s the would-be [...]

School of Open opens

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School of Open Project Showcase from Creative Commons on Vimeo. As teacher librarians, we need to be aware of major shifts in the intellectual property arena. We need to be experts on the exciting developments in the culture of openness.  And we need to prepare classroom teachers and digital age learners for similar understandings of [...]

Boundless as a free text option

How it works

Boundless is a new, free open source textbook replacement or alternative service designed for university students. But it may be a part of the solution for many of us in high schools unable to keep up with the rising cost of textbooks and the aging of our own limited print resources. The service connects college [...]

How to grow a “textbook”

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Here’s a cross post of piece I am writing for Tech & Learning: Last week a young colleague wrote to me with a dilemma.  Her high school was cutting funds for textbooks.  Teachers were panicked.  She wanted to help.  She phoned and we brainstormed some strategies.  It occurred to me that others might want to [...]