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The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons. Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about digital copyrights and fair use in the news and online – particularly with the whole SOPA/PIPA uproar that recently swept the web.

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

Also, we on the Edublogs support team have been getting more and more complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs. The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations. With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online. Rule #1: You Can’t Use Everything You Find On the Web This may seem obvious, but judging by the notices we have received, many teachers (and especially students) are under the impression that if it is on the web, then it is up for grabs. If you and your students keep rule #1 in mind, then everything else should be fine. OER Commons.

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E-Curriculum… Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER)… The Digital Curriculum Part 2. Everyone is talking about a digital curriculum free of those hard copy textbooks that have been a part of schooling since the advent of the one room schoolhouse.

E-Curriculum… Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER)… The Digital Curriculum Part 2

In this series I will investigate some resources that can open up a world of digital curricula. In this second post of the series, I’ll examine the idea of Open Education Resources. In later posts, I will have more ideas to consider as schools develop their digital curriculum. Please take a moment to subscribe by RSS or email . Your subscriptions mean a lot to me! Note: I have been getting a lot of requests asking if I will make a visit to your school, organization, or conference.

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Digital Tools

HTML5 Document Embedding. Open Academy. Powerful Learning Practice supports its Communities with live events featuring experts, practitioners, and educational thought leaders from around the world.

Open Academy

We are offering these challenging, action-packed sessions to extend learning opportunities beyond our Communities to the rest of the globe. Through the list below, you can view the archives in Elluminate. Check back often to see what new material has been added or subscribe via RSS. Customized for your team Let Powerful Learning Practice create a customized virtual professional development program for your team. Learn about Virtual Institutes 21st Century Fellows Tools Series Have you been hearing about great Web 2.0 tools from your fellow Powerful Learning Practice team members and wondering how you’ll ever get around to learning to use them?

View all Pecha Kucha Nights PechaKucha is a new global presentation phenomenon, which originated in Japan sometime during 2003. View all PLP Live Events View all Self-Guided Courses. In Education: Academic discounts, education resources, and IT solutions. Educurious. Classroom 2.0 LIVE! - Home. Activities for Elementary, Middle-School and High School Students. Resources. Learning Registry. K-12 Tech Tools © - home. OpenContent. Muzzylane.com - Home. Collaboration in K12 Education - K12Advantage.com - Collaboration in K12 Education. FreshPlans. Free K-12 Lesson Plans, materials and resources. OER Commons.

Learning Resource Metadata Initiative. Learning Registry. Khan Academy. Classroom Aid. Digital Resources for the Classroom are selected and FREE educational resources are preferred as listed in here, thanks to open and sharing empowered by the internet and so many contributors’ work !

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Please also refer to the specific subjects for your needs : Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Arts and Music, and Multimedia resources. Resources for Teaching The U.S. Departments of Education and Defense launched “Learning Registry,” an open source technical system designed to facilitate the exchange of data behind the scenes, and an open community of resource creators, publishers, curators, and consumers who are collaborating to broadly share resources, as well as information about how those resources are used by educators in diverse learning environments across the Web. The new version of the Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) is powered by the Learning Registry, an open database for sharing digital learning resources.

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Online Libraries

Teaching Resources. Video Resources. Study Together. OpenStudy is study help 2.0.

Study Together

Everyone needs study help but it has to be just right—online, immediate, even late at night. We make this possible on OpenStudy. Connect with other students studying the same things. Get help and give help. Stay and enjoy the conversation. Like any successful startup, we work hard, have fun, and believe in what we do. OpenStudy has been supported by the smartest institutions: National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Georgia Research Alliance, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Learn Capital. Team Preetha Ram, CEO and co-founder, is known to OpenStudiers as "Bombdiggity". Ashwin Ram is a co-founder of OpenStudy and Chief Innovation Officer of Interactive Intelligence at Xerox PARC. Alex Natskovich is CTO and Chief DragonSlayer.

Online Courses

E-books. Communication Tools. OER Images. 14 Open Resources For High School - Vander Ark on Innovation.