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TTT#367 Why Open Matters When We Share Curriculum - Connected Educator Month Series (2 of 5) 10.9.13


59:14 minutes (40.67 MB)

On this episode of TTT, recorded on 10.9.13 as part of our series of Connected Educator Month http://connectededucators.org shows, we explore why open matters when we share curriculum.

We are joined by:

Greg Mcverry's profile photo Greg McVerry Christina Cantrill's profile photo Christina Cantrill Johanna Paraiso's profile photo Johanna Paraiso
Karen Fasimpaur's profile photo Karen Fasimpaur Joann Boettcher's profile photo Joann Boettcher Sheri Edwards's profile photo Sheri Edwards

Here's a Digital Is http://digitalis.nwp.org/ resource on this topic, written by one of our frequent (and always welcomed) guests on TTT, Karen Fasimpaur:

Why does "open" matter?

Creative Commons Licence

There is a lot of talk about "open" these days. It's the new black. It's cool and hip, and marketeers are calling their products "open," whether they are or not.

But what does "open" really mean? And why should we care?

For the purposes of this discussion, "open" refers to content that can be remixed, modified, and redistributed by anyone.

There's an endless supply of free content on the Internet. How is open different from everything else that is free? In the United States, any content that is not public domain (by virtue of its age or designation as such by the creator) is copyrighted, whether or not it is indicated as such. Subject to certain excpeptions such as fair use, the copyright owner has exclusive rights to reproduce, prepare derivatives, and distribute the copyrighted work (section 107 of the copyright law).*

Open-licensed content, though, can be reused and redistributed without prior permission.

The most common open licenses are those provided by Creative Commons. An attachment below summarizes the various licenses and gives more info about open resources.

As educators, why should we care about open? Some of the reasons include economics, remixability, and promoting a culture of sharing. We'll explore each of these in the chapters that follow.

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- See more at: http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/3837#sthash.ewnNpvyc.dpuf


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TTT#366 Connected Educator Month w/ Sheri Edwards, Valerie Burton, Jo Paraiso, Joann Boettcher, K. Fasimpaur, Alan Levine 10.02


67:48 minutes (46.55 MB)

CEM 2013 is ON http://connectededucators.org/! This is the first of five special episodes of TTT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt we did as part of Connected Educator Month. We gathered for this episode of TTT on October 2 to talk about what it means for each of us to be "connected" -- and how this has changed our work with studnets. Enjoy!

Here's who join us for this episode:

Christina Cantrill's profile photo Christina Cantrill Sheri Edwards's profile photo Sheri Edwards Valerie Burton's profile photo Valerie Burton
Johanna Paraiso's profile photo Johanna Paraiso Joann Boettcher's profile photo Joann Boettcher Karen Fasimpaur's profile photo Karen Fasimpaur Alan Levine's profile photo Alan Levine


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TTT#372 Get Skills! Be Awesome! Developments at DIY.org with Andrew Sliwinski, Megan Leppla, Jim Chandler, Chad Sansing 11.13.13


71:09 minutes (48.86 MB)

On this episode, along with Paul Oh, representing the National Writing Project's Educator Innovator project http://blog.nwp.org/educatorinnovator, we consider developments at DIY.org http://diy.org with Andrew Silwinski @thisandagain, Megan Leppla @MeganLeppla from DIY.org and Jim Chandler, Science teacher and DIYer from Auburn, Maine.

DIY.org http://diy.org is a "a community for passion-based learning." Enjoy!


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TTT#365 Colorado Floods and Youth Voices w/ Griffina Blake, Haley Sladek, Joann Boettcher, Maria Lam, Kiran Chaudhuri - 09.25.13


73:02 minutes (50.15 MB)

What an exciting group of teachers join us on this episode of TTT, recorded September 25, 2013. We talk about curriculum plans and using http://youthvoices.net together to connect our students and their inquiries. Enjoy this live webcast, and plan to join us soon on a Wednesday at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific.

Before all of that, at the beginning of this episode we take time to check in with a colleague who had been facing flooding in Colorado in the days before this webcast.

Joining us on this episode:

Griffina B.'s profile photo Griffina Blake Haley Sladek's profile photo Haley Sladek Joann Boettcher's profile photo Joann Boettcher Karen Fasimpaur's profile photo Karen Fasimpaur Maria Lam's profile photo Maria Lam
Kiran Chaudhuri's profile photo Kiran Chaudhuri Marina Lombardo's profile photo Marina Lombardo Jake Jacobs's profile photo Jake Jacobs Tommy Buteau's profile photo Tommy Buteau Aliyah Hayes's profile photo Aliyah Hayes


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TTT#373 Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age - NWP Annual Meeting - Young Whan Choi, Jo Paraiso, Paul Oh - 11.21.13


81:21 minutes (55.86 MB)

This is a special episode of TTT, edited from a recording of a session at the National Writing Project's Annual Meeting in Boston on November 21, 2013. In addition to the presenters, listed below, we are joined by Johanna's amazing students and the thoughtful participants in this session.

Here's how we described this session:

B7: Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age

1:30pm - 3:00pm Hynes, Level 1, 104

How do we help youth understand the potential for writing to have impact, leveraging authentic purposes and today’s online platforms? How do we prepare youth to be informed, engaged civic actors—community ready, in other words—and not simply college and career ready? The National Writing Project is partnering with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and the Civic Engagement Research Group at Mills College to undertake a district-wide effort called, "Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age." Join Paul Allison of the New York City Writing Project, and Jo Paraiso and Young Whan Choi of the OUSD, as they discuss—in person and virtually—a working partnership that leverages the Youth Voices platform as a means to support civic engagement in schools.

Presenter(s):
Paul Allison, New York City Writing Project 
Paul Oh, National Writing Project 
Johanna Paraiso, Oakland Unified School District 
Young Whan Choi, Oakland Unified School District 

On March 29, 2013 Paul Oh blogged in dComposing

What’s significant to me about the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age effort, beyond its mission of youth civic engagement, is that OUSD teachers have taken on a great deal of the leadership – so there’s a grassroots, locally informed relevance to the work- and that it joins together in-school and out-of-school educational opportunities. Youth have gotten to work with nearby partners like KQED http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/ and far-flung partners like Youth Voices http://youthvoices.net. Ultimately, the hope is that all HS youth before they graduate will be able to engage in a capstone project that demonstrates the skill of issue analysis, the ability to take action, and a reflective stance. As one of my EDDA colleagues from OUSD, Young-Whan Choi, has said, we want our youth to come away from this educational opportunity – and their entire school career – not just college and career ready, but community ready. http://dcomposing.com/2013/03/29/educating-for-democracy-in-the-digital-age/

 

We are planning a follow-up TTT webcast with Young Whan Choi, Paul Oh, and teachers involved in "Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age" at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Please plan to join us at EdTechTalk/ttt http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

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