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 Christina Cantrill Johanna Paraiso Karen Fasimpaur Joann Boettcher 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?
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.
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 Blake Haley Sladek Joann Boettcher Karen Fasimpaur Maria Lam Kiran Chaudhuri Marina Lombardo Jake Jacobs Tommy Buteau Aliyah Hayes
Click Read more to see the chat that was happening during this live webcast, and to find a couple of links to the resources shared during this episode of TTT.
Freire's - how to have liberation without trust.. esp the story behind Leo and Patrick: Did we trust a homeless black man could code? Did we trust a young white tech entrepreneur wasn't just wanting to look good in his offer?
Summers are often filled with exploring and learning. This summer was no exception for many students and teachers. Join teachers and students from IDEC 2013 and the Youth Voices Summer Program on this episode of TTT, recorded 8.28.13 We talk about about amazing experiences of learning and being together this past summer, and perhaps most importantly, we ask how these experiences were coming with us into the fall.
What an exciting group to ask: What future do you want to create?
Monika Hardy and Paul Allison host Karen Fasimpaur, Grace Raffaele, Jim Nordlinger, Marina Lombardo, Cristian Buendia, Eva Martinez, Darcy Bedortha, Amori Richards, Javarius Jones, Darcy Bedortha, Jerry Aero, Aliyah Hayes, Sabrina Joy Stevens, Matt Murrie, and Tolu Olorunda
Click Read more to see the chat that was happening during this live webcast, and to find many links to the resources shared during this episode of TTT.