The Open Textbook Alliance created a nice handout explaining The Case for Open Textbooks. Open textbooks are textbooks that are free for students to use and openly licensed so that instructors are free to revise and redistribute them, with attribution. Below are some arguments for open textbooks explained in more detail and updated with more recent research […]
Posts Categorized: OER
Defining OER Why use OER? Reduce costs for students Teach students where and how they can learn beyond your course Create reusable content to share Curate content from sources to create something new or custom for your needs Reduce the time to create all of the content yourself Opportunities and limits Gives you […]
Special thanks to Elizabeth Faulcon for sharing her strategy for using Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality to enhance learning in her classroom.
Welcome to the Google Arts & Culture project, where Art and Culture meet Tech. If you are looking for great content to enhance your classroom content and experiences, you might want to give this a look.
On June 12th eighty-six Valencia faculty, staff, and students made their debut on the TED Global stage in Edinburgh, Scotland, well at least a picture of them did. And on the 13th, via time delayed-simulcast, twenty-nine talented presenters and performers were digitally transported from Scotland to Valencia’s east campus. TEDxValenciaCollegelive was a daylong event, where more […]
Introduction Hello and welcome to TED Talks, Reads, Writes, and Solves Equations! This FREE and Creative Commons licensed content is the result of a team effort at Valencia to try to harness the engaging power of video while simultaneously reducing textbook costs and allowing students to work on their developing reading and writing skills. This work […]
Last fall (Oct. 2012) Edudemic posted the top 100 Video Sites for Educators. Here is a link to that post. http://edudemic.com/2012/08/best-video-sites-for-teachers/ There are some really great resources there. Some of our favorites include: TedEd, Youtube EDU, Flixxy, Teacher Tube, Khan Academy and more.
Special thanks to Al Groccia for sharing this with Circles from his trip to the Innovations Conference Welcome to the updated version of Succeed with Math! Succeed with Mathwill help you review key math concepts, and then apply these concepts to real world applications. Units available include: Math and You, Getting Down to the Basics, Numbers Everywhere, […]