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August 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Free Lesson about eBooks

For a free and quick lesson about eBooks, visit:

Many other lessons about technology, computer, and software are provided for free by Hewlett-Packard at their Learning Center.

Added by Judy Baker on August 25, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Find open licensed content via Google

Did you know that you can use Google’s Advanced Search to find open educational resources ? If you want learning content that is open and available for use and reuse, follow these steps:

1. Go to Google

2. Click on Advanced Search

3. Click on “date, usage rights, numeric range, and more”

4. Click on the dropdown menu next to “Usage rights”

5. Select the Usage right you desire

6. Type in your search terms

7. Be… Continue

Added by Judy Baker on August 23, 2009 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Free Books for Your Kindle

Read free books on your Kindle. Find out how at

Added by Judy Baker on August 23, 2009 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Open Images at Google, Picasa & Flickr

Educators seeking images for slideshow presentations can now find Creative Commons open licensed photos using Google, Picasa and Flickr.

Google Images allows advanced search for open licensed photos - screenshot at

Picasa allows search for photos w/ Creative Commons license - for screenshot, see… Continue

Added by Judy Baker on August 23, 2009 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Open Content at Google Books

On August 13th, Google announced that authors can now use Google Books to distribute their Creative Commons licensed work. Authors benefit from using a CC license because it allows them to distribute their work more widely and clearly communicate how they… Continue

Added by Judy Baker on August 23, 2009 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Hewlett Awards Open Textbook Grant

Hewlett Awards Open Textbook Grant

In July 2009, Trustees of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation approved an award to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District (Los Altos Hills, CA) to manage the Community College Open Textbook Collaborative ($1.5 million) over 2 years.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District's Aug 10th… Continue

Added by Judy Baker on August 23, 2009 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Remixing Education

Anya Kamenetz has a great new article in Fast Company, "Who Needs Harvard?", where she argues many of the same points in my recent post on Free Education: "Free online courses, Wiki universities, Facebook-style tutoring networks--American higher education is being transformed by a cadre of Web-savvy edupunks."… Continue

Added by Tutorpedia on August 12, 2009 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Foreign Languages is needed in the curriculum of all US schools

It is a concern to many who have accomplished the task of becoming bilingual because they had the opportunity to learn a foreign language in school at the same time the native language was developed, that the present generation would not have the same or better curriculums that will promote the learning of foreign languages at a time when the population of the entire world is in need to understand each other and the different cultures in the globe.

Added by Silvia T. Pulido on August 8, 2009 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Perspective on Textbooks from a Writing Instructor

Matthew Williams shares his perspective on the use of textbooks for writing instruction on his blog. His major points include:

* "Writing manuals and how-to textbooks devalue the role and integrity of the composition instructor."

* "Textbooks remove the most important element of learning from the equation: the student."

* "Most… Continue

Added by Judy Baker on August 4, 2009 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Textbook as Cultural Artifact exhibit

Get some perspective at the Textbook as Cultural Artifact online exhibit.

Added by Judy Baker on August 4, 2009 at 5:42pm — No Comments

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