Are you ready for a change? You know potential exists for innovative, engaging, revolutionary education if you get the right ideas, right tools, and right people, all in the right order.
If that sounds like you, then you're ready to DITCH old mindsets and methods and replace them with empowering, liberating ones. Author and teacher, Matt Miller shows you how to choose and incorporate teaching practices that are:
- Different from what students see daily.
- Innovative, drawing on new ideas or modifying others' ideas.
- Tech-laden with the use of digital sites, tools and devices.
- Creative, tapping into students' original ideas as well as your own.
- Hands-on, encouraging students to make and try things on their own.
Matt and I discussed the building and creation of the online textbook over the last ten years found at http://dgh.wikispaces.com/home Matt's main point is to move beyond textbooks into something more local, more teacher/student drive, something more engaging to kids---Often called Open Educational Resources (OERs).
In steps Stephanie DeMichele and Matt Macfarlane. Stephanie organized a google hangout to speak with Matt Macfarlane (he is big on hyperdocs to present content) and I about our OER's. Stephanie is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Wickliffe City Schools, right here in the Cleveland area. She was creating a FREE Ebook that explained the process of make your own OER's, so more teachers could ditch the book. Click on the image to the right to download her 26 page ebook, as a PDF file.
On a side note, Matt is doing some cool work with Open Educational Resources (OERs) in California: to learn more about Matt and his work, check out his website.
As Stephanie explains the ebook to the right:
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are free, online materials which allow teachers and learners to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute the digital resources to their heart's content--sort of like making your own textbook mixtape! Instructional Technology Coach Stephanie DeMichele walks you through the process of curating your very own.
Google doc with links I am using during the youtube