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From: School Information Technology Discussion [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steve Cavrak [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 11:18 AM
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Subject: Re: tech plan 3 gooru sure to have an impact on curriculum/instruction

On Feb 6, 2012, at 12:26 PM, Patricia Aigner wrote:

While trying to get a handle on the folks behind this initiative (e.g. "who" needs another "portal"?), I found a casual browser friendly site -<> aims to be a "community" wrapper for<> - a "open educational resources" site ...

General Ed and Pre-College Courses: Use these high enrollment, general education and pre-college courses to lower textbook costs for students, to improve college completion rates, and as frameworks on which to build your own online or blended courses

Common Core Aligned Resources: K-12 educators, see how individual resources align to the Common Core State Standards and add your resource quality ratings and comments

Open Textbooks: Add your review to these free and open textbooks

Career and Technical Education: Explore these vocational open educational resources to build general skills with software programs like MS Word and Excel, plan your career, and develop marketable skills

Classroom Management: Try this great selection for setting the tone and rules for your classroom and intentionally designing classroom life connected to student learning, social skills and behaviors

Science as Inquiry: Teach and learn science by doing active exploration and problem posing

Art as Inquiry: Delve into visualization, creative thinking, and more artistic habits of the mind for arts-integrated learning across disciplines

... interesting stuff ...

I wonder if they have a "facebook app" (the "i don't want to create another username and password" blues) ...


P.S. This winter I've been enjoying a 12 year blended.