For your information: these apps – most are free: http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-apps/2013 . You can download them to iPads. These apps are recommended by the American Library Association.
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Open educational resources (OER) are digital materials in the public domain or licensed under Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/ ), meaning the creator permits free use with certain restrictions (for example, requiring that the materials be attributed to the original author). The Creative Commons website allows people to license their own materials, as well as search for Creative Commons–licensed works. The Creative Commons site is not limited to educational materials, but many other websites focus only on education, such as Merlot ( http://www.merlot.org/ ), Connexions ( http://www.cnx.org/ ) and OER Commons ( http://www.oercommons.org/ ).
All U.S. federal government materials are in the public domain. The Department of Education provides a guide to free materials at Federal Resources for Educational Excellence ( http://free.ed.gov/ ).
Another resource for teachers is open courseware (OCW) — course materials created by colleges and universities around the world and shared freely online. One of the first to offer open courseware was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm ) in 2001. Open courseware can include course syllabi, reading lists, PowerPoint presentations, problem sets, lecture notes, exams and videotaped lectures. There is now a worldwide consortium ( http://www.ocwconsortium.org/ ) of more than 250 organizations and institutions of higher education committed to open courseware.
Culatta, a former teacher of Spanish, created a Wikipedia page called Recursos educativos abiertos ( http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recursos_educativos_abiertos ) that lists sites offering free educational materials in Spanish. Among these are Universia ( http://ocw.universia.net/es/ ) and MIT en español ( http://mit.ocw.universia.net/all-courses.htm ).
Classroom-aid.com ( http://www.classroom-aid.com/technology-resources/ ) lists recommended digital resources for the classroom (K–12), including resources in Chinese ( http://www.classroom-aid.com/chinese/ ). MIT’s Translated Courses ( http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/ ) webpage links to materials in Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Persian and Turkish. Connexions allows people to browse for materials in numerous languages ( http://cnx.org/content/browse_content/language).
The Department of Education’s National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition ( http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/ ) and Doing What Works ( http://dww.ed.gov/ ) have resources for English-language teachers. There are resources at the State Department’s Materials for Teaching and Learning English ( http://exchanges.state.gov/englishteaching/resforteach/pubcat.html ) and American English Online ( http://exchanges.state.gov/americanenglishonline/index.html ) websites, and the Voice of America offers special broadcasts and materials for learners of English ( http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/ ).
A new initiative called the Learning Registry ( http://www.learningregistry.org/ ) is working to make free educational resources easier to find. The registry facilitates the sharing and searching of educational content located on federal agency and commercial publisher websites, as well as reviews and ratings of that content. It was launched by the U.S. departments of Education and Defense, and the private sector and any other interested parties can participate.
The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas and enhance their teaching skills. The international participants will travel to the USA in spring or fall 2012.
Application deadline: 4 April, 2011.
More about program:
Програма педагогічної майстерності та досягнень вчителів шкіл Євразії та Південної Азії (ТEA ) на 2011 рік
Уряд Сполучених Штатів Америки оголосив Програму педагогічної майстерності та досягнень вчителів шкіл Євразії та Південної Азії (ТEA ) на 2011 рік. ТEA є програмою Бюро у справах освіти та культури Державного департаменту США і адмініструється Радою міжнародних наукових досліджень та обмінів (IREX) у Вашингтоні. Програма TEA надає унікальну можливість вчителям загальноосвітніх шкіл Євразії та Південної Азії поглибити компетентність у предметах, які вони викладають, покращити навички викладання, дізнатись більше про США.
Більше про програму:
Email: TEAKyiv@state.gov, or Tel: (044) 490 4123
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/InternationalEdWeek
Interested in studying in the U.S. in a Master’s degree program in one of these fields: Business, Economics, Law, Library and Information Science, Public Administration, or Public Policy? If so, consider applying for the Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program for the 2011-12 academic year. Application materials and complete eligibility requirements, as well as answers to frequently asked questions about Muskie, are available on the IREX website at: http://www.irex.org/application/edmund-s-muskie-graduate-fellowship-program-application. The deadline is November 8, 2010. Note: You must already have a Bachelor’s degree in order to apply, but you may also participate if you already have a Master’s degree.
Open Yale Courses http://oyc.yale.edu/ provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn. The good thing is that there are transcripts, registered audio and video files of the lectures. WOAs can create a regular programming without involving many PCs – just one with the projector and the audience can listen /watch the lecture. In the end, the participants may receive transcripts (either printouts or e-files per mail).