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Stellarium Web Online Star Map | @StellariumDev | #astronomy #planetarium

An online version of the Stellarium software. Stellarium Web is an online planetarium that runs in your web browser based on an open source project. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you would see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Controls include: constellations, constellation art, landscape, grids, deep sky objects, night modes and planet visibility.

Common Online Data Analysis Platform | #OpenSource software | #CODAP @ConcordDotOrg

CODAP's data exploration and visualization tools from the Concord Consortium help middle and high school students explore data in many different subject areas – from simulations and probes to maps and population data. Many exciting data analysis tools and other features--drag and drop, manipulate graphs, work with tables, get my data into CODAP, manage my documents-- are highlighted through helpful videos.

When Schools Create Their Own Edtech Tools: The Story Behind Slate | EdSurge News | #edtech

Schools are beginning to develop their own open source software. @Edsurge reports the development of Slate open-source learning platform--to support student-driven, competency-based pedagogy. The article also provides examples of other schools creating their own tools.

Pixabay | Free Images of High Quality | #opensource #OER

Pixabay is a great source for copyright free photos to use in presentations. It is a searchable repository for stunning public domain pictures and copyright free vector graphics. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form.

GeoLog | Velociraptor in the Zagros Mountains #IImaggeo #dinos

A NASA Landsat image that contains an interesting and unexpected feature. Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access geosciences image repository.

Creative Ways to Create Your Own OER | edWeb webinar

In this October 2014 edWeb.net webinar (1:02), Tyler DeWitt, project lead for MIT+k12 video outreach program and with net-texts.com, shows k-12 educators how to create open educational resources (OER) using materials they already have. Keypoints to the webinar: What is OER and why it's important; How to specifically designate your work as OER and share it with OER repositories; How to create content with text and images; How to create content with audio and video; and General strategies to start making content on your own. Examples and suggested tools are provided. Free registration required to access archived webinar.

The 7 do's and don'ts of creating your own OERs | eSchool News

The best practices creating and sharing open educational resources (OER) that work for educators from an edWeb webinar by Tyler DeWitt, student coordinator for the MIT+K12 video outreach project.

MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum - Moodle Courses

A repository for Moodle courses developed by the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. (Courses are also added to moodleshare.org.) The MPCC is a grassroots initiative to promote the creation of open digital curriculum. The courses are aligned to MN State Academic Standards and are written and assembled by MN Educators. If you are using Schoology, these courses can be accessed/imported as finished resources from the MNPCC Schoology Group.

Open Source Teacher by James Patterson

A site that develops techniques to integrate Google Apps for Education and other technology tools to support learning. Includes a blog; apps scripts; resources from add-ons to Google Apps to Chrome extensions; and general information on tools, lessons, and sessions.

Open Source | Known

Upgrade to the latest version of Known 0.8.2 with a revised bookmarking tool. Known 0.8.2 fixes some issues with subdirectory installations and introduces experimental SQLite support.