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photo (4).JPG                                  This lesson takes about 30 minutes to complete, and it has three parts: visualizing, listing, and writing.  The objective is to generate memories from a specific place.   In E.B. White’s luminous essay “Once More to the Lake,” White writes about taking his son on a vacation to a lake in Maine that he visited with...
fuzzy copyright.jpg All rights reserved. Is copyright a little fuzzy? / Elias Bizannes / CC BY-SA   Following on the heels of "Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics and Beyond," three more School of Open courses are now open for sign-up. They are: 1. Copyright 4 Educators (AUS) This course will equip Australian educators with the copyright knowledge to...
  While all writing draws on the imagination and memory of the writer, the personal narrative and memoir are considered by my students to be exclusively “true” stories.  Whatever. I’m from the “all stories are true” camp and try to discourage dogmatic adherence to genre rules. However, from their self-reflections, I discovered that most of my students loath the idea of writing stories, either...
NWP Digital Is includes a site-wide Creative Commons license (read more at our Terms of Use) as well as a module that allows content creators to control their own licensing of their own contributions. Why Creative Commons? We have changed the overall license of the Digital Is website to support creative sharing and distribution of content. We are influenced by the idea of creating community...
Openness is an important piece of thinking about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). However, there are many aspects of what "open" means to consider, and all MOOCs are not as open as others. For the Making Learning Connected MOOC (CLMOOC), openness was very important. We wanted to be open in many respects: Open to anyone to enroll Content open and viewable to anyone on the web Open in terms of...
The School of Open is offering its second round of facilitated courses! Starting today, you can sign up for 7 courses during a two week period; sign-up closes 4 August (Sunday) and courses start on or after 5 August (Monday). All courses are free to take and open to reuse under the CC BY-SA license. The School of Open is a community of volunteers from around the world passionate about peer...
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Connecticut Writing Project–Fairfield to host Bridgeport students for daylong writing conference at Fairfield University  FAIRFIELD, Conn. (May 3, 2013) – The Connecticut Writing Project–Fairfield (CWP), based at Fairfield University, will welcome more than 100 Bridgeport youth in grades 8 through 12 to campus on May 21, 2013, for the first Writing Our Lives-Bridgeport conference. Sponsored in...
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Happy Open Education Week! We are happy to announce that the School of Open community has launched its first set of courses… The Library of Congress / No known copyright restrictions Sign up for these facilitated courses this week (sign-up will remain open through Sunday, March 17). These courses will start the week of March 18 (next week!). To sign up, simply click the “Start Course” button...
Sharing is good. We learn that as very young children. On the Internet, many people share rampantly. However, traditional copyright does not fully enable the type of sharing that many intend when they post online. That's what Creative Commons (CC) and open licensing are all about. And as we begin to share our intellectual property, like photos or lesson plans, openly, sharing becomes more...

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