Not Your Traditional Textbook

Courtesy of Wikimedia

Courtesy of Wikimedia

The next session I attended was virtual and entitled “Not Your Traditional Textbook” by Hetav Sanghavi of CK-12. CK-12 is a non-profit organization that provides free material in an open source, collaborative platform. CK-12’s primary focus is math and science for middle and high school learners. They provide all of the content they have created for free to teacher’s everywhere.

They provide free digital textbooks for state and common core aligned curriculum. It is flexible and can be downloaded on computers and tablets. They also have interactive learning objects (videos, audio, games, etc). They have both chrome and iPad apps. If you would like to learn more about CK-12, check out their YouTube Channel

With CK-12 books, you can take existing content and distribute it or you can modify it to meet your needs. You can even upload your own content. Textbooks include text, images, graphs, etc. All of the content is free to use and distribute.

They also provide assessment material (practice as well as grades) that will allow you to record student progress in real time.

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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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