Opening Up Education column

Don Watkins examines how educators and students can utilize Linux, open source hardware and software, and open educational resources in the classroom.

A new Android app for teaching kids how to read

A new Android app for teaching kids how to read
In this interview, learn about the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, the learning curve of Android development, and why user testing matters...Read more

Are textbooks in or out? The state of open educational resources

Are textbooks in or out? The state of open educational resources
Cable Green, director of Open Education for Creative Commons, shares a deep discussion of the state of open educational resources today.Read more

School systems desperate for standards-aligned curricula find hope

School systems desperate for standards-aligned curricula find hope
Textbook publishers are not deliverying materials that meet the evolving needs of K-12 districts, so organizations like Open Up Resources are...Read more

Education management with Moodle: The beginning, middle, and today

A deep dive into Moodle: The beginning, middle, and today
Martin Dougiamas, Moodle's founder and lead developer, talks with us about why he created Moodle, where it is today, and what's next in open...Read more

2 free desktop recording tools to try: SimpleScreenRecorder and Kazam

2 free desktop recording tools to try: SimpleScreenRecorder and Kazam
This month we look at two free screen recording tools for Linux: SimpleScreenRecorder and Kazam.Read more

A quick introduction to Audacity for teachers

A quick introduction to Audacity for teachers
Students love manipulating digital sound with Audacity. Learn how to use it in the classroom.Read more

LEGO Mindstorms programming with ev3dev

LEGO Mindstorms programming with ev3dev
ev3dev is an open source project that allows the Mindstorm user to create a Debian -based operating system (OS) that boots from a microSD card.Read more

7 resources for open education materials

7 resources for open education materials
This month I've rounded up a list of seven open educational resources for K-12 and higher education.Read more