[IAEP] FOSTBs! (Free Open Source Text Books) FW: News from CK-12 Foundation

Caryl Bigenho cbigenho at hotmail.com
Tue May 1 17:02:31 EDT 2012

¡Hola! Si deseas una traducción, puedes usar Google o preguntame.  ¡Abrazos! Carolina
Hi Folks!

Lots of interesting new news from the CK-12 Foundation.  Although the foundation started as a source of FREE, open source "flex-books" (a book that can be customized by the user), written for California students/schools., They are offered now to anyone who wants to use them, worldwide.  At first they had only a few secondary school math (Algenra I) and science books, but now they are reaching both up and down to elementary school and high school. 

Check this email to learn more about the following, exciting new developments with volunteer opportunities, new titles, a collaborative flex-book writing project for biology students worldwide, and job opportunities for software developers:

Check it out! Follow the links to get more info.  


P.S.  If someone has the time, it would be great to look at ways these flex-books can be used on the XO.  Maybe I can help later during the summer. 
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 14:04:49 -0400
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April 2012

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             CK-12 Books now in Google Play 
CK-12 foundation now has over 25 books available on Google Play!  Accessing books through Google Play allows you to view the contents on several different devices as well as in web browsers.  As always, these CK-12 books are free.  Click here to view all available CK-12 titles, or go to play.google.com and search for "CK-12".

Click here to learn more about how books work on Google Play. 

                New this month!

New titles now available for iPad, Kindle, NOOK and others!  CK-12 is continuing to increase the number of titles available for the various devices that schools and students are using.  Click the appropriate link below to explore the latest and greatest available FlexBooks.   Click here to download epub files that can be loaded onto iPads, NOOKs and Android devices.Click here to download files that can be loaded onto the Kindle.Click here to access books in Google Play. 
                Coming Soon...

Titles coming soon to the CK-12 library:
CK-12 Algebra II w/Trig (the first six chapters)CK-12 Math 6 Teacher's Edition including:Teaching TipsCommon ErrorsDifferentiated InstructionEnrichment and Problem SolvingCK-12 Math 6 Teacher's Edition - Assessment and Assessment Answer Key  CK-12 Physical Science For Middle SchoolPoints of Interest
Calling all pilots...CK-12 is looking for schools who  are already conducting pilot studies with our materials.  If you are  currently formally exploring CK-12 materials, please complete this survey to tell us more about your experience.

CK-12 is seeking translations...CK-12 is looking to expand its library with translations of its content.  If you have translated our books (in part or in whole), or adapted your own, please let us know.  We are especially interested in Spanish versions of our Biology textbook.  Email: support at ck12.org 

Understanding Biodiversity - collaborative project...CK-12 Foundation and Encyclopedia of Life are joining forces to produce Understanding Biodiversity - a FlexBook for secondary level students, created by secondary level students.  Understanding Biodiversity  will consist of species pages describing organisms studied in the life  sciences.  Secondary level biology students and classes  around the world are invited to learn more about how to contribute by emailing info at ck12.org with "[SCIENCE] Understanding Biodiversity proposal" in the subject   line.  For more general information about this project, visit the Understanding Biodiversity FlexBook.
                CK-12 is Hiring!

CK-12 is seeking highly motivated individuals to become  part of a team set to revolutionize K-12 global learning and textbook  publishing. Through the use of a superior open-source environment, CK-12 aims to  create a major paradigm shift from traditional textbook learning and  publishing to collaborative online learning and customized textbook  publishing designed to foster greater relevance and resonance among  teachers, students, and communities. Visit our jobs page for a list of current openings. 

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