Driving Digital Learning
This site is a repository of resources created by and for teachers. The G-Suite items here are free to use, modify, and expand upon. If you would like to share a resource, please find the contact information at the bottom of this page.
What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
Open Education "...is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge."
—The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
What is Creative Commons?
Creative Commons is a global nonprofit organization that enables sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge through the provision of free legal tools. Our legal tools help those who want to encourage reuse of their works by offering them for use under generous, standardized terms; those who want to make creative uses of works; and those who want to benefit from this symbiosis. Our vision is to help others realize the full potential of the internet.
Creative Commons and Driving Digital Learning
Creative Commons tools assist in sharing with others through free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that provide a simple, standardized way to give permission to others to share and use creative work.
The terms in which you may use this content are for educational and non-commercial uses. You can build upon the original by making translations, mashups, and any other kind of derivative work you want, and share those remixed works freely, but you may NOT sell them. This is a pay-it-forward system, one that encourages educators to work together for the common good of our students.
Who is Behind Driving Digital Learning?
Michelle M. Truman has been an educator for 20+ years in a myriad of ways: elementary teacher, reading interventionist, 8th grade English, opened the first online charter school in Nevada, middle school learning strategist, staff developer, District content area literacy trainer, Title I learning strategist, District administrator for curriculum development, Nevada Ready 21 Digital Learning Coach, and most recently an Instructional Designer for Jordan District in Salt Lake County, Utah.
I am starting the 2020-21 school year as an independent contractor and my new business is called Elevate Learning Designs because I love working with teachers, especially in the area of curriculum development. Assisting teachers in creating curriculum that is relevant, engaging, and developmentally appropriate, while pushing students' zones of proximal development, is my passion.