Groups of teachers worked during the summers of 2012 and 2013 to develop electronic textbooks. We have been piloting and putting finishing touches on our grades 6, 7 and 8 mathematics flexbooks. And...we have created "draft" versions of digital textbooks following the CK-12 flexbook format for grades 5 and 9 mathematics and grades 6, 7 and 8 science. All materials have been aligned with Minnesota academic standards and are created under a Creative Commons license allowing the content to be shared with other schools. The flexbooks are intended to be a base curriculum which will need to be adapted and supplemented by individual districts that choose to use the content. We are now working with the MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC) to create curriculum in Google apps, Moodle and other formats. Please see the MPCC site for more information.
Click on the links below to access pages for the 2013 curriculum project:
2013 Form for Reporting and Progress - please complete as you work on project related activities
Personal time tracking form - use for your own purposes, but use the online form above to "officially" report your activities
Mark Johnson's MATH Resource List - comprehensive descriptive list of curriculum resources MATH
Mark Johnson's SCIENCE Resource List - comprehensive descriptive list of curriculum resources for SCIENCE
CK-12 FAQ - answers to many of your questions about CK-12 and flexbooks
CK-12 Learning Center - answers to many of your questions about CK-12 and flexbooks
Project Kick-off - doc with useful links
Form for Reporting Activities and Progress - please complete as you work on project related activities
Current Versions of MPCC Social Studies - in Moodle format (UPDATED - 11/25/2014)
Please contact Jon Larson or Marc Johnson at ECMECC for login information or additional formats for the Social Studies courses. The grade 6 "Minnesota Studies" course has been released publicly under Creative Commons licensing and can be found at: http://moodleshare.org/course/view.php?id=291 The 7th and 8th grade courses are currently only available to MPCC member districts (which includes all ECMECC districts).
Current Versions of ECMECC Project Flexbooks (UPDATED - 11/25/2014)
These materials are provided in DRAFT form for review only. The flexbooks below are covered by a creative commons share-alike license. Please contact Marc Johnson (email@example.com) for information on piloting any of the materials in classrooms. ECMECC has moved most development to the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC). Major revisions have been done (or will be) to the materials listed below. Accessing the revisions generally requires a membership with the MPCC. Please check the MPCC website for additional information.
If you review or use any of the digital textbooks, discover any errors or have suggestions for future versions, we would like your feedback. Please complete this very brief feedback form: http://goo.gl/FGygL8
Links to the CK-12 site will allow a user to view the content on the CK-12 site and import the content into a personal CK-12 account. Other links will download the content in the listed format.
Please note that revisions will be made to these materials over the course of the school year. If you need access to a previous version of one of the flexbooks, please contact Marc Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grade 5 Math - MN Standards Flexbook (Early Draft Version)
Grade 6 Math - MN Standards Flexbook (updated 6/27/14)
Grade 7 Math - MN Standards Flexbook (updated 6/27/14)
Grade 8 (Algebra) - MN Standards Flexbook and Companion Materials
Grade 9 (Intermediate Algebra) - MN Standards Flexbook
Grade 6 Science - MN Standards Flexbook (updated 6/27/14)
Grade 7 Science - MN Standards Flexbook (Early Draft Version)
Grade 8 Science - MN Standards Flexbook