He is integrating VoiceThread into his class but didn't have instructions prepared for his students explaining how to use it. So I copied my instructions into a PDF and sent them off to him. Then I started thinking about how many other instructors (and student) could benefit from those instructions. I once had a professor tell me, "If I could just have all the 'how to' instructions provided for me, I'd be so much more comfortable with using new tools."
So, I pasted the instructions into a document, added a Creative Commons 0 license which "dedicates" (I love that word) it into the public domain. That means you are free to use them -- one piece, half, the entire thing -- without asking my permission or feeling like you're "taking my stuff." Ahhh, doesn't that feel good? :)
I have the instructions shared on the Educator Guides tab of my blog and you can grab them from the link below too. I encourage them to be shared in conjunction with the "How to Participate" guide (which I require attribution for if you use it).
Download the VoiceThread Student Instructions.
Download the How to Participate in a VoiceThread guide.
What content of your own could you dedicate to the public domain that other educators could benefit from? If you find this resource helpful, I hope you'll consider giving back and promoting a culture of sharing.