March 27, 2013 is Document Freedom Day.

What’s up with that? Boring format stuff, for sure, but more.

Educators need to be activists in this issue.

If your school does not use open formats for documents, find out why.

If the answer is that “everyone” uses DOCX because Microsoft is the standard, complain. Using DOCX effectively ties your students to a single company. It does not free them to be independent adults.

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Some posters to help promote open formats:
https://www.april.org/en/open-formats

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