On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 8:28 AM, private musings<thepmacco...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just created this page;
> http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Schools
> with the intention of encouraging all those interested in liaising with
> educators / schools directly to jump in and whip up a few project pages
> formalising what we might do / info. we can share etc. etc. (it's a wiki
> process, of course, so please get involved!)
> Liam's a constant source of inspiration to me, and I've recently been
> involved in correspondance with a few other wiki folk all over the globe
> about furthering the 'glam' approach to include schools - ie. talking with
> them about what schools' needs for wiki projects are, how we're currently
> doing at meeting them, how we as a project (wikimedia, not just wikipedia)
> fit in to their programmes etc.
> I've spoken at medium length to one head teacher and one head of department
> on a personal level which has further convinced me that it would be both fun
> and useful for a cadre of volunteers to consider preparing a few talks /
> workshops etc. etc. to take to schools in the vicinity of wherever
> volunteers happen to be! - This project is intended to get that ball rolling
> :-)
> Whilst the mailing list is a fantastic platform for sharing news - it's
> probably not quite as good as a wiki for actual development work, so please
> consider just diving in at http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Schools or
> http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Talk:Schools - my vague, and quite likely to
> shift, intention is for this to be in shape to follow 'GLAM' - so we'd be
> looking offer some workshops to schools by September... help!
> best,
> Peter,
> PM.
> ps. an online donation service would still be a 'good thing' :-)
> pps. I'd like to offer teachers the opportunity to edit the wmau pages
> related to schools work - would that be cool?
> ppps. I also just put the fantastic wikisource book
> http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/A_specimen_of_the_botany_of_New_Holland as our
> 'featured content' - check it out!
Maybe we could discuss what "content" we have on the wiki and how it
ties in with their teaching curriculms or what has to be improved. The
collection feature would be a great help there because we could on
mini collections that are tailored for the courses and such.

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