Looking for a project to work on? Interested in collaborative project development?
All the projects listed here are open to everyone interested in the work and willing to contribute. All are needed. The work is interesting and important.
Pick any project, and start working to add to the content. In some cases there will be explicit instructions for what is needed. For others, add whatever you think is appropriate. You may also contact the project originator if that information is provided.
- Translation projects - As many students read, write and speak multiple languages, Community Service Learning project provide a unique opportunity to use both languages, and provide an important global community service
- Math and science projects - There is a critical need to encourage teaching and learning math and science
- Literacy - Reading and writing in local languages as well as in the major world languages are critical to improving the quality of life in communities everywhere
- Community leadership and mobilization - communities have to have the knowledge and support to facilitate change
WikiEducators have great project ideas and never enough time to do them all. The need for the WikiEducator resources is provided along with some instructions or guidelines. These projects can be delegated to willing volunteers. Pick anyone that you like and contribute what you can. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
WikiEducator provides a host of services to users and members. Join WikiEducator and help educators and students all over the world promote teaching and learning.
- Create an account and add a profile - include a note that you are a DeAnza CIS2 student
- Work through the Learn4Content tutorial - so you can add and edit information http://wikieducator.org/Wikieducator_Tutorials
- select one of the following projects and make a contribution. There are coordinators and other user who are "watching" these pages, so you may get feedback from them from time to time
Bilingual math activities
Bilingual math activities - translate keywords; find appropriate math activities
For students versed in other languages and wanting to help teachers working in bilingual classrooms (and maybe themselves in the future) take a list of commonly used mathematics terms for 5 year olds:
ADDITION(WHOLE NUMBER ) - ADICION - ADDITION (NOMBRE ENTIER)
CIRCLE (CIRCLE) - CIRCULO - CERCLE
COMPARISON (MEASUREMENT ) - COMPARACION - COMPARAISONS (MESURAGE)
CONCEPT OF ZERO (NUMBER) - CONCEPTO CERO - CONCEPT ZERO
COUNTING (NUMBER) - CUENTA - COMTAGE
INEQUALITY (NUMBER) - DESIGUALDAD - INEGALITE
MATCHING (SET ) - EMPAREJAMIENTO(CONJUNTO) - APPARIEMENT
MONEY (MEASUREMENT ) - MONEDA - ARGENT
ONE HALF (FRACTION ) - MITAD - DEMI
ORDERING (NUMBER) - PUESTA EN ORDENACION - MISE EN ORDRE
ORDINAL NUMBER (NUMBER) - NUMERO ORDINAL - NOMBRE ORDINAL
SHAPE (MEASUREMENT ) - CONFIGURACION - CONFIGURATION
SQUARE (QUADRILATERAL ) - CUADRADO - CARRE
SUBTRACTION (WHOLE NUMBER ) - RESTA - SOUSTRACTION (NOMBRE ENTIER)
TIME (MEASUREMENT ) - TIEMPO - TEMPS (MESURAGE)
TRIANGLE (TRIANGLE ) - TRIANGULO - TRIANGLE
WRITING NUMBERS (NUMBER) - ESCRITO (NUMERO) - ECRIRE (NOMBRE)
Check the Spanish or French translation (the translations above are 30 years old) and using the translation sign on to the web and search for activities written in the language that a bilingual 5 year old (or the teacher or parents of) could use to help understand the concept. Students could be encouraged to publish their information and links in WikiEducator.
- One of the WikiEducator contributors and member of Wikieducator Community Council, Nellie Deutsch, is looking for assistance in developing resources for Collaborative projects, International Collaborative Projects, Collaborative Teamwork. This is an opportunity to conduct a literature review on collaborative learning by researching the Internet for Books, Articles, Videos, Websites, and Podcasts for information on working collaboratively. Please Contact Nellie Deutsch
- This page is intended as a resource page on the environment, especially as it relates to educating people on the environment. Research and add links to the outline provided. http://www.wikieducator.org/EnvironEd
Contact: John Stampe
- WikiEducator has a major challenge regarding proper license attribution of images uploaded on our site --- we need help in identifying and tagging suspect images --- we would need to think about process and support templates to tackle an initiative like this. This may tie up with identifying images which need replacement and or students helping to find appropriate replacements licensed under a free content license. http://wikieducator.org/Images
Contact: Wayne Mackintosh
- We need helpers, with relevant wiki skills who are qualified (or who could potentially qualify) at the level of WikiBuddy to assist with the certification of past L4C participants under the Wikimaster typology ( http://wikieducator.org/WikiMaster ). There are unfortunately a large number of L4C participants who have not formerly applied for certification, or where the facilitator had omitted to apply the certification. This is a very important task under WE's monitoring and evaluation plan to accurately access the skills profile of WE users in accordance with the different categories under the WikiMaster typology.
Contact: Wayne Mackintosh
Translation (Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish) as students have these skills.
- WikiEducator needs help in translating our Wiki Tutorials for the Spanish, French and Portuguese WikiEducator installations. Chinese translations are also needed.
Spanish WikiEducator, French WikiEducator, Portuguese WikiEducator
- Translation work on tutorials etc is always well received. http://wikieducator.org/Wikieducator_Tutorials
- WikiEducator provides free training for students in basic wiki editing under the Learning4Content project. Register for any of the upcoming workshops.
- Handouts4Teachers is a project to promote the collaborative development of handouts used to support teaching in the classroom, for example worksheets, small group projects, homework sheets for students to practice mastery of new concepts, etc.
- XXI Texts - update text books which are in the public domain. Work has started on the Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshal. Still lots of work to be done and it would be great if we could get a little help.
Biology for Elementary Schools
- Biology for Elementary Schools is another brilliant concept where student teachers develop lessons and license these under a free content license.