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I've noticed your wonderful work on this resource. LOTs of great information, and ideas for how to engage children in this important topic. I'm writing with a request. One of the current efforts in WikiEducator is to implement better categorization schemes. WE recommend that all of the pages that are part of one project or resource be categorized together. Then that category can be assigned as a sub-category to other categories. See links to proposed style guides on All pages categorized and Multiple categories for a discussion of this proposed guideline.

For example you could create a category called "Unit on deforestation for primary students" and then code that category on all of the pages in the unit. The resource category could theb be made a sub-category for a more general science category (I've not studied what is now available -- we can make a sensible hierarchy if one doesn't already exist.)

I'm happy to help with the codes and set up of the categories. When you reply to this message (see link in my signature bar below), I'll see the reply and pop back to write back to you.

Regards, Alison

ASnieckus (talk)11:30, 24 September 2009

Hi Alison Thanks for your feedback and encouragement! We (this is a group assignment) are all new to WE but I like the idea of categories as you suggest. Would love your help with coding ... Thanks Heather --Hmlamond 03:18, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Hmlamond (talk)16:18, 26 September 2009

Hi Alison I've figured out how to add a category to all our pages, here's the link I'm not sure how to hook this up with a larger category as per your suggestion but welcome your help. Many thanks Heather --Hmlamond 22:23, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Hmlamond (talk)11:23, 27 September 2009

Hi Heather,

Sorry for not getting back to you earlier. (I didn't turn the deforestation page to "watch" so I didn't get a notice of your reply.) I saw a link to your project and thought I'd check in to see how it's coming along. Wow, you and your team have created a wonderful resource. Kudos to you all!

So about categories. Looks like you have successfully created a category for all of the pages in this resource. The next step is to make that category a sub-category of something larger. I think your resource should be categorised in Category:OERNZ_Primary_school. Just as you added the code [[Category:Deforestation_for_primary_students]] to your resource pages, you will add [[Category:OERNZ_Primary_school]] to your Category:Deforestation_for_primary_students page. You'll notice that Category:OERNZ_Primary_school is a subcategory of Category:OERNZ_School.

You can create more categories as needed and hook them together. For example, if the deforestation resource is classified into particular subject areas (or a combined subject area), you could put the deforestation category into those as well. And hook them together with the other OERNZ categories in the same way.

I have to hurry out now, but I'll pop back later to take a closer look. Alison

ASnieckus (talk)12:16, 20 October 2009