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From: Osmar Valdebenito <osmar(a)wikimediachile.cl>
Date: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] "Wikipedia in the classroom" in Guarani language
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
This week, Wikimedia Argentina published the first edition of "Vikipetã
mbo'eha kotýpe" , "Wikipedia in the classroom" in Guarani, an
language spoken in Northern Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia. It is the
first Wikipedia related publication made in an American indigenous language.
The goal of “Wikipedia in the classroom”, made originally in Spanish, is to
help teachers to understand what is Wikipedia, how it works and how they
can use it in an useful way. Most students already use Wikipedia so it is
really important that teachers know what to do.
“Wikipedia in the classroom” is an initiative launched in 2010 by Wikimedia
Argentina with the support of different institutions, including the
Education portal of the Argentine government, educ.ar. They released an
special website about the project. Wikimedia Argentina will print 500
booklets of the Guarani edition to be distributed in schools and other
educational institutions, and we expect to publish new editions in other
indigenous languages in 2013.
Osmar Valdebenito G.
A. C. Wikimedia Argentina
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Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more
useful than a life spent doing nothing."