[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMIT bulletin no. 33: June 20, 2012

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 06:37:50 UTC 2012

The new editorial team has produced a new issue of Wikimedia Italia's 
bulletin, shortened for the sake of clarity to the public at large.
English version follows and is available on the wiki 
Please let us know if you find this format useful or send us any feedback.
WikimediaNews - no. 33 - June 20, 2012
Official bulletin from Wikimedia Italia Association.

==Adotta una parola goes to school==
Students from the high schools participating to Adotta una parola in 
Sala Borsa, Bologna, during award distribution

In late February, teachers and students from various schools of Emilia 
Romagna attended an introductory course on Wikipedia. The course – 
taught by members of WMI – was the start of a project carried on with 
schools, managed by Emilia Romagna APTServizi (the body promoting 
tourism in the region), Wikimedia Italia and the Regional Office of 

During the course they have found that yes, they too can write Wikipedia 
articles; and no, there is nobody double-checking the contributions 
before publication. After the shock for a very different approach than 
that of the world of education was over, the classes just jumped into 
the project with enthusiasm, working for three months on the items they 
adopted. ("Adotta una parola" in Italian means "adopt a word", indeed).

To describe the experience, let's quote the words of Giovanna Morini, 
teacher involved in the project: «Really, the guys played a pretty 
active role, [...] a role as students 2.0, not just as users who believe 
passively in everything they find in the web, as if it was a television! 
We hope that this kernel will be left to the kids as an active way to 
approach the study and the environment around them, and to the school 
and the teachers as a "rich" educational methodology to be exploited 

==Wikiguide on Wikiquote==

Wikimedia Italia published the fourth WikiGuida, a quick and direct 
video which explains everybody what Wikiquote is: a rich anthology of 
quotations, added one by one to the users themselves, together with 
their sources...

==News from Wikimedia world==

Iberoconf 2012 has been a conference held from 31/5 to 3/6 in Santiago 
(Chile) within Iberocoop, international collaborative initiative. For 
Wikimedia Italia Aubrey and Cristian attended. Iberocoop

==News from WLM==

Wiki Loves Monuments is looking for new public and private monuments to 
insert in the list of what can be photographed for the contest. If you 
know a nice monument and you want to help us, consult the site: 

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