Drupal for K-12 Schools

This group should probably have more organizers. See documentation on this recommendation.

The umbrella group, Drupal in Education, is too broad for the various interests and divisions. Drupal Education BOF groups at DrupalCon SF were stymied by the range of interests and needs, particularly across the basic division of university level and K-12 level. Other divisions included coder vs. user, and learning management vs. organization management. The newly formed LMS (learning management system), was one outcome of these discussions.

The needs for public-facing K-12 school sites, as well as strategies for supporting educational activities, are very different from university contexts, and it is difficult to participate in undifferentiated discussions when "student" and "course" and "teacher" and "grade" have such different deep meanings. Let this group be a place where we can:

  1. Discuss and develop modules of particular interest to K-12 education, like curriculum mapping and Section 508 compliance checklists
  2. Post and discuss case studies of new K-12 school websites, and build a directory of school sites
  3. Provide a space for "Young Drupalers" who are still in school to support each other as they develop their school websites.
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2017-10-02 01:30 - 2017-12-20 05:00 America/New_York
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Just wanted to point to a pretty killer combo right now that's emerged and works really well that would let you basically turn any drupal (7) site into an LMS.

https://www.drupal.org/project/tincanapi -- works really well, has some built in tracking stuff and plugs into...
drupal.org/project/quiz -- So you can capture the state of things in an LRS; Quiz 5.x beta is awesome btw
and also..
https://www.drupal.org/project/h5p_tincan_bridge + https://www.drupal.org/project/h5p so you can get XAPI statements emitted from H5P files to flow via Drupal to an LRS.

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We have armies of faculty, instructional designers and site builders throughout the education space. We're seeking to unlock the ability for everyone, without knowledge of code or version control, to be able to contribute their creations.

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A11y toolkit module

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Support, feedback and improvement suggestions always welcome: https://drupal.psu.edu/blog/post/a11y-accessibility-toolkit-module

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ELMSLN demo

Hey GDO land. Haven't gotten around to posting here in awhile but we've got a demo up of ELMS Learning Network in case anyone wants to check it out without having to spin up vagrant or install.
http://online.do1.demos.elmsln.org/

Appreciate feedback, find anything or confused? drop the team (yeah, we have one of those now it's pretty awesome) a line:

https://github.com/elmsln/elmsln/issues/
http://elmsln.org/

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Mike Potter (from elmsln, not P2) showed me a pretty awesome project his coworker found and he was able to hook into elmsln. I shot a quick video but the module it's running off of is http://drupal.org/project/jmol

He's hooked it up to our interactive object repository distribution (ICOR) with a feature that makes a field formatter that lets you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbUo9L-SzA8

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Education focused DrupalCampPA in Pittsburgh Aug 1&2!

Drupal Camp PA

When: August 1st & 2nd
Location: University of Pittsburgh
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Event URL: Drupal Camp PA Website - http://drupalcamppa.org/

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New white paper released
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2014-08-02 (All day) - 2014-08-03 (All day) America/New_York
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Let's try a little different post format with some questions...

What module are you currently lacking that you think you need authored right now?

What is contrib missing currently that you think it could benefit from the most?

What's the scope of this module and what projects could be forked / contributed to in order to meet your functionality need?

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2013-03-19 18:00 - 20:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Meetup Agenda:

  • Civi "Help Desk" (6:00pm - 6:30) - bring in your pressing CiviCRM questions and issues and we'll try to help.
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Please register here:

http://civicrm.org/civicrm/event/register?id=290&reset=1

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San Francisco CiviCRM Meetup - March 19th, 2013

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2013-03-19 18:00 - 20:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Meetup Agenda:

  • Civi "Help Desk" (6:00pm - 6:30) - bring in your pressing CiviCRM questions and issues and we'll try to help.
  • Case Study - Lisa Hubbert from SFArtsEd will share how she transitioned an arts summer camp from paper forms to CiviCRM + UberCart + Drupal Webforms (check out her blog for a preview)
  • CiviCon 2013 Preview
  • Interest group discussions

Please register here:

http://civicrm.org/civicrm/event/register?id=290&reset=1

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San Francisco CiviCRM Meetup - March 19th, 2013

Start: 
2013-03-19 18:00 - 20:00 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Meetup Agenda:

  • Civi "Help Desk" (6:00pm - 6:30) - bring in your pressing CiviCRM questions and issues and we'll try to help.
  • Case Study - Lisa Hubbert from SFArtsEd will share how she transitioned an arts summer camp from paper forms to CiviCRM + UberCart + Drupal Webforms (check out her blog for a preview)
  • CiviCon 2013 Preview
  • Interest group discussions

Please register here:

http://civicrm.org/civicrm/event/register?id=290&reset=1

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San Francisco CiviCRM Meetup - March 19th, 2013

Start: 
2013-03-19 18:00 - 20:00 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Meetup Agenda:

  • Civi "Help Desk" (6:00pm - 6:30) - bring in your pressing CiviCRM questions and issues and we'll try to help.
  • Case Study - Lisa Hubbert from SFArtsEd will share how she transitioned an arts summer camp from paper forms to CiviCRM + UberCart + Drupal Webforms (check out her blog for a preview)
  • CiviCon 2013 Preview
  • Interest group discussions

Please register here:

http://civicrm.org/civicrm/event/register?id=290&reset=1

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Drupal Camp NJ Education BoF

http://www.drupalcampnj.org/ is a Drupal Camp held at an educational institution. In my mind, there had better be a lot of Drupal in education fans there! Planting this flag in the ground to let others know I'm going but mostly to provide an initial discussion thread as to what topics people would like to cover in BoFs at the event.

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