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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ELMS Beta and more!

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San Francisco CiviCRM Meetup - June 12th, 2012

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2012-06-12 17:30 - 19:30 America/Los_Angeles
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Join us on June 12 to learn how CiviCRM can help your organization fundraise. We'll be discussing best practices for raising money and maintaining donor relations with CiviCRM. Whether you're starting a new organization or consider yourself an experienced fundraiser, we'd love get your input. Stick around for a brainstorm about how CiviCRM can be improved to make fundraising easier for you.

Meetup Agenda
* Meet and Greet (5:30 - 6:00pm)

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Bad internet connection error

I got (Bad internet connection, server error, browser problem, Please try again shortly.)" error in drupal6?

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Help with building a forum

Hello there,

I am building a website where I need a Forum for a community and I wanted to extend the Drupal Core Forum's functionality but as I am new to drupal i am getting very confused and so Could anyone help me??? please...

Well I don't know if it is necessary as I have never used Core Forum before so I don't really now what it looks like, but I suppose it comes with the installation.

The forum would need to let people who wants to post content or reply to a thread to have a registered account ie they'd need to log in. However the content will have to be visible to the public.

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Drupal in Education Unconference - Event Information

On Monday, March 19th, we are organizing a Drupal in Education unconference in Denver; the event will be held at Del Pueblo School. This meetup will follow an unconference format, so if there is something you want to talk about, propose a topic, find some like-minded individuals, and let the conversation start.

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Session Proposals/Ideas for the Denver Education Unconference

These session proposals are for the Drupal in Education Unconference.

Put session proposals below. Please include a description of what you would like to discuss.

Session Idea: Supporting Teacher Professional Development

What are some of the components of a successful professional development program? How can Drupal be set up to support teachers as they continue to grow professionally, and teacher supervisors as they help teachers develop through their careers?

Session Coordinator: Bill Fitzgerald

ELMS

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New version of elms out

http://drupal.org/project/elms -- Try it out now! The abstraction of ELMS is nearly complete. If you care about ELMS implications for application development, check out drupal.psu.edu and read through my posts about abstraction (or http://btopro.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/what-im-really-excited-about/ or http://elearning.psu.edu/elearning/elms-drupal-drupal-elms )

Just some highlights:
--improved installer
--major focus on ensuring accessibility is met
--style guide that accompanies 15 newly released themes
--22 features, many of which are kit compliant

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School Website

Hi,

I am a Web Design student and am designing a website for a school as for my thesis project ( I haven't started yet). I am very new to Drupal as to webdesign and I wondered if anyone can help me choose the right modules as this is my first time.

So, the website will serve as a tool to rise funding as it is a charity School so it will take Donations
on top of being a standard school website.
The website will have these functionalities:
Donation
Forum
Blog
A portal - (Learning Management System or whatever to Track students, deliver

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PHP Developer | IKN: International Knowledge Networks

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This job is filled.

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CiviCon 2012 in San Francisco - April 2nd 2012

Start: 
2012-04-02 08:30 - 17:30 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
User group meeting

The CiviCRM team invites you to CiviCon 2012

CiviCon – the annual conference for CiviCRM developers, implementers, administrators and users – is happening in the San Francisco Bay Area on April 2nd. Early bird registration is just $75 and ends less than a month away on January 30th, so reserve your spot now.


CiviCon is the annual CiviCRM event bringing together the people who develop, design, implement, administer, and use CiviCRM. We'll have great speakers, breakout sessions and panels highlighting real-world examples of nonprofits growing and sustaining relationships using CiviCRM. Find out about the future of the platform through discussions with the core team. You'll have ample opportunity to ask questions, meet other users and developers, make valuable connections, and get involved in the community.



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Draft schedule/program

This relates to the unconference that is being planned as a result of http://groups.drupal.org/node/191733

Event to be held on Monday, March 19th, 2011

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  • 9:30 to 10 - Arrive, brainstorm sessions
  • 10 to 11:30 - Session 1
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    DrupalCon Denver: Education Unconference

    Update

    The registration for this event is now open!

    End update

    Hello, all,

    With DrupalCon Denver coming up in approximately 4 months, I wanted to see if there was interest in an Education-specific unconference on Monday, the 19th, the day before DrupalCon begins.

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    New Version of ELMS released

    ELMS Alpha 5 came out today! https://drupal.psu.edu/project/elms

    ELMS is now entirely features based and following the best practices established by Open Atrium / Eduglu / Drupal Commons. You can download the distro at the link above or check out any of the 24 other modules/features contributed as part of this release at https://drupal.psu.edu/fserver

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    Startup Weekend Education in DC this weekend (Oct 21-23) - free developer registration

    A movement is building to create the next generation of technology to power the future of learning. Startup Weekend Education is hosting a series of events bringing together software developers, teachers, designers and business people to rapidly develop new concepts in 54 hours. Top leaders and investors in ed tech are available all weekend to help mentor and shape ideas into commercially viable products.

    Do you have an idea that could change education? Would you like be on the team building the next classroom innovation?

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    Embedded EtherPad for Drupal 6

    Yesterday and tonight I threw together a module and feature for embedding etherpads from PiratePad.net into Drupal 6 sites: https://github.com/markwk/piratepad and https://github.com/markwk/atriumed_piratepad

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    Startup Weekend Education - 3 events, Seattle, San Francisco and Washington DC

    Hello all,

    The Startup Weekend franchise has branched out into the education technology space and created "Startup Weekend Education". These are rapid 54-hour events - concept on Friday night and pitch the demo on Sunday night. There is a good mix of enthusiastic folks to team up with - teachers, biz devs, marketing and designers (plus loads of fellow techs).

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    Front-End Drupal Developer | eSpark Learning

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    p><a href="http://www.esparklearning.com>eSpark Learning seeks a passionate front-end Drupal developer for exciting and intellectually challenging work building the leading educational platform that will have a global impact on millions of young students lives. We are a well-funded Chicago technology start-up that is changing the way kids learn by making it super fun with personalization, educational games, and community.

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    Drupal website designer, quick job, please help | Teaching and Learning Cooperative

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    I am looking for someone to spend a few hours re-designing a community website -- its a homeschool group and we need a new scheduling system. A member created a pretty good version using drupal. The member who created the site can't work on it anymore. I hope it is only a few hours of work. I would send you the log in and the list of changes and you would please tell me what I would have to pay you and if you think you can knock it out. Thanks.

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    Super Simple WordReference.com Embedded Dictionary for Drupal 6

    This afternoon I threw together a super simple embedded dictionary using WordReference.com. Nothing fancy just two options to set and a block you can put wherever you need that toggles to open an iframe to search definitions. Here's the code: https://github.com/markwk/embed_wr_dictionary

    I thought it might be useful for some edu folks out there.

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    Getting Feedback?

    I'm finishing up work on a network of sites that will likely be getting a huge amount of incoming users in the coming weeks. One thing I haven't included yet it is a way to provide feedback about issues and problems (I know there must be some :). I could use a simple contact form but I'm wondering some of the best approaches for getting user feedback and handling issues within Drupal. Thoughts?

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