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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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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CiviCon 2012 in San Francisco - April 2nd 2012

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2012-04-02 08:30 - 17:30 America/Los_Angeles
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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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    markwk's picture

    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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    Assignment Feature, questions?

    So, I'm putting the final touches on AtriumED (sic) with a couple new OpenAtrium features additions:
    -Quizlet Vocabulary: https://github.com/markwk/atriumed_quizlet
    -Group Video Chat: https://github.com/markwk/atrium_opentok (using OpenTok's free Video Chat API!)
    I hope to have a distro to share within the next week or so...

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    Quizlet

    I'm putting the finishing touches on a module that I think might be quite useful in some educational situations, namely Quizlet http://drupal.org/project/Quizlet

    It basically uses Quizlet's API (for those that don't know, Quizlet.com is one of the largest vocabulary sites around on the net) to search and add quizlet lists to your Drupal 6 site. Once added, it provides a simple javascript "flashcard" system for reviewing words.

    There's a live demo at http://quizlet-for-drupal.int3c.com

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    ajules21's picture

    Drupal Developer | Collaborative Education Solutions

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    We are an education software company in the midst of developing two major products. The first app was launched in Alpha/Beta this past spring. We received moderate traction and have recently decided to pivot to a Q&A community for educators. We are set to launch in August. The second app is going to be more of a staff collaboration solution for education. With our budget we are looking for a Drupal Developer (already have a fantastic Drupal Developer on board as a co-founder) with one of the following possibilities:

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    Advanced Drupal Configuration and JS'ing | www.edtec.com

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    We are a start-up getting ready to launch our beta site. (see www.parentschoolnetwork.com) It is a site for parents to get detailed information about the quality of their local public schools (with broad web 2.0 functionality).

    My previous company is www.edtec.com. It has a social mission of helping to reform public education. The new venture shares this mission. It would be great if you shared this passion. see me at www.linkedin.com/in/joshmnewman

    Our key developer is unavailable for the next 6 weeks and we need a fill-in resource. Estimated need is 30 - 60 hours total.

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    E-learning portal for Palestine...A 4 year project

    Dear all,

    The Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher and Education has started the process of implementing a humongous 4 year e-learning project covering private, UN and last but not least public schools in Palestine. We are now reviewing options for a strong and stable platform for ELMS, CMS and WBT; where teacher/student usability, interface and interactivity are the top priorities for us.

    Appreciate your feedback, on the pros and cons of Drupal for such a task as well as assistance on certain modules that prove themseleves and can make our efforts a success.

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    Fundraising for non-profit preschool

    Hi there, fellow Drupallers.

    I am developing a community site for a very small non-profit preschool (in trade for tuition $). It will have all sorts of basic Drupal stuff like forums, calendars, blogs from the teachers, etc.

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    norislee's picture

    A school design

    Hi all,

    Just to have a basic design question (I have searched all over the discussion forums and not yet able to any.)

    Scenario: A school has a group of teachers who are teaching their subjects (e.g. Math, English, Science, etc..). A website is needed for students to pick a subject and ask question about that subject. The teacher, who is in charge of the subject will receive notification and respond to the student. Once it is responded, it will be made available to all students.

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