[Health] Health books

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 11:08:48 EDT 2008


I refactored that page a bit, turns out there are some additional stories
(another 8)  on the UNESCO site (original) that Child-to-Child hadn't
reposted on their site.  Some of them are posted in .doc instead of .pdf if
that helps any with reformating tasks.  Direct links provided in refactored

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 3:20 AM, Mel Chua <mel at melchua.com> wrote:

> I made a stub page for health books that Chris found tonight that need to
> be edited and made into a content bundle. They're pretty neat - they take
> potentially lifesaving but usually-presented-as-boring materials like "how
> to care for someone with a fever" and rewrite them as childrens' stories
> which are... actually somewhat entertaining.
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Childrens_Health_Books
> The page has some thoughts on what needs to be done (which is mainly a
> strawman begging for improvement) - Lynne May (a teacher, also my aunt) has
> enthusiastically volunteered to figure out what needs to be done to make
> these books more useful for OLPC Health and other audiences, to do at least
> some of the editing that's needed, and to help us use this as a good example
> of curricular design thinking in general.
> It's a good opportunity to prototype some good learning activities that
> could potential be supported by short videos / Activities (in the software /
> computer-game sense) simulating... the spread of germs, or a nutrition
> planner, or whatever other assorted optional resources we can think of.
> That's pretty ambitious, though, and in the short term I'd just love to have
> these as an activity bundle. (And then find a way for that bundle to get
> used with actual kids - that's the next fun part.)
> I'd really like to do this by the weekend after next (the first weekend in
> May) so we can print, bind, and show off copies at the Cambridge Science
> Festival. (Hello, Edward!) Perhaps some of the folks coming to Linuxfest
> Northwest might want to pitch in. (Hello, Iain!)
> Anyway, another thing out there now - Health is picking up momentum (w00t!)
> -Mel
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