[OLPC library] OLPC Health
sj at laptop.org
Sat Jan 26 14:01:35 EST 2008
Erica, perhaps we could also distribute a similar rundown of how
people can contribute to HSO (if it's appropriate for child-friendly
materials to be suggested there directly).
Anna, you might post something like this to the grassroots list, which
has a number of good artists looking for interesting projects to work
We can have a separate thread about whether we need [a] new mailing
list[s] for specific topics. As long as there is enough interest,
this would be fine; I just want to limit the number of unused lists we
have and help people who want to keep up with many subjects but might
not remember to sign up to every new list that appears.
On Jan 26, 2008 1:50 PM, Anna Bershteyn <fiend at mit.edu> wrote:
> Below, I have outlined an email we can circulate and also turn into a
> flyer to post in public health and education schools and other places
> where peeps with child-appropriate, open-source health content on
> curriculum materials might come across it. My goal with this was to be
> as clear as possible about our parameters with content. Please edit --
> I'm sure I've missed or blurred some points.
> My immediate questions:
> - Should we create a health at laptop.org list? Sj instead suggested that
> we circulate the email address library at lists.laptop.org, but this
> could create a lot of traffic on the list from people around the world
> asking if they content would be useful.
> - Do we have a volunteer graphics type person who could make this into
> a pretty PDF flyer for me I can send around for peeps to post at
> various public health schools?
> - Any existing lists of OLPC-interested peeps I could send this to to
> have them send it further to their health and health edu friends?
> Contribute Health Information for Children
> To the One Laptop Per Child content library
> One Laptop Per Child is now accepting open-source educational
> materials pertaining to health and appropriate for children ages 6
> through 12. Your materials shipped on OLPC laptops to educate children
> Materials should:
> * be free and open-source for worldwide distribution
> * have an emphasis on audiovisual presentation for a young audience
> * if possible, be interactive and encourage creativity and hands-on learning
> * if possible, be available in multiple languages (translators are
> available through OLPC)
> * classroom activities and curriculum materials are welcome
> * materials that utilize the laptops features (built-in microphone,
> camera, oscilloscope) are welcome
> Relevant topics include:
> * Physiology and body systems/functions
> * Water and sanitation (e.g., water testing and filtration,
> village-scale water treatment, latrines)
> * Hygene
> * Nutrition
> * Infectious diseases
> * Indoor cooking and air quality
> * First aid and "field" medicine
> Further examples of relevant health topics can be found in Where There
> Is No Doctor and other texts from the Hesperian Foundation:
> An example of child-appropriate materials in the OLPC library can be found here:
> E.O. Wilson Foundation's "Biomes of the Earth," a pictoral
> presentation library of the Earth's ecosystems.
> For questions and to submit materials to the library, please contact:
> health at laptop.org
> On Jan 26, 2008 10:58 AM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
> > David, meet Anna, Arjun, and Erica Frank. All of you have been
> > helping organize health materials in different arenas for OLPC; and
> > there has been a lot of new activity over the past month.
> > Regarding mailings to the community, and new health content: please
> > encourage new contributors to start discussion on our library list --
> > library at lists.laptop.org (http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/library).
> > As for priorities in terms of new materials, preventative health,
> > water and sanitation, and nutrition are all particularly important for
> > our audience.
> > I recommend using the [[Health]] page on the olpc wiki to brainstorm
> > and organize priorities; we have been adding to it recently, and there
> > are a couple dozen interested participants signed up there already.
> > Best wishes to all,
> > SJ
> > On Jan 19, 2008 7:18 AM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
> > > Hello David,
> > >
> > > It's great to hear from you. We /are/ making a large push...
> > > Mika Matsuzaki and Anna Bershteyn and Arjun Sarwal are all interested
> > > in tackling one part or another; and we have Erica Frank @ Emory
> > > interested in overseeing related web searching and link collection.
> > >
> > > I expect we will have a real influx of materials over the next month;
> > > now we need a span of subtopics and potential curators to look after
> > > each, so that we can channel new interest as fast as it comes in.
> > >
> > > If you don't mind, I'll send an introductory email to the people
> > > abovce and to you.
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > SJ
> > >
> > >
> > > On Jan 19, 2008 12:02 AM, David Greisen <dgreisen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Hi SJ,
> > > >
> > > > Sorry for the delay in responding to your December messages. I was out of
> > > > email contact over winter break, and I am just digging myself out from a
> > > > month's worth of correspondence. A bunch of people contacted me over the
> > > > last month, so we should have the man power to crank out some good material.
> > > > Is there anything I understand from the mailing lists that there is going to
> > > > be a big push for content here. Is there anything in specific we should be
> > > > considering as we set priorities? I am really glad the Hesperian materials
> > > > worked out. They are some of the best materials available on the market.
> > > >
> > > > David
> > > >
> > >
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