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temp copy of article page.. no idea what happened re: summer of content 2007.. never heard back from anyone..

 

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  • Interns - If you are interested in this project, add your name to the Interested interns section below along with a brief description of why you're interested and why you'd be a good mentor for this project, along with any specific ideas for execution you might have beyond the project description.
  • Mentors - If you are interested in this project, add your name to the Interested mentors section below along with a brief description of why you're interested and why you'd be a good mentor for this project, along with any specific ideas for execution you might have beyond the project description.
  • Others - If you are interested in this project in a role other than that of potential mentor or potential intern (example: you are an organization, a potential end-user/tester, may have helpful resources, or want to be notified if the project is chosen), add your name to the Other interested parties section below with contact information and details.
  • Everyone - Contribute to the project description on this page, or discuss this project on the associated talk page.

The deadline for editing this proposal or adding yourself to the list is 11:59pm EST (GMT-5) on August 12, 2007.

Project description

WiXi gets multilingual text twext on a wiki platform.. twext text helps to provide comprensible input for language learners.. a more appropriate use of twext for little OLPC kids may be development of "storyasking" game buiding on the scratch platform.. the aim is for kids to help each other to learn each others languages by creating context rich, meaningful, interactive input..

also see: http://www.olpcnews.com/content/localization/learning_language.html

Deliverables

Possible extensions

  • sound at variable speed to insure comprehension

Interested interns

Gerardo Iglesias Galvan

it's a great project and I think will help everyone to learn

Interested mentors

Duke Crawford

co-inventing twext, has some cash to pay the right developer for delivery of multilingual twexter (includes wixi page history functions).. twext recently kinda well received at international TPRS conference of language teachers.. twext has many possible applications for language learners, including StoryAsking.. Duke 13:31, 16 August 2007 (EDT)

Ben Slavic

I have written two books (TPRS in a Year! and PQA in a Wink!) about TPRS. The purpose of the books is to deconfuse.

I was lucky enough to meet Duke Crawford at the National TPRS conference. From discussion with him, I was able to clearly see the applicability of TPRS to this wiki site, twexting, delyrics, and all of Duke's work. It is like a vast hidden treasure trove.

I wish to serve as a mentor (in the capacity of a guide/connecting point between TPRS and twexting) to whomever will be working on the development of this technology. To become a reality, twexting is going to require a detailed knowledge of this new and very highly powered (actually exploding all over the world as of late) foreign language method (TPRS). The points of contact between TPRS and twexting need to be identified for twexting to succeed, hence my desire to serve this project from the TPRS side.

Ben Slavic Littleton, CO

let the log-rolling begin.. Ben Slavic is not an average French teacher.. he consistently places his middle-school students above top high-school students in the state and nationwide.. one of his students actually found a content error on the National French Exam (written by experts).. Ben is a master practioner of the TPRS method, which effectively involves students in the learning process.. Duke 15:34, 6 August 2007 (EDT)

other interested parties

Beth Skelton

I'm interested in the twext technology for TPRS--especially for ESL. I have been working with TPRS and English Language Learners for the past 5 years and think twext has a lot of potential. I have published some TPRS materials for English Language Learners and give regular workshops. My website is: www.bethskelton.com

Bernie Schlafke

hey, Duke! it's Bernie, adding my name!

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