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Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. Photo by Janet Chapman, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Raspberry Pi in Masekelo: Bringing Wikipedia to a school without electricity

Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. (…)

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The new Education Toolkit provides a blueprint for implementing successful Wikimedia programs. Photo by María Cruz, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

New Education Toolkit helps program leaders develop more effective Wikimedia programs

This first toolkit provides a blueprint for implementing successful Wikimedia programs. It includes best practices, tips and ideas for planning, teaching and evaluating educational programs. (…)

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For this year's Google Code-in software development contest, Wikimedia developers mentored young students to contribute to our free codebase. Here are last year's winners. Group Photo by M4tx, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2014

What happens when you combine 48 students, 30 mentors, and an endless list of tasks? During December to January, 226 Wikimedia tasks where successfully (…)

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Volunteer editors participate in a Wikimarathon on Spanish scientists at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Millars, licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

First Wikimarathon on Spanish scientists

Wikimedia Spain held a special edit-a-thon in December 2014, working with six different science and technology museums across Spain. Participants of all ages learned how to edit Wikipedia, making over 700 edits about Spanish scientists and inventors. (…)

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This open badge acknowledges the skills of students and teachers using Wikipedia. Pilot badge by Sara Mörtsell, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

New badges recognize Swedish students and teachers who contribute to Wikipedia

Open badges acknowledge the skills and contributions of students and teachers using Wikipedia, in a new education program led by Wikimedia Sverige. Editing Wikipedia counts as learning! (…)

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High school student Jack Andraka talks about how Wikipedia enabled his research to find a test for pancreatic cancer. 
Image by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

How high school student Jack Andraka used Wikipedia to research a new test for cancer

After a family member died from pancreatic cancer, high school student Jack Andraka set out to find a cure for the disease. His fast, inexpensive test may someday be used to detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer. (…)

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"Senior citizens learn to edit Wikipedia in special classes held in Prague's Municipal Library" photo by Pavla Pelikánová, under licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Senior citizens learn to edit Wikipedia in the Czech Republic

A new training program in the Czech Republic shows senior citizens how to edit Wikipedia. Here are some of the lessons learned from three separate weekly classes held in Prague last year.

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"Chorobek Saadanbekov" by Karen Sayre, under  CC BY-SA 3.0

Keeping his language alive on the Kyrgyz Wikipedia: Chorobek Saadanbekov

A Wikipedia editor wants to resuscitate Kyrgyz, a language in decline.

Chorobek Saadanbekov works to keep his language alive on the Kyrgyz Wikipedia. (…)

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<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DARPA_Big_Data.jpg">"DARPA Big Data"</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kayaker">Kayaker</a>, under <a href="">PD US DARPA</a>

Digging for Data: How to Research Beyond Wikimetrics

For Learning & Evaluation, Wikimetrics is a powerful tool for pulling data for wiki project user cohorts, such as edit counts, pages created and bytes added or removed. However, you may still have a variety of other questions, for instance: How many members of WikiProject Medicine have edited a medicine-related article in the past three months?

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Wikipedia for Schools Project

Teachers and students in Nyeri, Kenya listening to a tutorial under the Wikipedia for Schools Project. In 2005, SOS Children, the world’s largest charity for orphan and abandoned children[1] [2] launched the “A World of Learning” project, which handpicks Wikipedia articles and categorizes them by subject for schoolchildren around the…

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