Wikijunior:New Book Collaboration/2007-07 Vote

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Voting for the Wikijunior New Book Collaboration is open from July 1st, 2007 00:01 UTC until the next New Book Collaboration starts. The winning New Book Collaboration will become the next Wikijunior project and will influence the future direction of Wikijunior. Votes are evaluated at the beginning of each month. A minimum of five votes is required to launch a new book collaboration.

Voting Rules[edit]

Nomination

  • Wikijunior projects will be at first proposed on New Title Suggestions to organize the proposal.
  • Anyone can make a proposal and add a nomination.
  • Once the project has been described to the satisfaction of the nominators, it can be added as an option to the voting page.

Voting

  • Only registered Wikibooks users, who are logged in and have a minimum of 20 edits, are eligible to vote. (checked by contribution history)
  • A voter can vote in support of as many nominated titles as he or she likes by editing the appropriate sections and inserting on a new line # ~~~~.
    This adds a new numbered list item with your username and the time your vote was casted.
  • Lengthy comments and discussions should take place on the New Title Suggestions page. A short comment giving a simple reason for voting is acceptable.

Evaluation

  • Votes will be evaluated on the first day of each subsequent month.
  • The winning project is the nomination with the most valid support votes and a minimum of 5 votes. Opposing votes are discarded. (see w:Approval voting).
  • In case of a tie, the older projects will be selected (by project proposal history).
  • Each project that receives any valid support votes will be automatically nominated for the following month.
  • Winning projects will be added to the list of "approved" Wikijunior projects and the new project will be formally started.


Nominated Wikijunior Book Projects[edit]

Adventures in Architecture[edit]

A activity book emphasizing creative approaches in learning about architecture.
(New book suggestion)

Votes:

Comments:


Colors[edit]

A picture book with attractive colorful pictures for teaching the very young.
(New book suggestion.)

Votes:

  1. xixtas talk 03:07, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Although the idea seems to be very valid I worry whether such books should be considered in this voting system. Their simplicity would lead to few comprehensive books being tagged as official and therefore I would suggest if they could rather be created in another system, appropriate for quicker acceptance of such books. --82.10.198.113 19:01, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
  • This book is already complete. --xixtas talk 03:06, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Electricity[edit]

To explain the physics, history, applications, components, and modern significance of electricity and related subjects.
(Renominated.)

Votes:

  1. xixtas talk 03:07, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
  2. Kayau David Copperfield MOBY DICK the great gatsby 08:12, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Comments:

Europe[edit]

Information about countries on the continent of Europe.
(Book already being developed.)

Votes:

  1. Xania Flag of Italy.svgtalk 19:52, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
  2. xixtas talk 03:07, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
  3. Elocina 04:26, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
  4. Laleena (talk) 14:02, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
  5. Helpfulstuffnz (talk) 20:39, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • This would certainly provide a large scope for potential. SRXT 21:16, 7 August 2007 (UTC) Actually, I just read the bit about having 20+ edits. ^^;; Bye vote. SRXT 21:29, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
  • I am very interested in Europe and could provide physical and human geography information. This would be an interesting project. Laleena (talk) 14:02, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the comments. If you click on the 'Europe' link above you'll see that the project has already been started but a lot of input is needed. Xania Flag of Italy.svgtalk 17:34, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Evolution of Life[edit]

To explain and describe scientific theories about how life changes over time and demonstrate the effects of change on various species.
(New book suggestion.)

Votes:

  1. xixtas talk 03:07, 3 July 2007 (UTC){{{}}}

Comments:

Mathematics - Grade One[edit]

Textbook of First Grade Math compliant with the State of California Education standards.
(New book suggestion.)

Votes:

  1. xixtas talk 03:07, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
  2. Herraotic 15:18, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
  3. Ezra Katz 05:46, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
  4. Laleena (talk) 14:03, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
  5. Rmawhorter (talk) 14:35, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Wikibooks is not US Books and books shouldn't focus solely on the United States. Xania Flag of Italy.svgtalk 19:52, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
    • If we ever want to actually write a textbook that could be used in a classroom it is going to have to be geared to a specific country's curriculum standards. Since many of the people who have been suggesting writing these textbooks have mentioned the California standards, and those standards are available online, using that as a test case makes sense to me. While I agree that Wikijunior content should not be US centric as a whole, it is perfectly acceptable, and even necessary for individual books to be so. --xixtas talk 03:03, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
      • Why not make two, one for the US and one for another country/region. Like the UK. Although I doubt they differ that much. SRXT 21:18, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
        • Rather than two why don't you just add some extra chapters that include content that might be covered in other countries. Teacher pick and choose the chapters that they're going to use from textbooks all the time.Rmawhorter (talk) 14:35, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Math is the content area in which the curriculum standards (from country to country and within the US, from state to state) vary the least, especially at the lower grade levels. Kfasimpaur 22:03, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  • I've been working on a basic math textbook over on Simple English Wikibooks. Although the scopes of these books differ, there could be some very useful crossover as far as creating images and activities to enhance the texts --Ezra Katz 05:46, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
  • I would love to write a textbook coordinating with California standards! I can also coordinate with other standards. Laleena (talk) 14:03, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Just to let everyone know. There is a complete online k-12 math curriculum online for free already. It's not open source and it has a different sort of sequence so I'm still in for this project. Rmawhorter (talk) 14:35, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

South America (Relaunch)[edit]

Expand and improve the South America book with new questions and a focus on cultural activities of interest to kids like music, school and food.
(Book is already being devleoped.)

Votes:

  1. xixtas talk 03:07, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Comments: