Google Code in example tasks

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GFOSS Example Tasks for Google Code In 2017

Edit an article in Greek Wikipedia

(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Code)

Students learn a variety of skills by editing articles in Wikipedia. Some of the main ones are:

  • Reading — students get better at reading by reading more, and while working on Wikipedia, they read a lot!
  • Information literacy — students identify bias and partisanship; students recognize whether an article is credible or not.
  • Collaboration — students work with other people to develop high quality encyclopedia articles.
  • Community of practice — students can connect with people in the Wikipedia community who work and study in the same field..
  • Coding — students learn to use wiki markup, a computer programming language and form of coding, as well as the mechanics of working with wikis

Create an article in Greek Wikipedia on a specific topic

(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Code)

Writing an article in wikipedia offers to students a lot of skills

  • Writing — students practice writing in an expository, encyclopedic, summary style.
  • Critical thinking — in contrast to many class assignments which require an argumentative or persuasive paper, Wikipedia's neutrality policy helps students think about class content in a new way.
  • Information literacy — students identify bias and partisanship; students recognize whether an article is credible or not.
  • Literature review — students practice finding and summarizing appropriate sources for their topic.
  • Citation — students learn how to reference and use reliable sources correctly.
  • Copyright — students learn the basics of copyrights and free licenses and the importance of attribution.
  • Coding — students learn to use wiki markup, a computer programming language and form of coding, as well as the mechanics of working with wikis.
  • Online etiquette — students learn how to work well with people whom they only know online and may never meet in person; this is an essential skill in today's online environment.

Edit a node to OpenStreetMap

(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Code)

Find your neighborhood in OpenStreetMap and edit/suggest points of interest

Learning to edit a node to OpenStreetmap, offers to students skills such as information literacy, knowledge of open source geography tools, and belonging to open source community

Add your school to OpenStreetMap

(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Code)

Find the address of your school in OpenStreetMap

Learning to add a node to OpenStreetmap, offers to students skills such as information literacy, knowledge of open source geography tools, and belonging to open source commu

Write a python code that includes variables and operators

(Category: Code)

Python exercises are a great introduction into coding languages and critical thinking

Write a password generator in Python.

(Category: Code)

Python exercises are a great introduction into coding languages and critical thinking

Review and fix the Greek translation of an open source project

(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance)

Libreoffice Greek Documentation is a a great resource for students contributing to open source and learn how to use libreoffice

Translate a help for a function of LibreOffice Documentation to Greek

(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance)

Libreoffice Greek Documentation is a a great resource for students contributing to open source and learn how to use libreoffice

Use of Creative Commons Licences

(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research)

Take 5 photos of some animals  and plants, choose a Creative commons License from https://creativecommons.org/choose/ and upload them to wikimedia commons with the proper licence and description

Use of Open Educational resources

(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research)

Go to http://photodentro.edu.gr/lor/subject-search?locale=el and find 10 related educational resources for your classroom , and write a short presentation about them

Creative use of Open Educational Resources

(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research)

Go tο slidewiki.org and create a presentation using slides from 3 existing presentations

Test a Linux distribution for high schools

(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance)

Download the High School Linux Distribution from https://git.minedu.gov.gr/itminedu/edu_distributions , write it to a usb stick, test it as live distribution on your computer and write a small review about your experience

3d Design (beginner)

(Category: Code, Documentation/Training)

Design a simple 3d drawing in https://www.tinkercad.com/

3d Design (advanced)

(Category: Code, Documentation/Training)

Design a complex 3d drawing in https://www.tinkercad.com/

Graphic Design

(Category:Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research)

Download Gimp and use it to edit 2 of your photos (-change the Size (Dimensions) of an Image (Scale) - change the Size (Filesize) of a JPEG - Crop an Image - Rotate or Flip an Image )

Attend an Open Source event

(Category: Outreach/Research)

Attend an open source event in your town, and write a small report

Wordpress- Website 1

(Category: Code, Documentation/Training)

Create an account at ellak.gr and create a wordpress article with images and video

Wordpress- Website 2

(Category: Code, Documentation/Training)

Change the theme and the colours of a gfoss.eu test website

Github- git (beginner)

'(Category: Code, Documentation/Training)'

Fork a gfoss repository

Github- git (advanced)

'(Category: Code, Documentation/Training)'

Create a repo to github.com- update the readme file and commit one file

MediaWiki

'(Category: Code, Documentation/Training)'

Fix and complete articles to diadikasies.gr (wiki of Greek public services)

Use of LibreOffice

'(Category: Outreach/Research, Documentation/Training)'

Use Libreoffice Impress, and create a presentation about the benefits of Free Software in education

Use of Open Data 1

'(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research)'

Go to https://diavgeia.gov.gr/ ,and and download 5 published decisions of your city council, that are related to education

Use of Open Data 2

'(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research)'

Go to http://www.opengov.gr/home/category/consultations and write a report about 5 public consultations

Privacy

'(Category: Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research)'

Read https://edri.org/files/privacy4kids_booklet_web.pdf and write a presentation about the importance of privacy