CC Welcomes New Teams in India, Mongolia and Bangladesh

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CC is very proud to announce three additions to its Asia-Pacific community – two new affiliate teams in Mongolia and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, and a revitalised team in the Republic of India. This boosts our Asia-Pacific community to 16 members and adds a great deal of valuable expertise to our affiliate network. Rakib […]

CC Welcomes New Teams in India, Mongolia and Bangladesh

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CC is very proud to announce three additions to its Asia-Pacific community – two new affiliate teams in Mongolia and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, and a revitalised team in the Republic of India. This boosts our Asia-Pacific community to 16 members and adds a great deal of valuable expertise to our affiliate network.

Rakib Hasan Sumon / CC BY

The first of these new groups to join us was CC India, which had its re-launch in November 2013. CC has had affiliate representation in India previously; however, the new team represents a substantial expansion of our Indian community following many years of networking and outreach by key people locally and internationally. It brings together three groups each of whom are already lead advocates for open culture and its benefits in India – the Centre for Internet and Society, based in Bangalore, will be be providing legal expertise; Acharya Narendra Dev College, who will take the lead in Open Education Resources; and Wikimedia India, who will focus on social outreach and community development. Each group contributes its own lead to help manage the governance of the team – Dr. Savithri Singh (Public Lead, Acharya Narendra Dev College), Sowmyan Tirumurti (Public Lead, Wikimedia India), Pranav Curumsey (Public Lead, Wikimedia India), Pranesh Prakash (Legal Lead, The Centre for Internet & Society). This new team has achieved a great deal over the past year, including workshops, translations and a collaborative competition for their own logo.

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The next to arrive on the scene was CC Mongolia. Based out of the New Policy Institute’s DREAM IT and the Open Network for Education, ONE Mongolia, this team began to self-organise through a series of seminars designed to spur open culture in Mongolia, including a workshop lead by CC’s then Regional Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific, Chiaki Hayashi. Spurred by the energy from these events, as well as the success of the 2012 UNESCO OER Declaration, a team formalised late last year with leads drawn from across several organisations: Mr.Z.Batbold (Executive Director, New Policy Institute), Dr.D.Enkhbat (Public Lead), Ms.D.Nergui (Legal Lead), Ms.Baasansuren Burmaa (Technology Lead), and Dr. N.Norjhorloo (Community building in civil society). Following on from the founding workshops, they have begun their first project releasing open material through ONE Academy.

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Last but not least, the very newest members of the CC family are CC Bangladesh. Once again, this team grew out of an enthusiastic group of people who were already working to encourage the adoption of open principles in Bangladesh, in this case the Bangladesh Open Source Network (BdOSN), which has been operating locally since 2005. The team will be led by Nasir Khan Saikat (Public Lead) and Munir Hasan (Lead, (BdOSN). Their goal is to create a broad organization where the open source and open content communities can exchange ideas and embark on new initiatives designed to raise awareness and encourage people to share information and resources.

Both CC Mongolia and CC Bangladesh plan to hold formal launch events later this year.

We welcome these new members of our community, and will seek to assist them in any way we can to achieve their goals. We look forward to great things from these already very active and experienced teams. Welcome to the family!

Edit Oakland wiki events

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Saturday, July 12, there’s a big open streets event in my obscure flats neighborhood where Oakland, Emeryville, and Berkeley meet. A small stretch of San Pablo Avenue will be closed to cars (sadly not only human-driven cars, which would momentarily meet my suggestion). E’ville Eye has a comprehensive post about the event and its origins. […]

5 τρόποι για να προμηθευτείτε δωρεάν εικόνες

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Το να κλέβεις είναι παράνομο, αλλά μερικές εικόνες είναι νόμιμα ελεύθερες για να τις χρησιμοποιήσεις χωρίς κάποιο κόστος. Σε αυτό το άρθρο προτείνονται πέντε τρόποι να αναζητήσετε φωτογραφίες, που είναι ελεύθερα διαθέσιμες. 1) Google Επειδή υπάρχουν εικόνες στην αναζήτηση της google δεν σημαίνει πως είναι όλες ελεύθερες προς χρήση. Ωστόσο, η google πρόσφατα πρόσθεσε μια καρτέλα στα εργαλεία αναζήτησης για Continue Reading

An Open Letter to TPP Negotiators: Copyright Term Extension Makes No Sense

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EFF / CC BY Today, Creative Commons and over 35 other organizations published an open letter urging negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to rescind a proposal to extend copyright terms by another 20 years beyond its current, mandatory term. This week, 12 Pacific rim countries are meeting in Ottawa, Canada, to continue secret negotiations […]

3 juegos de mesa licenciados con Creative Commons

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Cuando hablamos de obras Creative Commons, normalmente nos referimos a música, imágenes y video. Pero evidentemente hay mucho más que eso. Hoy te presentamos algunos juegos de mesa que puedes descargar de forma gratuita, compartir con tus amigos y, si las reglas no te satisfacen o crees que puedes mejorarlas, modificar a tu antojo. Zombie […]

An Open Letter to TPP Negotiators: Copyright Term Extension Makes No Sense

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Today, Creative Commons and over 35 other organizations published an open letter urging negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to rescind a proposal to extend copyright terms by another 20 years beyond its current, mandatory term.

This week, 12 Pacific rim countries are meeting in Ottawa, Canada, to continue secret negotiations of the widely criticized TPP trade agreement. Under the current TRIPS agreement, signatories are required to enact legislation granting copyright protection to individuals for the life of the author plus another 50 years. TPP negotiators, under the influence of large rights-holding companies, want to add another 20 years to the minimum copyright term.

If adopted, this extension would work to keep creative works out of the public domain for decades beyond the current term. It’s essentially a double-life sentence for all new works. This would be an incredible loss for the commons.

All creativity and knowledge owes something to what came before it – every creator builds on the ideas of their predecessors. Copyright is a limited right that is given to creators, but it also has a term limit to ensure we all benefit from culture and knowledge. Both the rights granted to creators and rights afforded to the public are necessary for a vibrant culture and the proliferation of knowledge. And the “Commons” in Creative Commons starts with the public domain. It’s the original corpus for remix. It’s why we’ve developed tools to better mark and dedicate content to the public domain. Together with hundreds of millions of works whose creators have chosen to share under generous terms of reuse with CC licenses, the commons is growing richer everyday.

Extending the term of copyright will undermine the potential of the public commons and needlessly limit the potential for new creativity. There is no logical reason to increase the term of copyright – an extension would create a tiny private benefit at a great cost to all of us. Most people agree that the existing term already lasts far past the amount of time required to incentivize creation (the original purpose of copyright) by granting creators a limited monopoly over a creative work. Copyright should strike a balance, giving an incentive to create while also giving the public permission to use and build on that creativity. In 2002, CC co-founder Lawrence Lessig argued against an additional 20 years of copyright protection in Eldred v. Ashcroft. Even Milton Friedman opposed the copyright term extension, calling it a “no-brainer.” Nearly all contemporary economists agree.

Increasing the term of copyright protection harms the commons. Any public policy that will further delay their entry into the public domain is contrary to the values we support – realizing the full potential of the Internet through universal access to the creativity that promotes active participation in culture and society.

Participating countries should should reject any measure in the Trans-Pacific Partnership introduced to increase the term of copyright protection. And TPP negotiations should be held in public and with the input of a broad set of stakeholders that include civil society and public interest representatives.

Although the letter has been presented to TPP negotiators today, they will remain open for further signatories to express their support. Interested organizations can endorse the letter here. Everyone can speak out by signing the petition at ourfairdeal.org.

OER Policies at OKFest in Berlin next week

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As part of the Open Knowledge Festival, taking place next week in Berlin, we are organizing a session on OER policies. If you’re in Berlin for the festival and have an interest in open policies – please join us!

The session is titled Open Educational Resources and Policy: Overview and Synergies with Fellow Open Movements. The goal of the session is to present policies in support of open education. While policies have been an important matter during Open Knowledge Festivals in the past, educational issues have until recently not been at the heart of the Open Knowledge movement. This has changed last year with the founding of the Open Education Working Group – nevertheless, we hope to demonstrate the significance of OER policies and also demonstrate synergies with policies for open data or open access and more broadly open science.

I am happy that I will be joined at the session by a great team of open educational policy experts, including Nicole Allen from SPARC, Delia Browne from the Australian Schools’ National Copyright Unit, Melissa Hagemann from Open Society Foundations and Tim Vollmer from Creative Commons. If you’re interested in OER policies, or are doing policy work in other fields and are interested in talking about synergies, please join us on Wednesday, July 15th at noon.

The open education theme will continue at 14.00 with the Open Education Smörgåsbord. The session is co-organized by members of the OKFN Open Education Working Group, led by Marieke Guy. The session is meant as an opportunity to do some hands-on work around open education issues. At one of the five tables, we will be „Making OER policy crystal clear” – in a quick sprint, we’ll make an infographic explaining what OER policies are about. Other tables will work on best practices kits for teachers, open data for education, Q&A section for the Open Education Handbook and open courseware tools. You can read more about the session here and here. And since we’d like to have a real Smörgåsbord – please consider bringing some snacks with you (at best traditional / local ones from your country). The session will take place on Wednesday, July 15th at 14.00.





Fri adgang til den maritime billedrigdom

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Dette er en gæste-blogpost fra M/S Museet for Søfart i Helsingør.

I foreløbig 99 år har M/S Museet for Søfart samlet billeder af søfolk, skibe, havne og meget andet i museets billedarkiv. Arkivet rummer i dag over 120.000 billeder, blandt andet af de fleste danske skibe fra opfindelsen af fotografiet til i dag. 34.000 billeder er digitaliseret og findes i museets online billedarkiv. Disse billeder stiller museet nu gratis til rådighed for offentligheden med en Creative Commons licens.

”De mange billeder tilhører os alle sammen, så vi er glade for nu at give endnu bedre adgang til dem. Statslige tilskud har sammen med bidrag fra private fonde gjort indsamlingen og digitaliseringen mulig. Fra nu af kan de mange billeder frit hentes i fuld opløsning til private formål. Billederne gemmer på hver deres historie. Måske har vi billedet af din bedstefar eller hans skib liggende, måske det kan hjælpe dig i jagten på din slægtshistorie eller måske du leder efter gamle sømandstatoveringer, som vi også har mange af i vores arkiv”, fortæller museumsinspektør på M/S Museet for Søfart, Benjamin Asmussen.

De digitale billeder er lette at finde i den digitale billedbase, hvor man som regel også vil finde oplysninger om personer på billedet, sted, skib, fotograf og hvad der ellers findes af oplysninger om billedet.

Alle billederne kan hentes i fuld opløsning og kan frit bruges ikke-kommercielt. M/S Museet for Søfart stiller billederne til rådighed med Creative Commons-licens, nemlig ”Navngivelse – Ikke-Kommerciel – Del på samme vilkår”. Licensen betyder, at når billederne skal bruges, skal museet krediteres, at de må bruges til ikke-kommercielle formål og at billederne skal deles på samme vilkår fremover.

”Vi valgte denne type licens for at nå så bredt ud som muligt til vores mange interesserede brugere, men samtidig have en smule kontrol over hvordan billederne blilver brugt i kommercielt øjemed” fortæller Benjamin Asmussen. ”Som gode folk som fx Michael Edson fra The Smithsonian Institution gør opmærksomhed på, så betyder billedernes frihed, at de kan blive brugt til ting, vi slet ikke kan forestille os. Selv om vi har samlet vidende mennesker med forstand på søfartshistorie på museet, ved vores brugere i bred forstand jo meget mere end os, så det er fantastisk at få lov til at facilitere folks brug af det fabelagtige billedmateriale om maritime emner fra middelalderen til i dag.”

”Der er også noget forunderligt ved immaterielle ting som fx digitale billeder”, afslutter museumsinspektør Benjamin Asmussen. ”Jo mere man giver væk, jo mere har man, for jo flere får jo glæde af det materiale, man har samlet sammen. Jeg glæder mig meget til at se i hvilke sammenhænge, billederne vil optræde i i fremtiden.”

M/S Museet for Søfarts billedarkiv findes her.

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De Toekomst van Open door Creative Commons HQ beschikbaar

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Deze week heeft het hoofdkwartier van Creative Commons haar jaarlijkse rapport beschikbaar gesteld. Het heet The Future is Open en gaat in op de ontwikkeling van de 4.0 versie van de licenties, het werk dat Creative Commons doet voor wereldwijde hervorming van het auteursrecht en de community-building op het gebied van open onderwijs, overheid, zorg en meer. […]


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Después de más de dos años de trabajo, las esperadas licencias 4.0 de Creative Commons (CC) ya están disponibles. Gracias al trabajo de la red de expertos en el ámbito legal y de licencias públicas, y a la comunidad activa, las licencias 4.0 son las más globales y adaptadas a los usuarios que se hayan […]


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2014-07-04 来自温医大仁济洞头实践队的报道 “书籍是人类进步的阶梯”,为了让鹿西的图书馆建设更加完善,让知识走近每一位鹿西人。我们举行了以“书香溢满园我爱读书”为主题的书展活动。 此次活动共分书籍展览和社区图书馆的建立两部分。展览书籍范围广泛,文化类、科技类、益智类都有哦!。丰富的书籍材料为大家提供了更多选择。活动现场,小 伙伴们集体读书的场景营造了良好的读书氛围,吸引了不同年龄的村民加入到读书的行列中。为了使书籍更好服务于大众,服务团与当地文化大礼堂进行授书仪式, 为当地输入大量书籍材料。 这些捐赠的图书都来自于前期捐赠,旧书新用,让那些城里孩子们捐出自己不需要的书籍,将这些书籍送去需要的地方。书籍的捐赠推动了鹿西乡的图书馆建设,为村民提供了丰富的阅读材料。

Consultazione pubblica sulle CCPL 4.0

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Dopo un periodo di lavoro interno e la revisione preliminare da parte di Creative Commons Internazionale, il gruppo di lavoro di CC Italia è lieto di pubblicare la bozza di traduzione in italiano delle licenze Creative Commons 4.0. La pubblicazione apre un periodo di consultazione a cui sono invitati tutti quanti siano interessati alle licenze Creative Commons: l'obbiettivo è di raccogliere commenti al testo, nonché di segnalare eventuali errori (inclusi quelli di battitura) o inesattezze concettuali o sostanziali presenti all'interno delle bozze qui presentate. Il periodo di consultazione si chiuderà il giorno 20 agosto 2014. Seguirà la ratifica definitiva da parte di Creative Commons Internazionale e la presentazione pubblica della traduzione ufficiale. Ricordiamo che le licenze 4.0 sono già attualmente utilizzabili: lanciate ufficialmente il novembre scorso, le licenze presentano un testo redatto appositamente in modo da essere valido in tutto il mondo senza necessità di specifici adattamenti. La traduzione in diverse lingue sarà a tutti gli effetti ufficiale e rappresenterà un testo giuridicamente vincolante, ma non differirà, per contenuto e possibilità di essere fatta valere in giudizio, dalla versione originale in lingua inglese (che già oggi chiunque può utilizzare in tutto il mondo). La bozza è disponibile su GoogleDoc per commenti online. In alternativa, potete scaricare la bozza delle licenze usando i seguenti link ed inviare i vostri commenti ai contatti indicati sotto. Licenza BY 4.0 (GoogleDoc) Licenza BY 4.0 (formato ODF) Licenza BY 4.0 (formato PDF) Licenza BY-NC 4.0 (GoogleDoc) Licenza BY-NC 4.0 (formato ODF) Licenza BY-NC 4.0 (formato PDF) Licenza BY-ND 4.0 (GoogleDoc) Licenza BY-ND 4.0 (formato ODF) Licenza BY-ND 4.0 (formato PDF) Licenza BY-SA 4.0 (GoogleDoc) Licenza BY-SA 4.0 (formato ODF) Licenza BY-SA 4.0 (formato PDF) Licenza BY-NC-ND 4.0 (GoogleDoc) Licenza BY-NC-ND 4.0 (formato ODF) Licenza BY-NC-ND 4.0 (formato PDF) Licenza BY-NC-SA 4.0 (GoogleDoc) Licenza BY-NC-SA 4.0 (formato ODF) Licenza BY-NC-SA 4.0 (formato PDF) Per inviare un commento in forma pubblica, siete pregati di mandare un messaggio alla mailing list cc-it@lists.ibiblio.org. Vi preghiamo di notare che gli archivi di tale mailing list sono pubblici e leggibili da chiunque. Per inviare un commento in forma privata, siete pregati di mandare un messaggio agli indirizzi seguenti: Federico Morando (federico [dot] morando [at] polito [dot] it - sostituire [at] con @ e [dot] con .) e Claudio Artusio (claudio [dot] artusio [at] polito [dot] it - sostituire [at] con @ e [dot] con .). Vi preghiamo inoltre di notare che i membri del gruppo di lavoro di Creative Commons Italia potrebbero non essere in grado di rispondere rapidamente a tutti i messaggi (particolarmente nel mese di agosto); questi ultimi verranno in ogni caso letti e tenuti in considerazione. leggi tutto 2014-07-01T13:42:14Z Claudio Artusio

Introducing Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook

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[Post by Professor Barton Beebe] I’ve posted online at http://www.bartonbeebe.com/TrademarkLawCasebook.html my new casebook, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook. The book, provided in .pdf and .doc formats, is and will always be available under a CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. No price, no suggested price. Feel free to adapt all or any of it (under the terms of the CC license).

来自CC董事会主席Paul Brest先生的信

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2014对知识共享组织来说挑战与希望并存。这一年,我们取得了一些重要进展,寻觅到了新的组织领导者,同时扩充了CC司法管辖区全球网络。2013年10月,知识共享发布了4.0版协议。这部新协议是我们的巨大成就,凝聚了不计其数伙伴们的奉献,其中包括全球知识产权领域的领袖人物。 4.0版协议是迄今为止最国际化的CC协议,没有这些领袖人物和CC司法管辖区全球网络同仁们的共同努力,我们无法取得这样的成绩。这部协议应用范围广泛,它所能覆盖的内容是我们11年前所不能想象的。与此同时,丰富多样的CC协议使用社群也为CC协议的推进注入动力。 没有这些社群的参与,CC协议可能只是一个有趣的想法,并仅此而已。通过他们的参与,知识共享组织不断成长,并将知识、文化和信息如何共享这项运动向前推进。各司法管辖区,围绕开放获取协议和开放实践,进行了不懈的努力;他们的工作赋予CC协议更强的关联性和意义。 2013年,知识共享组织的员工、董事会、各司法管辖区和国际社群在布宜诺斯艾利斯举行全球峰会,共商CC组织未来的长期发展规划。我们一致认为:仅靠CC协议无法实现CC组织的梦想——实现全球知识和文化的共享,法律也需要适时而变。会后数周,CC组织正式表明了我们支持全球版权改革的立场。我们敦促法律制定者考虑,过于严格的版权法带来的非计划性后果;这样的立场源自我们的社群民意。 2014年5月,历经层层筛选,Ryan Merkley先生成为CC组织新任首席执行官。Ryan先生在技术、非营利性机构、政府事物等方面经验丰富,曾任Mozilla基金会首席运营官。他为CC带来了卓识远见和满腔热情,已经开始CC组织下一阶段的建设工作。作为CC董事会主席,我对CC的前景倍感兴奋。 CC组织和CC协议作为我们所了解、所热爱的互联网,提供动力的基础设施的一部分。CC协议的建设是工作的第一步,下一步则以这些协议为工具,进行变革。我们将通过共同努力,彰显知识共享对个人、政府、政策制定者、机构、公司的价值;建立一个人人自由参与其中的社会。尽管这项工作非常重大,我相信我们能够共同完成。 知识共享董事会主席 Paul Brest Except where otherwise noted, The future is open by Creative Commons is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The Future is Open: Inspirerende årsrapport fra Creative Commons

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Creative Commons’ internationale hovedorganisation, der som bekendt har til huse i USA, har netop udgivet en årsrapport som bryder med vanlige konventionelle formater og istedet præsenterer ikke blot status for Creative Commons som globalt netværk, men en status på hele “åbenhedsbevægelsen” – og det tilmed i et indbydende grafisk hypertekst format. Rapporten har fået titlen “The Future is Open” og er stærkt anbefalet læsning til enhver der er nysgerrig over de nye åbenhedsstrømninger.

Rapporten er delt op i en række sektioner, der dels viser eksempler på CC-licensernes udbredelse, men også filosoferer over Creative Commons’ rolle i de mere grundlæggende forandringer omkring viden som Internettet har bragt med sig. Dette sættes i forhold til de overordnede visioner for Creative Commons, som bla. omfatter ønsket om at åben adgang bliver det automatiske valg for alle som udbyder information – fremfor at viden, som idag, automatisk er lukket medmindre man aktivt vælger en åben licens.

Man kan derudover læse om:

  • Hvorfor den nye 4.0 udgave af CC licenserne kom til verden via global crowdsourcing
  • Den imponerende community-skabelse som CC afdelingerne verden over er med til at drive fremad
  • CC’s arbejde omkring lovgivning på åbenhedsområdet og globale ophavsrettighedsreformer
  • Hvordan softwareudviklere bruger CC licenser til at gøre deling på Internettet nemmere
  • Alle de fantastiske ting som folk i hele verden bruger CC-licenser til

Årsrapporten kan frit downloades her: http://teamopen.cc/thefuture/

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New report from CC: The future is open

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Today, we’re excited to launch our new annual report, The future is open. In this report, you’ll learn about: Why the 4.0 CC licenses were a truly global effort. The astounding community-building work that CC affiliates are doing all over the world. Our work in open policy and support for global copyright reform. How software […]

New report from CC: The future is open

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Today, we’re excited to launch our new annual report, The future is open. In this report, you’ll learn about:

  • Why the 4.0 CC licenses were a truly global effort.
  • The astounding community-building work that CC affiliates are doing all over the world.
  • Our work in open policy and support for global copyright reform.
  • How software developers are using CC licenses to make sharing on the internet easier.
  • The cool things you’re doing with CC licenses.

The report features illustrations by the awesome webcartoonist Luke Surl.

Check it out!


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2014-07-01,来自温医大仁济洞头实践队的报道 6月30日下午,在响亮而齐整的口号声中,温州医科大学仁济学院洞头暑期社会实践服务团于鹿西义校校门的夏令营招新活动开始啦。招生宣传主要分定点 和流动两种形式,一部分队员在校门口进行定点宣传,登记前来报名的小朋友。另一部分队员环岛高喊我们的口号,吸引了许多岛民关注。 这次的兴趣班按照一二年级、三四年级、五六七年级分别招生。针对三个不同年级段制定舞蹈、科技、绘画、写作、外语、医学、运动等方面的趣味课程,培养孩子们对艺术课程方面的兴趣。 傍晚时分,招生活动顺利结束。明天是一个新的起点,我们会将精心准备的课程用心教给每一位前来报名参加兴趣班的学生,为他们带去一个难忘而又丰富的趣味暑期。


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2014-07-01,来自温医大仁济洞头实践队的报道 满载着爱心与希望,已有六年历史的洞头暑期实践服务团于2014年6月30号再次扬帆起航。早上九时许,队员们欢唱着“最初的梦想”从茶山出发,经历了近5个小时的车程后,终于踏上了鹿西的土地。 由于物资太重,队员们无法独自搬运,当地村民热情地上前来帮助我们,而为我们装载物资的卡车司机叔叔也坚持不收我们的钱。有些村民说,我们的到来能够为他们的小岛带来一份青春活力,所以很欢迎我们。 旅途的疲惫并没有让队友们萎靡,到达目的地后大家积极地收拾起了宿舍,教室和厨房。而慕课学堂也将在明日开班,队员们都为此做了许多准备。相信此次的织梦之旅会让更多鹿西人感受到我们的关爱,也让更多的学子得到成长!


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