August-2012 is a wiki for schools where teachers, students and school librarians can share their work on August Strindberg, learn from and inspire each other for future assignments, find information about Strindberg activities available for schools and find links to more information about Strindberg. The wiki was planned and produced within the project Young meetings with August, as part of the Year of Strindberg, 2012. The wiki can be used as a platform for communication and interaction between teachers and librarians within the same school or between schools in the Stockholm area, schools in Sweden and even in the whole world!

The aim of August-2012 is to show August Strindberg, both the person and his work, from multiple perspectives. Each subject (English, Math, etc) has its own page in the wiki where teachers can publish their work. This way, we want to inspire teachers to work with Strindberg in various subjects, not only language studies.

There are also a number of cultural institutions and information resources such as museums, theatres etc, contributing to August-2012. In their own pages within the wiki, they can present the Strindberg related activities and information they offer which might be of special interest to schools. Here you can also find many teacher guides.
August-2012 is the heart of Medioteket’s project Young meetings with August, carried out with support from the Swedish Arts Council. Young meetings with August is primarily aimed at primary and secondary schools, however, other schools are also welcome to contribute to and use the project.

Why a wiki?
The three main reasons are: it is free, it is quick and it is easy to maintain.
The basic concept of a wiki is a simple searchable website which is convenient to use for collaboration. All editing is done in a web interface, and new material, such as text, pictures and film, is easily uploaded. Old versions of the site can always be restored and mistakes or abuse are swiftly corrected. There are also many wiki hosting services that give free access to wiki software.

From experience, we know that if teachers with lack of time are to use August-2012, contributing must be quick and easy.

Welcome to August-2012!

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