USB Improvement

Now that brand name USB drives of 256 GB are down to 40 dollars US, would you please consider making a larger image to incorporate more content… specifically to include the “full” Wikipedia. Thank you for your consideration on this issue.

Actively recruiting more content would be great. The larger the slice of the internet you can bring to the table the marketable your system becomes.

A web tool that allowed your to select “several package” options to customize your content for your image that you then download would be cool.

Hi @Wingnut – much of our other content requires software to run, which became nearly impossible to neatly pack into a USB. You can always add or creat your own content using our modules site:

In a sense, the USB is fairly outdated in that you can make your own fairly quickly via choosing your own content from the mods site.

Hi Jeremy, I’m loving RACHEL on USB and I’ve been using the package called ‘’

If there were a simple way to modify this to add and remove modules that would be fantastic. I know where to get the module folders to add content myself. What would be the simplest way to get the corresponding html chunks that go inside the index.html page? Or is there an easier way to do this?

Hi Joshua,
I’ve been trying to work with Sam on the same issue. Since RACHEL Plus uses the .php files and automatically gathers the content & RACHEL USB uses the .html files that have the content statically defined in the index.html, I’m trying to figure out how to add the en-GCF2015 module to the rachelusb_32EN so that it’s recognized.

I’m anxious to learn the answer.

If you edit the index.html page on RACHEL-USB to include a links to en-GCF2015 (which you would add to the modules folder) you should be all set.

Hi Jeremy,

this is the amount of code in index.html to load Wikipedia for Schools, so what needs to be added to index.html for en-GCF2015?

<form action="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/search.html" target="content">
    <input type="text" name="terms" value="" autocomplete="off">
    <input type="submit" value="Search Wikipedia">

<a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/index.htm" target="content"><img src="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wfs_logo_smooth.jpg" alt="Wikipedia for Schools"></a>

<h2><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/index.htm" target="content">Wikipedia for Schools</a></h2>

<p>This curated selection of articles from Wikipedia can be used offline by
school children around the world. 6000 articles, 26 million words and 50,000
images make Wikipedia for Schools a rich and safe resource for teaching,
learning, and research.</p>

<ul class="triple">
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Art.htm" target="content">Art</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Business_Studies.htm" target="content">Business Studies</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Citizenship.htm" target="content">Citizenship</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Countries.htm" target="content">Countries</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Design_and_Technology.htm" target="content">Design and Technology</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Everyday_life.htm" target="content">Everyday life</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Geography.htm" target="content">Geography</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.History.htm" target="content">History</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.IT.htm" target="content">IT</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Language_and_literature.htm" target="content">Language and Literature</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Mathematics.htm" target="content">Mathematics</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Music.htm" target="content">Music</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.People.htm" target="content">People</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Portals.htm" target="content">Portals</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Religion.htm" target="content">Religion</a></li>
    <li><a href="modules/wikipedia_for_schools/wp/index/subject.Science.htm" target="content">Science</a></li>

Hi Larry – this stuff just provides links to content, so you can choose how much you want to show on the homepage. If you look around for html intro’s, there are good explanations for what these parts are.

The easiest thing to do is to take the text from within the file index.htmlf from within en-GCF2015 (or whatever modules you want to add) and everywhere the text of index.htmlf says <? php echo $dir ?> replace that fragment with modules/en-GCF2015

This file exists as index.htmlf within en-GCF2015

<a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/index.html"><img src="<?php echo $dir ?>/GCFlogo.png" alt="GCF"></a>
<h2><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/index.html">GCF</a></h2>
<p>Hundreds of high-quality illustrated articles and videos focusing on
   technology, job training, reading, and math skills, produced by the
   Goodwill Community Foundation.
<ul class="triple">
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/careerplanning.html">Career Planning</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/computers.html">Computers</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/devices.html">Devices</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/digitalskills.html">Digital Lifestyle</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/emailbasics.html">Email Basics</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/everydaylife.html">Everyday Life</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/internet.html">Internet Basics</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/jobsearch.html">Job Development</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/macos.html">Mac OS Basics</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/math.html">Math Basics</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/money.html">Money</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/office2000.html">Office 2000</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/office2003.html">Office 2003</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/office2007.html">Office 2007</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/office2010.html">Office 2010</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/office2013.html">Office 2013</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/officeXP.html">Office XP</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/openoffice.html">OpenOffice</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/onlinesafety.html">Online Safety</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/photosandgraphics.html">Photos and Graphics</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/reading.html">Reading</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/socialmedia.html">Social Media</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/usingthecloud.html">Using the Cloud</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/windows.html">Windows</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo $dir ?>/content/workplaceskills.html">Workplace Skills</a></li>

Replace <?php echo dir ?> with modules/en-GCF2015