All Blog Posts Tagged 'wikipedia' (3)

Wikipedia Is NOT Wicked!

Hi, My name is Gwyneth and I use Wikipedia every day.

There, I said it. Somehow that's pretty freeing! Wikipedia is NOT a dirty word. We're doing a disservice not teaching our kids HOW to use it and how to cite it...as in - ummm selectively & with forethought. Sadly, I don't believe teachers & college professors are ready to wrap their mind around or…

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Added by gwyneth jones on November 12, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Wikipedia and Its Use in Education



Wikipedia is being used by all levels of students in education. Many people wonder how this free online information service affects the subject knowledge of students.



This also raises questions about the accuracy of the information in Wikipedia, since the database of information has been placed online by the general public and not from a source such as Encyclopedia Britannica.



The reality is that Wikipedia has been accessed heavily by Internet users. Out of… Continue

Added by David Wetzel on September 16, 2008 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Kids, copyright, and open ed - one of the biggest learning experiences of the year

This week I had one of my best classroom experiences of the year. I had the opportunity to teach a bunch of middle school kids about copyright and open ed.



It was an incredibly active and engaging discussion, and I learned as much as they did.



A summary of my observations is below. (cross posted from my Mobile Musings blog)



Here is the lesson plan and accompanying resources if anyone wants to use them:…

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Added by Karen Fasimpaur on May 16, 2008 at 2:29pm — 2 Comments

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