Wikipedia has been a tough subject to deal with in the field of education. Students can be lazy about its use as a source of information, and educators often have a tough time finding a good way to communicate to students the nature of Wikipedia such that the students understand how they should treat it and view it as an information tool.View the Presentation
I put together a slideshow presentation about Wikipedia that tries to solve that problem. The goal was to provide educators with a simple, effective tool for educating students on the subject, drawing on students' critical thinking abilities, rather than trying to push an authoritative viewpoint on the subject. It's as much a presentation aimed at educators as it is for students, because I want educators to feel they have some solid ground to stand on when discussing Wikipedia with their students.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wikipedia...Awesome or Terrible?
This was recently posted on our PNAIS tech-share message board by Dylan Bennet at The Delphian School in Oregon. Graciously, he has offered to share it with all of us...