6. It’s the first place I go when I am
looking for knowledge, or I want to
7. Rather than running the risk of
having our students become
quot;walking encyclopedias,quot; we
need to teach them how to
8. Knowledge alone is NOT enough.
9. What’s Ahead…
• Wikipedia on Wikipedia
• New Literacies
• 10 ideas for using
10. The Five Pillars of Wikipedia
1. Wikipedia is
11. The Five Pillars of Wikipedia
must have a
neutral point of
12. The Five Pillars of Wikipedia
3. Wikipedia is
free content that
anyone may edit.
13. The Five Pillars of Wikipedia
4. Wikipedia has
a Code of
Civility / Maturity / Responsibility
Respect your fellow Wikipedians!
14. The Five Pillars of Wikipedia
does not have
besides the five
15. General Disclaimer
WIKIPEDIA MAKES NO
16. What Wikipedia is NOT
A paper encyclopedia A guidebook
A dictionary A textbook
A publisher of original A crystal ball
A list of FAQs, plot
A soapbox summaries, lyrics, statisti
cs, or news reports
A repository of links
17. WHO ARE THESE Wikipedians?
Wikipedians are people who write and
edit the pages for Wikipedia.
Anyone can be a Wikipedian -- including
you. Just click the edit link at the top of
Currently, 9.2 million+ named accounts
18. This is where the REAL
This is as far as Your chance to share
most people get. your knowledge.
19. Researching With Wikipedia
You should not use only
Wikipedia for primary research
(unless you are writing a paper
20. Researching With Wikipedia
Always be wary of any one
Encyclopedias are secondary
For Truth With
22. Featured Content
The BEST that Wikipedia has to offer
36. 1. WIKIPEDIA ON TRIAL
• Determine the quot;crimequot; first by having the
group generate a list of reasons why
Wikipedia might be on trial.
• Students play the roles of prosecutors,
defense attorneys, jury members, witnesses,
and the judge.
37. 2. EVALUATE
Create an evaluation tool for
examining the quality of a
38. 3. Socratic Seminar
•How is Wikipedia an example of Collective
•What qualifies a person as an quot;expertquot; - in Wikipedia
and in life?
•What hidden purposes might there be for putting
information in Wikipedia? Are they ethical?
39. 4. Wikipedia:Portal
Portals are pages intended to serve as quot;Main
Pagesquot; for specific topics or areas.
They are meant for both readers and editors
of Wikipedia, and should promote content
and encourage contribution.
40. 5. Expanding a Stub
41. 6. Debate A Wikipedia Policy
Using formal debate rules, hold a
debate on creating a school policy
for or against the use of Wikipedia in
Traditional Paper Encyclopedias
Knol from Google
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
43. 8. Find Inaccurate Information
Challenge students to right the wrongs of
However, do not encourage them to “write”
the wrongs of Wikipedia.
44. 9. Track History
View the history of an article when events
of historical nature are taking place to see
how quickly the entry is updated.
45. 10. Create / Edit
Create / Edit the Wikipedia entry for your
School, Community, or Organization
46. Critical Responsible
The Less You Share,
The Less Power You Have.
48. One thing is
clear. We don’t
have the option
of turning away
from the future.
No one gets to
vote on whether
going to change
The Road Ahead
49. THEIR STUDENTS AND WITH
COLLEAGUES AROUND THE WORLD.
TODAY IT IS LESS ABOUT STAYING AHEAD
AND MORE ABOUT MOVING AHEAD AS
MEMBERS OF DYNAMIC LEARNING
COMMUNITIES. THE DIGITAL-AGE
TEACHING PROFESSIONAL MUST
DEMONSTRATE A VISION OF
TECHNOLOGY INFUSION AND DEVELOP
THE TECHNOLOGY SKILLS OF OTHERS.
THESE ARE THE HALLMARKS OF THE
NEW EDUCATION LEADER.”
—Don Knezek, ISTE CEO, 2008
50. The illiterate of
the 21st Century
will not be those
who cannot read
but those who cannot
LEARN, UNLEARN AND