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This is a presentation I gave to the Marlborough Boys College/Marlborough Girls College Cluster teachers only day. It is divided into four sections: ...

This is a presentation I gave to the Marlborough Boys College/Marlborough Girls College Cluster teachers only day. It is divided into four sections:
1. What is Wikipedia?
2. Why does Wikipedia matter?
3. Analysing the anatomy of an article
4. Projects in the classroom

The forth section needs expansion, to fulfill the title's promise.

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  • Teaching information literacy with Wikipedia Matt Lane [email_address] Thanks to Brianna Laugher ( http://tr.im/iMj9 ) Teachers Only Day April 9 2009 Marlborough Boys College/ Marlborough Girls College Cluster Blenheim
  • Agenda
    • What is Wikipedia?
    • Why does Wikipedia matter?
    • Analysing the anatomy of an article
    • Projects in the classroom
  • 1. What is Wikipedia?
  • 0.9. Wikimedia Foundation
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_foundation
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  • 1. What is Wikipedia?
    • Encyclopedia
  • 1. What is Wikipedia?
    • Encyclopedia
    • Online
  • 1. What is Wikipedia?
    • Encyclopedia
    • Online
    • Not-for-profit
  • 1. What is Wikipedia?
    • Encyclopedia
    • Online
    • Not-for-profit
    • Multi-lingual
  • 1. What is Wikipedia?
    • Encyclopedia
    • Online
    • Not-for-profit
    • Multi-lingual
    • Wiki
  • W ikipedia is a w iki Proper noun is a noun
  • What are media?
    • “ Tools used to store and deliver information”:
    • One to one
      • Voice, mail, telegrams, telephony, email
    • One to many (broadcasting)
      • Shouting, writing, books, newspapers, radio, film, television, websites
  • Media bottlenecks Voice Writing Newspapers Books Film Television/radio Website Voice box Scribes (-1439) Printing press (1439-) Publisher (Binders, distributors, bankroll) Film studio (Directors, producers, editors, film) Channel (Frequency) Web administrator Broadcast tool Bottleneck
      • “ ...not all technical innovations bring heretofore unimagined functionality… Some, and in my opinion the most valuable, take what 10% of the population had previously been able to do and make that capability available to 90% of the population. That’s what blogs and wikis have done. And this creates network effects"
    • - David Wiley
    The democratisation of media
  • Media bottlenecks? Voice Writing Newspapers Books Film Television/radio Website Voice box Scribes (-1439) Printing press (1439-) Publisher (Binders, distributors, bankroll) Film studio (Directors, producers, editors, film) Channel (Frequency) Web administrator Broadcast tool Bottleneck
  • 1. What is Wikipedia?
    • Encyclopedia
    • Online
    • Not-for-profit
    • Multi-lingual
    • Wiki
    • Free
  • 1. What is Wikipedia? Wikipedia is an online, not-for-profit, multi-lingual, free, wiki-encyclopedia
  • 2. Why does Wikipedia matter?
  • 2. Why does Wikipedia matter?
  • 2. Why does Wikipedia matter? 1. “If they’re going to do it, let’s make sure they do it safely”
  • 2. Why does Wikipedia matter? 2. The lessons we learn using Wikipedia are applicable to all information we encounter
  • 2. Why does Wikipedia matter? 2. The lessons we learn using Wikipedia are applicable to all information we encounter (=critical analysis)
  • 2. Why does Wikipedia matter? 3. Wikipedia is a useful resource
  • 2. Why does Wikipedia matter?
    • They’re going to use it
    • We can teach critical analysis
    • It’s a useful resource
  • 3. Analysing the anatomy of an article
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  • 3. Analysing the anatomy of an article
    • Article
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  • 3. Analysing the anatomy of an article
    • Article
    • Discussion
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  • 3. Analysing the anatomy of an article
    • Article
    • Discussion
    • Edit
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  • 3. Analysing the anatomy of an article
    • Article
    • Discussion
    • Edit
    • History
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  • Timestamp
  • User/IP
  • Edit summary
  • Edit summary
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  • 4. Projects in the classroom
  • 4. Projects in the classroom Checking references
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  • 4. Projects in the classroom Evaluating articles
  • 4. Projects in the classroom
    • Evaluating articles
    • Accuracy (checking references
    • Coverage
    • Depth
  • 4. Projects in the classroom Analysing the collaborative process
  • 4. Projects in the classroom
    • Checking references
    • Evaluating articles
    • Analysing the collaborative process
  • Teaching information literacy with Wikipedia Matt Lane [email_address] Thanks to Brianna Laugher Teachers Only Day April 9 2009 Marlborough Boys College/ Marlborough Girls College Cluster Blenheim