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Sharing the Children's Museums Treasures: Lessons Learned

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Sharing the Children's Museums Treasures: Lessons Learned

  1. 1. Sharing The Children’s Museum’s Treasures<br />A MAP Wikipedia Project<br />
  2. 2. The Idea<br />MAP students will…<br /><ul><li> Develop research skills through the investigation of museum resources.
  3. 3. Contribute content to Wikipedia & become involved in a 21st century collaborative online environment.</li></ul>Proposed outcomes:<br /><ul><li> TCM will have their iconic objects represented in Wikipedia.
  4. 4. A worldwide audience will be able to learn about the objects in-depth.</li></li></ul><li>The Process<br />WELCOME<br />ACTIVITIES<br />SHARE<br />TEAMS<br />BREAK<br />
  5. 5. The Treasures<br />Photo by Aaron Bernstein<br />Flickr photo by user nicolernorman<br />
  6. 6. Meaning Mapping<br />“What do you think or know about Wikipedia?” <br />
  7. 7. Findings<br />Reliability & Accessibility<br /><ul><li>19 students now believe Wikipedia to be more reliable.
  8. 8. 7 pointed out the importance of citations.
  9. 9. 2 “experimented” with its accuracy (both were satisfied).
  10. 10. 1 felt Wikipedia to be less reliable after now being wary of sources.
  11. 11. 4 commented on the Wikipedia community & global accessibility.</li></ul>Wikipedia in the Classroom<br /><ul><li>10 pointed out their teachers’ dislike of Wikipedia.
  12. 12. 5 of these students made a point to disagree with their teachers’ views.</li></ul>Ease of Use<br /><ul><li>7 mentioned the difficulty in contributing or the intricacy of the process.
  13. 13. 2 found Wikipedia easy due to the guides within Wikipedia.</li></li></ul><li>Student Feedback<br />“I like the idea that what we accomplish as a team will be on the web for anyone with internet access and a computer to see.”<br />Strengths<br /><ul><li>Authenticity/ Importance
  14. 14. New skills & information
  15. 15. Motivation</li></ul>Weaknesses<br /><ul><li>Rotations
  16. 16. Bi-Weekly schedule
  17. 17. Imbalance of work load</li></ul>“This project is definitely the most legit project that we've ever done.”<br />“This project was a great learning experience. It was also a very hard challenge and helped us find the qualities we ourselves are good at. It taught us how to use Wikipedia and how to make articles that can be helpful in the future.“<br />
  18. 18. Outcomes<br />

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