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Wikipedia

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Spring 2010 presentation given to grades 5 and 6 to introduce students to Wikipedia. Provides and overview of what Wikipedia is, discusses how to evaluate an article, recommends best practices for using Wikipedia.

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  1. 1. WikiWikiWikiWiki by M. E. Shenefiel, 2010
  2. 2. WikiWikiWikiWiki by M. E. Shenefiel, 2010
  3. 3. What’s in a Name The name "Wikipedia" is a combination of two words
  4. 4. What’s in a Name The name "Wikipedia" is a combination of two words wiki
  5. 5. What’s in a Name The name "Wikipedia" is a combination of two words wiki encyclopedia
  6. 6. What’s in a Name The name "Wikipedia" is a combination of two words
  7. 7. What is Wikipedia
  8. 8. What is Wikipedia Wikipedia is “a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project” Anyone with Internet access can write and make changes to Wikipedia articles Most people write anonymously or under a pseudonym (false name)
  9. 9. Wikipedia Interface
  10. 10. Article Tab
  11. 11. Article Tab
  12. 12. Wikipedia Articles Gives you the information Provides links to related pages with additional information. Can contain alerts to let you know about problems with the articles Over 3,280,150 articles in English.
  13. 13. History Tab
  14. 14. Guess Who Edited This?
  15. 15. Who is this Contributor? ...and what makes them qualified to contribute to this article?
  16. 16. The Mystery Author is...
  17. 17. Mrs. Shenefiel The Mystery Author is...
  18. 18. The Mystery Author is... Mrs. Shenefiel
  19. 19. Discussion Tab
  20. 20. Discussion Tab
  21. 21. Discussion Tab Contains notes about the article’s quality Quality Scale May show groups to which the article belongs Shows discussions among contributors which help improve the article
  22. 22. Five Pillars of Wikipedia Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. Wikipedia has a neutral point of view. Wikipedia is free content that anyone can edit and distribute. Wikipedians should interact in a respectful and civil manner. Wikipedia does not have firm rules besides the five general principles presented here.
  23. 23. Wikipedia is... an encyclopedia It combines elements of encyclopedias, almanacs and gazateers It is not a soapbox, a dictionary , or a newspaper
  24. 24. Wikipedia is... an encyclopedia It combines elements of encyclopedias, almanacs and gazateers It is not a soapbox, a dictionary , or a newspaper
  25. 25. Wikipedia has... an neutral point of view Articles should not contain bias or personal views Information should be verified and sources should be cited
  26. 26. Wikipedia has... an neutral point of view Articles should not contain bias or personal views Information should be verified and sources should be cited
  27. 27. Wikipedia is... free content Anyone can edit any article Copyright laws should be respected No one owns the information contained in an article
  28. 28. Wikipedia is... free content Anyone can edit any article Copyright laws should be respected No one owns the information contained in an article
  29. 29. Before Using Wikipedia Articles Look for alerts on the article tab Check the discussion tab for quality rating Look at the history tab to see the when the article was last edited and who edited it
  30. 30. Best Practices Use Wikipedia for background information Use Wikipedia to find new keywords Use the “references” section to find other more reliable sources Make sure that you verify information in other reliable sources
  31. 31. Sources Wikipedia contributors. "Beverly Cleary." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 May. 2010. Web. 4 May. 2010. Wikipedia contributors. "Motion Picture Association of America film rating system." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 1 May. 2010. Web. 4 May. 2010. Wikipedia contributors. "Welcome to Wikipedia” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 May. 2010. Web. 4 May. 2010. Wikipedia contributors. "Wikipedia: Five Pillars” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 May. 2010. Web. 4 May. 2010.
  32. 32. Sources Wikipedia contributors. "Beverly Cleary." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 May. 2010. Web. 4 May. 2010. Wikipedia contributors. "Motion Picture Association of America film rating system." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 1 May. 2010. Web. 4 May. 2010. Wikipedia contributors. "Welcome to Wikipedia” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 May. 2010. Web. 4 May. 2010. Wikipedia contributors. "Wikipedia: Five Pillars” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 May. 2010. Web. 4 May. 2010.

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