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Wikibooks

  1. 1. By Mary Fedanzo-Dudley WIKIBOOKS.ORG
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Section #1 -What is wikibooks.org? </li></ul><ul><li>Section #2 -What is the history? </li></ul><ul><li>Section #3 -How can teachers benefit? </li></ul><ul><li>Section #4 -How can students benefit? </li></ul><ul><li>Section #5 -How might I use this? </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Section #1 <ul><li>What is Wikibooks.org? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone in the country who can access the internet can use wikibooks.org. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is available in multiple languages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikibooks.org is a collection of open-content textbooks that anyone can edit. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Section #2 <ul><li>What is the history? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikibooks.org went online on July 10 th , 2003. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikibooks.org is a sister project to wikipedia. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Section #3 <ul><li>How can teachers benefit from wikibooks.org? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers have used wikibooks.org as a class project to create a textbook. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A teacher can create their own textbook for their class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the best ways to learn about something is to teach it to someone else. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Section #4 <ul><li>How can students benefit from wikibooks.org? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a teacher created a book, the information provided would be exact for the students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are many resources available on the site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students could access their books for free. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Section #5 <ul><li>How would I use this site as a teacher? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a wide variety of information throughout the site from Kindergarten through college. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a elementary major, the following link would be useful in the classroom: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior:Bugs/Caterpillar/Butterfly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior:Dinosaurs/Tyrannosaurus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The websites have good information with pictures and further links. It would be helpful for research. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Wikibooks.org provides many resources. </li></ul><ul><li>The site can be used throughout the world. </li></ul><ul><li>A big negative of the site is that anyone can edit the books at anytime. This could lead to misleading information. </li></ul>

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