Teaching in Wikiland An Introduction to Using Wikis in the Classroom By Aubri Keleman Teaching in Wikiland Objectives: Introduce wikis and present Wikis as information sources Wikis as professional tools for teachers Ideas for using wikis with students What is a Wiki?
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An Introduction to Using Wikis in the Classroom
By Aubri Keleman
Introduce wikis and present
You can learn to use a wiki in 30-60 min.
There are several free sources for wikis.
What do you know about Wikipedia?
Most articles can be changed by anyone
Wikipedia has more than 3,210,000 articles
Wikipedia or Whackypedia…
Nature magazine carried out an expert-led
investigation of Wikipedia comparing it to
“The exercise revealed numerous errors in
both encyclopedias, but among 42 entries
tested, the difference in accuracy was not
particularly great: the average science entry
in Wikipedia contained around four
inaccuracies; Britannica, about three.”
(Giles, 2005, 1)
University of Buffalo professor Alex Havelis
created 13 errors on various posts of
Wikipedia. All were fixed within a couple of
During the tsunami, Wikipedia was called
“the most comprehensive source
on the web.”
Wikis support collaborative projects by:
Wikis in upper elementary school have been
used for collaborative writing:
Other ideas for wikis:
What can wikis do?
Teaching wiki ethics