What's a Wiki?

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Lesley Arnold

So many of my students have been using Wiki sites for their research and bibliographies, that I thought it was time to say, “STOP IT!”
Seriously! A Wiki site is not a reliable source for valid information. All Wiki sites are created and edited by ANYONE. That’s right! ANYONE. Any person that has a computer and the internet can put information onto a wiki site. Wikipedia is an example of a wiki site in which many people can edit, collaborate, add and delete information. There are no actual “authors” of the content. For this reason wikis are not used in schools as a reliable resource for information. Oak Meadow, like most schools, does not accept their use.
However, it may be fun to participate in the process of a wiki. It is an evolving creation by many! Here is a link to get you started:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
 

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