Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Wikipedia is a great resource in classrooms although the technology may only suit an older audience. As I am Primary trained I can see alot of issues arising from having students create and develop their own Wiki. It is not about ability but more about content. Wiki's would work wonderfully in a high school setting although there is merit in introducing primary students to this type of technology.

Wiki's are a great engagement tool there is no doubt and students would happily involve themselves in the tasks. There needs to be control about editing for example, a friend of mine went onto Wikipedia and searched for the Great Wall of China and someone had edited the page by saying the wall was built with weetbix. In saying that, if there is clear control of the Wiki page it can be successul in allowing students to be creative, exercise individuality and learn through their own learning style.

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