Day 6 Wikipedia Intro - Minnesota Literacy Council

Day 6 Wikipedia Intro - Minnesota Literacy Council

Day 6 Wikipedia Intro Lets go over the pros and cons of using Wikipedia as a resource wiki (IPA: or ) 1. 2. In the Hawaiian language, the word "wiki" means "quick" Any website based on any kind of Wiki software which

enables users to quickly add to, edit and delete from the site's content. Wiki What? Wikipedia 3 heads are better than 1 Wikipedia: 2,025,000+ English articles There, their, or theyre? Correct mistakes easily (and indulge your

inner OCD grammarian) Free at last! Encourage democratic web content Many wiki sites are free Why Wiki? Anyone can create a Wiki Website options

www.wikispaces.com www.wetpaint.com www.pbwiki.com www.wikidot.com More than just Wikipedia Be careful when using Wikipedia Anyone can edit Not the most reliable source

Wikipedias Communication Officer said: "Wikipedia is a great resource for students to get a good overview of a topic, but it should not be cited in papers or exams since it is not an authoritative source," said Sandy Ordonez. Wiki-weary Wikipedia is great for finding a quick answer Do not use Wikipedia as a source for official document School Paper Work Report

Wikis can be great options if you are interested in creating a website You can use Wikipedia to find basic information for a source that might help you determine more key words for a search of reliable resources Takeaways

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