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Teaching (and writing) with Wikipedia

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Alexa lists Wikipedia as the 7th most popular site in the world and the 6th most popular site in the United States. It’s bigger than any encyclopedia we’ve ever before seen.  Everyone uses it. Let’s just say, it’s important. So, doesn’t it make sense to spend a little time helping learners figure out how it […]

Wikipedia and JSTOR partner


In a Wikimedia blog post this week, Steven Walling shared news of an exciting partnership. JSTOR, that non-profit consortium-based database, beloved by high school and college students everywhere for its scholarly, authoritative content, will now provide the 100 most active Wikipedia editors with free access to the complete archive collections on JSTOR, including more than […]

Research and an infographic about research


Infographics are viral. In my own PLN, one of us discovers an infographic relevant to learning or libraries or research and it’s all over the edtech/library world in a matter of minutes.  And many of us are now using infographics as a student assessment. But, like political or commercial messages, infographics are carefully-crafted media messages.  […]

Wikipedia to go dark tomorrow in opposition to SOPA/PIPA

You may want to warn the kids about this. You may want to chat with them about it too.  (Read Digital Shift, ALA’s PIPA, SOPA and the OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide, and my previous post for background.) The official release from the Wikimedia Foundation: English Wikipedia to go dark January 18 in opposition to […]