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This Week's Barista: Sara Ballon, 5th Grade Teacher
September 8, 2015
You know you use it...why shouldn't your students?
I use Wikipedia all the time in my personal life, why am I so hesitant about encouraging its use in the classroom? I have always told my students that Wikipedia can be a decent place to start, but to never rely on it as a source for their bibliography.
Consider teaching how to use Wikipedia instead of avoiding it altogether. Jeff Utecht, an international educator I follow on his blogs and on Twitter, put together a convincing argument and some good (new to me!) information about how to read a Wikipedia page for research and reliability purposes. Wikipedia actually tells you how much you can trust the page in just one click. If you'd like to read the article, click below: