I have used Wikipedia many times to find information and links that I have used in several presentations. But as an adult, I know the importance of questioning my sources of information. Many of our students are gullible and would accept any information as fact without bothering to check its accuracy.
Today I came across an excellent lesson plan about Wikipedia on the FactCheckEd website. There are student handouts, suggested activities, background information, and correlations to national standards-- AND this video from the Colbert Report entitled Wikiality:
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|The Word - Wikiality|
I think this is an important lesson and an important topic we need to address with our students.