Submissions/Wiki Editing in the High School Classroom

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This is an open submission for Wikimania 2011.

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179

Title of the submission
Wiki Editing in the High School Classroom
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
presentation
Author of the submission
Mina Theofilatou
E-mail address or username
User:Saintfevrier
Country of origin
Greece
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Evening High School of Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
I am a teacher of Computer Science and Technology at Secondary Education level, and I have been using Wiki technologies - mainly Greek Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons - as a teaching tool in the Computer lab and classroom. My presentation will be based on a poster titled "Why the High School Student Became a Wikipedia Editor", which is to be presented at a Science Teachers' Conference (Scientix Brussels) in May 2011. Our experience in wiki-editing since 2007 has shown that assiging and guiding high school students in writing articles and uploading multimedia content to wikimedia projects has numerous positive outcomes: the students become active participants in a universe of knowledge which is Wikipedia, and this helps them acquire a love for learning and builds self-esteem. I will also be presenting a guide that I have written in Greek exclusively for students and beginners in Wikipedia editing. The guide is available for download at http://mywikipedia.ellak.gr/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/mywikipedia-tetradio.pdf
Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
Knowledge and Collaboration
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
Poster in A1 format


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