Submissions/Wiki Editing in the High School Classroom
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This is an open submission for Wikimania 2011.
- Review no.
- Title of the submission
- Wiki Editing in the High School Classroom
- Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
- Author of the submission
- Mina Theofilatou
- E-mail address or username
- Country of origin
- 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?
- Slides or further information (optional)
- Poster in A1 format
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