Tech-Time : How Wikipedia works


Wikipedia is an amazing resource, but it’s not always clear what helps to ensure that the articles are factual and high quality. This video discusses wiki technology and the policies that make Wikipedia work. We worked with the Wikimedia Foundation to ensure that it reflects Wikipedia’s values and practices. It teaches:

  • Why an online encyclopedia is needed
  • The basics of editing a wiki website
  • How volunteers work to ensure quality
  • The two big rules that govern every article

From http://www.commoncraft.com/video/wikipedia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2caBjGUXIdY

Tech-Time is a category on the Tech Teachers web site that consists of short videos of interest that a teacher can use to show to his/her class at the end of the day/cycle/lesson to generate discussion, inspire, create interest, inform or perhaps even help solidify some of the concepts being taught in CAT "theory".

I try find videos that I can use in my class and share them here on the web site in the category called Tech-Time. I hope you can use these videos too for your classes.

A folder with ALL featured Tech-Time videos in MP4 format is available in the Resources section


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