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Wikipedia vs Britannica–the Results May Surprise You

26 Mar

This infographic from Open Site–Free Internet Encyclopedia came as a huge surprise to me. I, like many teachers I know, warn students against relying on Wikipedia as a primary source for research. Imagine my surprise when I read the information below, on the heals of Britannica ending publication of their renowned and historic encyclopedia.

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Via: Open-Site.org

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, an ISTE article reviewer, an IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.  Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for Kindergarten-Fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, a columnist for Examiner.com, an Amazon Vine Voice, Scribd Voice of the Week, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a tech-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher. Be sure to Follow her on Twitter or join her author communities on Goodreads and Scribd.


 

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  1. Valerie HNo Gravatar

    March 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I have loved the conversations with students about the veracity of Wikipedia. With so many eyes watching, mistakes can’t live for long. Great compilation of information. Thanks for sharing!