The basic premise of teaching with Wikipedia is rather than having students do assignments that only you see, they edit or create articles in Wikipedia around topics that you select to support the learning objectives of your class.
An assignment could be:
When students select Wikipedia articles to author or edit, they are identifying areas where their research can have real-world impact. Students also learn to distill complex academic research for a general audience. In order for their edits to stick, students are required by Wikipedia’s rigorous citation standards to provide reliable sources that support their research. Working with Wikipedia also improves digital literacy skills; including finding and evaluating quality online content, structuring information for a wide audience on a digital platform, and offering an introduction to the concept of coding language.
Wikipedia Education Foundation offers a lot of high quality, and freely available resources to support teachers who are using Wikipedia in their classrooms. These resources include:
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