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Think Wikipedia Isn’t Useful to Students? Think Again

Here’s a nice infographic showing facts and information about Wikipedia. A couple of things really caught my attention:

  1. 8 out of 10 students turn to Wikipedia for their first source of research.
  2. Fewer teachers are banning Wikipedia from being used for research.
  3. 56% of students will halt research if little information is found on Wikipedia.
As educators, we need to help students become better researchers, showing them that while Wikipedia is a resource, it is not the end-all-be-all and should be thought of as such. Most teachers require several sources to be used while doing research and Wikipedia is the king of citing other sources at the bottom of every page. This makes Wikipedia a great starting point for any research, not an ending point.

Wikipedia
Via: Open-Site.org

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U.S. Education vs. the World

The following info-graphic from USC Rossier Online shows an interesting comparison between educational spending and test performance of the U.S. and 12 other countries. It seems like throwing money at a problem is not always the road to success…

Mac vs. PC

As our school struggles with platform choice and I am soon to begin using a Macbook Pro (the last time I had a Mac was 1996), I think this infographic from Hunch Blog is rather interesting.

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