Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wikipedia for Schools

Thanks to a comment left on the blog post Wikipedia Beneath the Surface I learned about Wikipedia for Schools. Wikipedia for Schools is a checked, static version of thousands of Wikipedia articles. The articles have been checked for accuracy and suitability for school use. Wikipedia for Schools can be viewed online or downloaded as a complete volume for offline use.

Applications for Education
Wikipedia for Schools could be a good reference resource for teachers who are reluctant to allow students to use Wikipedia for research. Being able to download the entire contents enables students to access the information regardless of Internet access.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Simple English Wikipedia
Placeopedia - Wikipedia and Google Maps
Visual Wikipedia - Videos and Diagrams to Match Wikipedia

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