Thursday, February 11, 2010

Week 5

Wikipedia Scanner

Wikipedia is a wonderful tool in my opinion. I often use it as a building block for some of my information when writing about certain topics, but follow up with a more credible source. Surprisingly, almost all the information I have researched on Wikipedia has been true when compared to other sources. Now with this new technology I'm eager to see who is changing information and what exactly they are changing.

Virgil Griffith's Wikipedia Scanner is amazing, but knowing information like that leads me to wonder. If these companies and big wig names are willing to change what we read about them, or what we know to be true, where will it stop? The first thought that popped into my mind when I read this article was the book by George Orwell called 1984.

What I've Learned This Year: by Mr. McClung

I highly suggest anyone who wishes to be a teacher in the future read this post. Everyone who read this and commented on it seemed to enjoy it very much. Some say its an amazing post, even magic as one comment said. Most of the readers look forward to more posts and i do as well. I agree entirely that this post is a great self reflection.

I think that Karla B had one of the best comments supporting his post. In her comment on Sept. 24, 2009, Karla said "It's never easy when you start a new job, and when a person who was a lifelong student, makes the transition to "teacher" we all THINK we know how to do it, when in reality we can't possibly fully understand until we DO IT."

1 comment:

  1. Matthew,
    Being an older student I had no idea that Wikipedia was changeable. I found this weeks blog enlightening. I have never read Orwell's book 1984, but after reading your post I am eager too check it out. Keep up the great work.