Wikipedia editing workshops
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|Teaching to learn||With the great outdoors||Reaching more people||In all languages||I'm a volunteer too|
|Dumisani Ndubane taking about his use of Wikiversity for electrical engineering||Mike Cline talking about how he uses Wikipedia to extend his outdoor pursuits||Veteran maths teacher, Poongothai Balasubramanian uses Wikipedia to extend her teaching||Ganesh Paudel explaining how Wikipedia can be created in all languages||Founder, Jimmy Wales explaining the beginnings, and his role today|
|The Wikipedia Cheatsheet||Welcome to Wikipedia||Adding images||Ten Simple Rules||Using talk pages|
|This one-page quick reference helps you to remember the most frequently used wiki markup commands.||This 17-page guide covers creating a user account, editing basics, communication, and how articles evolve and are evaluated, and includes a quick reference to help you to remember frequently used wiki markup.||describes the types of images that can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and how to add an image to a Wikipedia article.||This editorial from PLoS Computation Biology focuses on how to contribute effectively as an expert, and is great for setting expectations before students begin editing.||Handout for Wikipedia Education Program participants teaching them how to use talk pages|
|Starting a sandbox article||Basic editing: bold and links||How to use a watchlist||How to use talk pages|
|How to start an a sandbox page to play around with wiki markup or start an article draft (2m 11s)||How to use the most basic features of wiki markup to create bold text and links to other pages (3m 37s)||How to use a watchlist to keep track of pages you are interested in or have edited (2m 10s)||How to interact with other editors using talk pages, including article talk pages and user talk pages (2m 30s)|
|Basic editing: citing sources||Citing sources with RefToobar||Uploading files to Wikimedia Commons|
|How to add citations using "ref" tags (2m 3s)||How to use the 'Cite' tool for inserting automatically formatted references (2m 24s)||Uploading files such as images to Wikimedia Commons, using the upload wizard (2 min 48 sec)|
|Article creation||Article improvement||Article assessments||Article evolution|
|A demonstration, recorded live, of how to create a Wikipedia article (7 min 50 sec)||A look at how to assess the shortcomings of an article and improve it (4m 22s)||An exploration of the standard article assessment system, with examples of each quality level (11m 30s)||A trip through the history of an article, from humble beginnings to Good Article status (6m 25s)|
- Wikipedia Training Manual - A collaboration between the State Library of Queensland and Wikimedia Australia
- The Impact of Wikipedia A series of powerful videos of people from around the world explaining how Wikipedia has impacted them
- Other projects under the Wikimedia Foundation including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikidata, MediaWiki.
- Featured content on Wikipedia Featured content is the best Wikipedia has to offer, via vigorous peer review. Presented by type: Featured articles · Featured lists · Featured pictures · Featured portals · Featured sounds · Featured topics
- Featured content on the other projects
- Good Article criteria
- Wikipedia in projects at schools and universities
- Best practices in assigning Wikipedia articles as coursework to students
- Robert E. Cummings: Are We Ready to Use Wikipedia to Teach Writing?, in: Inside higher Ed (March 12, 2009)
- Academic studies of Wikipedia
- Wikipedia Training for Educators
- Wiki markup quick reference – This one-page quick reference (included in the Welcome to Wikipedia brochure) helps you to remember the most frequently used wiki markup codes.
- References – This handout explains why references are important, what the expectations for sourcing on Wikipedia are, where to place references, and the basics of adding "ref" tags.
- Reference formatting – This handout explains in more detail how to create footnotes for citing sources, and how to cite the same source multiple times.
- How to get help – explains the recommended way to get help and feedback for classes supported by Wikipedia Ambassadors: by posting on their course talk page and notifying their mentor. It also includes a glossary of additional help resources students might use.
- Plagiarism – explains what plagiarism is on Wikipedia—including "close paraphrasing"—in addition to why and how to avoid it.
- Convert tables and charts to wiki code or image files - Here are some tools, resources, tips, and instructions for converting tables and charts to wiki code or image files. Most of the tools and resources are free.
- Why Wikipedians are the Weirdest People on the Internet (YouTube) – a humorous presentation by Wikipedian Steven Walling about the culture of Wikipedia and its editors.
- Wikipedia Vision – an animated map that highlights live edits from users around the world as they happen, demonstrating the global nature of the project.
- wikistream – a visualization showing a stream of edits to the most popular Wikipedia projects.
- Live feed of all edits – a feed that outputs every new change to English Wikipedia, demonstrating the pace of Wikipedia's evolution: 1–2 edits per second. Requires an IRC client to view.
- Wikipedia article traffic statistics – a tool for charting how many hits any given article gets, great for comparing different kinds of articles at different times, e.g., Genetics (in the school year) vs. (in the summer), or YouTube (with weekend spikes) and Simpsons (with spikes when new episodes come out). Students can also use it to see how many people are reading their articles over the course of the class (and beyond).
- Manypedia – a tool for comparing a specific Wikipedia page from a language edition Wikipedia (for example, English) with its equivalent page on another language edition Wikipedia (for example, Arabic), exploiting automatic translation and additional statistics about both pages such as number of edits and editors.
- WikiTrip – a tool for visualizing the animated evolution in time of two kinds of information about the Wikipedians who edited the selected page: their location in the world and their gender.
- Mapping Wikipedia - World map visualisations of Wikipedia editing activity