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Wikipedia for schools

Posted by rosiemacalpine on January 29, 2009

Many schools have a love-hate relationship with Wikipedia. They love the convenience and accessibility, but worry about students relying too much on an unchecked source. Teachers are also (rightly) concerned about students accessing inappropriate content.

Now Wikipedia has released a special free schools edition. You can browse through it online at http://schools-wikipedia.org/. All the entries have been verified and are based on reliable sources. You can also download it, host it on a school server, or burn it to DVD so students without internet access can still view it at home. It contains as much content as the traditional 20 volume encyclopaedia.

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