Thursday, August 27, 2015

Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Brittanica

"Wikipedia is about as good a source of accurate information as Britannica, the venerable standard-bearer of facts about the world around us, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature."



  1. Does this study change your opinion of Wikipedia as a source?
  2. Did you notice the year that the article on the study (above) was published?  Do you think Wikipedia has become more or less accurate since then?
  3. Summarize what Wikipedia says about itself in terms of reliability:

        N.B.  Everyday reference is different than academic research.  For more on how this difference applies to you (as a student):   Wikipedia:Academic use - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


          Thursday, August 20, 2015

          Basic Computer Maintenance

          Read both the articles linked above.
          In a comment below, answer the following questions based on the information in the articles:

          1.  What activities did you already know how to do on your computer?

          2.  What did you learn from reading the articles that you didn't know before?

          3.  In your opinion, what is the most valuable advice in each article?

          Monday, August 10, 2015

          NASA just released an incredible video of the far side of the moon - Vox

          NASA just released an incredible video of the far side of the moon - Vox:

          'via Blog this'

          1.  What are your thoughts about this article?
          2.  Were you familiar with how the moon's orbit works?
          3.  Summarize in your own words why we are not ever able to see the dark side of the moon from the earth.