2009/3/26 Al Tally <majorly.w...@googlemail.com>:
> At school today I was busy admiring some of the work on the wall. The kids
> (year 2) had been working on important buildings, and one particular one on
> Buckingham Palace caught my eye. It went something like "Buckingham Palace
> is the official London residence of the British monarch.[1] Located in the
> City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal
> hospitality, and a major tourist attraction." (With the bolded text, and
> blue linked words, and the little 1 in superscript). Is blatant plagiarism
> really the sort of thing that should be displayed as "best" work on a
> primary classroom wall? Wikipedia is a great resource I think - as long as
> you know how to use it properly. If Wikipedia is to become a part of primary
> school life, those using it ought to be trained to use it properly.

While I wouldn't expect teachers to recognise the Wikipedia house
style as easily as we can, they should have been made suspicious by
the formatting! However, are you sure it was displayed as "best work"?
In primary school they generally put everyone's work on display.

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