On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:13 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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.

Hopefully not!

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