Wikipedia is a free, web-based and collaborative multilingual encyclopaedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. This search engine can be edited by people around who have significant information to add to the topic at hand.
My year 4/5 class are currently completing a claymation unit at school, I therefore looked up claymation on Wikipedia and found some interesting facts to pass on to my students such as technique, production, types and history. This is a great site to show the students the history of claymation and where it originated from.
Wikipedia is an easy search engine to navigate through for students and can be used in many different areas of learning. An example of this could be getting the students to research their unit of work (claymation) and writing about the history and different aspects of claymation.
Wikipedia is a great tool for students to use to gain knowledge on a particular topic. It is easy to use and has accurate up to date information for students to call upon.
wikipedia, claymation, 2009, viewed on 18 August 2009, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claymation