I refuse to use Wikipedia as a source in anything I write. I do use it to find a starting place for my research. I know people who change things on wiki just for fun. Personally, I think that is ridiculous. I believe that the initial intention of the site was to be educational, but it has turned into something that cannot be trusted. The fact that "anyone" can edit it should be the first red flag!
I found it interesting that you can't really hide anything on the internet because almost everything can be traced by IP addresses. I know people get frustrated when some "wise guy" comes along and either deletes the true facts or adds in pointless knowledge, but they need to realize that it comes with an open access site. If anyone can change it, than almost anyone will. So, wither lock it so it cannot be changed or be prepared to change it back multiple times.
"What I've Learned This Year" By Mr. McClung
Mr. McClung wrote a wonderful post about what teachers often forget in a classroom. He gives great pointers including my favorite "NO LESSON IS EVER PERFECT. THE LESSON YOU TEACH AND THE ONE YOU PLAN ARE ALWAYS DIFFERENT." Everything happens for a reason, and what cannot be covered one day can always be covered the next. What's important is a students understanding of the material that is gone over. If a child cannot comprehend what you are saying then you need to fix it, another point made by Mr. McClung. He did a great job just reminding educators to listen to their students and be willing to learn something new everyday. I'm so glad I was assigned this post to read, and I will definitely be sharing it with teachers and tutors that I know.