About Wikipelli (after Kokopelli)
I am an educator - retired after teaching in public schools and universities for 35 years.
In my work with students and teachers, I spent a great deal of time concentrating on the importance of being critical users of information. I am a strong advocate for the use and development of Wikipedia as a resource with k-12 students. I would love to see librarians and teachers in the public schools embrace Wikipedia for what it is and what it can do for students. I would love to see us begin to develop editors in our schools! Sadly, we seem to be a long way from that.
The greater portion of my time on Wikipedia is reverting vandalism with Huggle or Twinkle. I also very much enjoy watching new editors contribs and welcoming them. I step in and offer what little help I can whenever possible and, knock wood, really haven't gotten into anything controversial yet.
I have an interest in genealogy and US History and seem to become hooked on creating articles for places on the National Register of Historic Places in areas of the country that interest me.
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