Thursday, January 27, 2005

Internet Web-Searching Instructionin the Elementary Classroom:Building a Foundation for Information Literacy

Internet Web-Searching Instructionin the Elementary Classroom:Building a Foundation for Information Literacy. This essay is by Kafai, Yasmin & Bates, Marcia J. It was publsihed in School Library Media Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 2, Winter 1997, p. 103-111.

From the site:

The growing Internet accessibility for educational purposes has raised a range of issues regarding the means of integrating instruction in such information access with the students’ other learning experiences, the nature of the skills needed by children in support of developing information literacy, and the role of the school library media specialist in this instruction. The "SNAPdragon" project was created to investigate how elementary school children can interface with the Internet by asking them to build an annotated directory of World Wide Web sites for other children. Much was learned in this preliminary study of six elementary classrooms, grades one through six, about instructional arrangements, searching skills development, and critical thinking in relation to Internet use.

No comments: