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ERIC Number: ED516642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 272
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-9109-6570-6
Super Searchers Go to School: Sharing Online Strategies with K-12 Students, Teachers, and Librarians
Valenza, Joyce Kasman
Information Today, Inc.
Twelve prominent K-12 educators and educator librarians share their techniques and tips for helping students become effective, life-long information users. Through a series of skillful interviews, Joyce Kasman Valenza--techlife@school columnist for the "Philadelphia Inquirer" and herself a tech-savvy high school librarian--gets the experts to reveal their field-tested strategies for working with student learners and educator peers. You'll discover techniques for teaching search tool selection, evaluating result lists and Web sites, deciding when to use a professional database or the Invisible Web, and much more. This is a must-read for any teacher, librarian, or parent whose aim is to equip students with the skills and habits they will need to succeed in an information-driven society. Contents include: (1) The Information Searcher--Teaching Teachers and Librarians to Search (Pam Berger); (2) The Importance of Messing Around and Clumping (Teaching Our Youngest Searchers) (Debbie Abilock); (3) The Role of Process (Marjorie Pappas); (4) Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes for Successful Searching (David Barr); (5) Finding the Marbles, Opening the Geodes (Helping Learners Understand Through Story) (Deb Logan); (6) Searching as Metaphor (Alice Yucht); (7) Advice from the Cyberbee (Linda Joseph); (8) Thinking About Innards: Why Infrastructure Is Important (Frances Jacobson Harris); (9) High School Searching Outside the Library (Sue Fox); (10) From the Administrator's Perspective (Ken Haycock); (11) How Teacher-Librarians Should Behave (Peter Milbury); and (12) Web Guide and Diva (Kathy Schrock). Referenced Sites and Sources are appended. An index is included. [Foreword by Doug Johnson and this book was edited by Reva Basch.]
Information Today, Inc. 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055. Tel: 609-654-6266; Fax: 609-654-4309; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A