Super Searchers Go to School: Sharing Online Strategies with K-12 Students, Teachers, and Librarians

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Using an expert interview approach to K-12 research, this book shares ideas from professional researchers on the improvement of teacher awareness of critical information skills and the importance of information fluency. How educators and librarians can intrude respectfully when research becomes a largely self-serving pursuit, what the developmental issues are in teaching searching, and what a best practice looks like are discused. Other topics covered include motivating learners to care about improving their searching skills, selecting high quality resources, and how to engage an entire community, including classroom teachers, administrators, and parents.

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"Super Searchers Go To School is a unique collection of 'thought provokers' from important thinkers in the field of information and technology literacy. Beyond philosophy to practicality, this book gives library media specialists and teachers the tools, techniques, hints, ideas, examples, methods, processes, and suggestions they need to enhance learning in an information-rich world for all students."  —Bob Berkowitz, Co-Creator of the Big6 Skills Approach to Information & Technology Skills Instruction and Big6 TurboTools
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780910965705
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: Super Searchers series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Kasman Valenza is a librarian and the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of Power Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged and is a regular contributor to Classroom Connect, VOYA, Learning and Leading with Technology, and School Library Journal. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Pam Berger : the information searcher - teaching teachers and librarians to search 15
Debbie Abilock : the importance of messing around and clumping (teaching our youngest searchers) 27
Marjorie Pappas : the role of process 47
David Barr : knowledge, skills, and attitudes for successful searching 63
Deb Logan : finding the marbles, opening the geodes (helping learners understand through story) 85
Alice Yucht : searching as metaphor 101
Linda Joseph : advice from the cyberbee 117
Frances Jacobson Harris : thinking about innards : why infrastructure is important 131
Sue Fox : high school searching outside the library 149
Ken Haycock : from the administrator's perspective 161
Peter Milbury : how teacher-librarians should behave 177
Kathy Schrock : Web guide and diva 193
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