School Library Journal reports on a recent survey of 3 000 high school students. Student were asked about their use of Wikipedia, as well as their thoughts on plagiarism and libraries. The results are most interesting.
Feature article from The New York Times…
Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don’t want this thing to take over my classroom.” It was late June, a month before the first day of school. In a sixth-grade classroom in Greensboro, N.C., a dozen middle-school social-studies teachers were getting their second of three days of training on tablets that had been presented to them as a transformative educational tool. Every student and teacher in 18 of Guilford County’s 24 middle schools would receive one, 15,450 in all, to be used for class work, homework, educational games — just about everything, eventually.
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(Screenshot from RADCAB website)
As part of our Library Instruction programme at ESA we work with students on evaluating the quality of information available on the web. We teach something called the CARRDSS Approach, but there are many other systems (and acronyms) out there.
One really neat little one that I have recently come across is the RADCAB acronym. The creation of a school library Media Specialist, RADCAB comes with a great little website. Bookmark this site for easy reference.