May. 9, 2012

Why More Schools Aren’t Teaching Web Literacy—and How They Can Start

Fourteen years after writing Teaching Zack to Think, there is still no Internet skill more critical than Web literacy. However, simply teaching students to be able to search for and validate information is not enough. The ever-growing amount of information on the Web and the immediate access to experts and peers from around the world create great opportunities for thoughtfully organizing and expanding upon learning.

Alan November and Brian Mull have recently written an article titled Why More Schools Aren’t Teaching Web Literacy—and How They Can Startwhich now appears on the eSchool News site and discusses a three-part framework for making sure students are Internet savvy.

You are invited to read this article and share your thoughts and questions here.

One Response to “Why More Schools Aren’t Teaching Web Literacy—and How They Can Start”

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  1. Dee Porter says:

    Great article! I’m looking forward to the next one. Reading this reminds me to use your quiz as a pre and post assessment for my teachers and students to end this year and begin the next. http://novemberlearning.com/resources/information-literacy-resources/i-information-literacy-quiz/

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