From School Librarian
to "Information TeAchnician"
A hands-on workshop designed for the
In the "Information Age", school library media centers play a dynamic and
evolving instructional role as students learn to access, evaluate, analyze
and synthesize information from a variety of formats. Discussions of information
technology frequently focus on data, hardware and infrastructure as if
these tools alone will automagically reform education to produce competent
lifelong learners. Experienced educators know that we must add an "A" to
"tech"; technology in isolation ignores the "a" in "teAch". School librarians
have the professional training and expertise to guide information processing
learning activities: call them "information
TCEA Conference ~ February 5, 1997
Table of Contents
Learning About the Internet
Locating Information on the Internet
Guides to Research
Webcrawler is popular with students
because it features a simple search form which is easy to use.
Lycos is named after a quick and
agile ground spider.
Excite searches full text.
Multithreaded Search Engines
allows searching several sources simultaneously.
Metacrawler is highly configurable,
similar to Savvy Search, and verifies and collates the results.
Evaluating Educational Web Sites
Resources for Library/Media Specialists
Incorporating Technology in Instruction
Issues Affecting Internet Use in Schools