Monday, March 22, 2010

"Saving the Google Students"

Sara Scribner, a teacher-librarian in the Pasadena, California School District, wrote an excellent essay regarding the value of school librarians and information literacy instruction, published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, March 21st.

"Saving the Google students"

For the Google generation, closing school libraries could be disastrous. Not teaching kids how to sift through sources is like sending them into the world without knowing how to read.

By Sara Scribner

March 21 2010

The current generation of kindergartners to 12th graders -- those born between 1991 and 2004 -- has no memory of a time before Google. But although these students are far more tech savvy than their parents and are perpetually connected to the Internet, they know a lot less than they think. And worse, they don't know what they don't know.

The complete article can be viewed at:,0,764753.story

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