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WWW Motivation Mining: Finding Treasures for Teaching Evaluation Skills (Grades 1-6)

Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

WWW Motivation Mining: Finding Treasures for Teaching Evaluation Skills (Grades 1-6)

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WWW Motivation Mining: Finding Treasures for Teaching Evaluation Skills (Grades 1-6) by Marilyn P. Arnone and Ruth V Small. 1999. Linworth Publishing, Inc. 480 East Wilson Bridge Road, Suite L, Worthington, OH 43085.253 pp. ISBN: 0-938865-88-9. Softcover, $39.95.

As more and more children use the Web in classrooms to locate resources, evaluating Web sites and information is becoming a skill even more crucial to the learning process. In today's world, "learning" will no longer end after the school years. Being information-literate is something children can take with them into adulthood and the workplace.

Recognizing this, the authors have written a book for elementary and middle school teachers and librarians who work with students on their information literacy skills. They have selected a "mining" analogy because the tools and ideas presented in the book help students "mine" quality Web sites and sift out the "gold" from the "pyrite." First, a definition of "motivation mining" is provided to help readers understand the structure of the chapters and exercises. …

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