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Super Searchers Go to School: Sharing Online Strategies with K-12 Students, Teachers, and Librarians

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Super Searchers Go to School: Sharing Online Strategies with K-12 Students, Teachers, and Librarians

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* * * * Super Searchers Go to School: Sharing Online Strategies with K-12 Students, Teachers, and Librarians by Joyce Kasman Valenza ISBN: 0-910965-70-6 Published: 2005 Pages: 255 pp.; softcover Price: $24.95

Available from: Information Today, Inc., 143 Old Martton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055; 800/300-9868; www.infotoday.com

Although this book's title specifies K-12 grades (kindergarten through the end of secondary school), it actually applies to students of all ages. I work with adults and find many of the same issues cropping up again and again. Number one: Students think they are expert searchers. How do you overcome that attitude and help students learn to use new tools and to critically analyze retrieved materials?

This is what this wonderful book is all about-sharing teaching and learning strategies. Unlike many of the previous books in the series, this one focuses less on tools and more on planning, although a number of search tools are mentioned and listed in the appendix to the book. However, there are many more reference works-books, journals, and teaching tools listed than actual search resources.

The author, a school librarian, columnist, and author of two previous books and many articles, interviewed 12 experienced teacher/librarian/technologists to find out how they encourage their students, young or old, to learn. …

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