The Internet and Information Skills: A Guide for Teachers and School Librarians
James E. Herring
Internet access is now the norm in both primary and secondary schools, and is available not only in the school library, but in computer rooms and classrooms. Increasingly, both teachers and school librarians recognize that information literacy is a key skill needed by today's pupils, who are tomorrow's workers in the knowledge economy. This title provides teachers and school librarians with the ability to exploit the Internet effectively both as a learning and a teaching resource; in particular to improve their skills in accessing the most relevant parts of the Internet to improve their teaching and provide suitable information sources to aid pupils' learning. It also offers a full understanding of information literacy and provides help with, and examples of, the most effective ways of teaching information skills to pupils. Chapters cover: the Internet: e-mail, listserv and the world wide web; how to use search engines effectively; evaluating websites; subject gateways for curricular subjects; information skills models - the PLUS model in schools; the PLUS model and the Internet; developing a school website; developing instructional websites - cooperation between the teacher and the school librarian; future developments; and examples of in-service training sessions.