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    DescriptionThe web is now an integral part of students' lives in school and in society, and they need to be ever more web alert in order to gain the most from their education. What teachers and teacher librarians badly need to help them achieve this is a professional tool that combines knowledge and use of the web, Web 2.0 tools and information literacy for schools. This book fulfils that need by providing a practical guide to using the web effectively in order to enhance learning and teaching in schools. It does this by focusing on the knowledge and skills needed by teachers and teacher librarians to be information literate web users and to develop these abilities in their students. It then focuses on using Web 2.0 tools to create learning resources for students which will develop them as reflective web learners as well as web users. Key areas covered include: * learning and teaching in today's schools * finding and using information on the web * evaluating websites * Web 2.0 and schools * information literacy * improving student use of the web * developing learning websites for student use * the next phase of ICT in schools. Set in a context of theory, this guide offers many examples of best practice in schools from a range of countries. Packed full with ideas which teachers and teacher librarians can use in their own schools, it is unique in providing a guide to the creation of learning websites, which combine subject learning, mediated resources for students, information literacy guidance (including effective web use), and student assignments. This much-needed book is a vital resource for teachers and teacher librarians, as well as being of strategic interest to school principals. It should be on the reading lists of all trainee teachers and librarians.

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    Improving Students' Web Use and Information Literacy
    A Guide for Teachers and Teacher Librarians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James E. Herring
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9781856047432
    ISBN 10: 1856047431

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JNV
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    BISAC V2.8: EDU039000
    Libri: I-XX
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM023000
    DC22: 371.3344678, 371.33/44678
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025050
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: ZA3075 .H477 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JNV
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Facet Publishing
    Imprint name
    Facet Publishing
    Publication date
    01 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    James E Herring PhD MA(Lib) MA(Hons) is a Lecturer in Teacher Librarianship at the School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia who teaches from his home in Scotland for most of the year. He is an internationally acclaimed authority on information literacy and ICT in schools.
    Review quote
    "This should be added to everyone's professional bookshelf and their library collections for others to access. More than one would be preferable in a school library so that those keen staff members who have been inspired by their teachers can take it, digest it and use it." - Access "...well laid out and clearly written...a valuable resource...I would recommend this book to librarians, teachers and school managers who want to ensure their students have the information skills they will need in today's society." - New Library World "Each well-structured chapter follows the same format stating clearly its scope, with individual introductions followed by helpful headings, and completed with conclusions re-emphasising the coverage, supported by lists of references. There is of course a comprehensive index, and the chapter references are compiled together to form the bibliography, which in itself makes for an interesting read...here is a book that should be passed around the staffroom to various members whether they are practitioners and teachers or those deciding on the curriculum content." - eLucidate
    Table of contents
    1. The big picture: learning and teaching in today's schools 2. Finding and using information on the web 3. Evaluating websites 4. Web 2.0 and schools 5. Information literacy 6. Improving student use of the web 7. Developing learning websites for student use - design and tools 8. Developing learning websites for student use - content 9. The next phase of ICT in schools.