Teen Thought Process
Sometimes Upper School students will need a little help with organization or time management.
At other times, teens will experience overwhelming stress.
Parents stress over the conundrums arising from raising 21st century education.
21st Century Education
Information Literacy Skills Unveiled
What Students Don't Know
From: The Erial Project: Inside Higher Ed:by Steven Kolowhich, August 2012
The majority of students -- of all levels -- exhibit significant difficulties that ranged across nearly every aspect of the search process.
Students tend to overuse Google and misuse scholarly databases.
Students mention Google 115 times as their first choice in research -- more than twice as many times as any other database.
Students prefer simple database searches to other methods of discovery,
Students generally exhibit “a lack of understanding of search logic” that often foils their attempts to find good sources.
The prevalence of Google in student research is well-documented.
Students are not very good at using Google.
- Students do not know how to build a search that returns good sources.
Students are basically clueless about the logic underlying how the search engine organizes and displays its results.
The Bowman McLean Library Complex provides access to a range of tools for our students' use, helping them organize their homework and research projects in many different ways.
· SMH Library Catalog
· Web 2.0 Tools
· Digital Research Tools
· Subscription Databases