LinuxPlanet: Generation LinuX, Part 2--Web Research
Mar 30, 2006, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)
"Every kid should learn that invaluable skill of finding
information on the Web. Mentoring, books, magazines, and other
resources provide phenomenal content to today's kids. Better make
sure that they can tap that huge information gold mine known as the
"In spite of the Web's ubiquity and pervasiveness, I'm troubled
that many kids have not learned how to take advantage of this
tremendous tool. It sounds silly. Some kids think a browser's URL
address box and Google are the same thing. I know adults who have
that problem, too.
"Nobody gets around to showing a kid how to effectively use the
Web. Web research is a participation sport. They can't get in the
game if they don't know how (or why) to play..."