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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 Web.

"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..."

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