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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Librarians to hold workshops on web resources for research/homework.

District elementary librarians are holding a workshop for parents to let them know about online resources for students' research and homework. "TO GOOGLE OR NOT TO GOOGLE?*" is being held on two nights -- Thursday, January 27 at Travell Library Media Center or Wednesday, February 9 at the Ridge Library Media Center. Librarians will show parents how to access and use multiple resources to help with homework and research. Both programs begin at 7:00 PM. These are parent information/workshop sessions on the resources available to our communities through our school libraries, which can be accessed from home.

*I don't think it should ever be a question of whether or not "to Google." The real thing we need to teach our children is how to evaluate and navigate information, no matter which search engine or web resource they use. This sounds like an informative evening, though, especially for parents who might not spend a lot of time online themselves.

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