Our “Tech-Savvy” Students aren’t as savvy as we thought

From eSchool News, Justin Appel, Assistant Editor, says,

“Despite the assumption that today’s students are tech-savvy, many fall short in demonstrating the information literacy skills necessary for success in college and the workforce, a new report says. The report comes from an evaluation of responses from students nationwide to an information-literacy assessment tool developed by the nonprofit ETS.” (November 2006)


2 thoughts on “Our “Tech-Savvy” Students aren’t as savvy as we thought

  1. I could only read the first part of the article, but yes, it is very interesting. And no, not so very surprising. However, I think that as educators we need to begin working with students at an early age (4th, 5th, 6th?) to help them determine the legitimacy of sources online, and how to utilize what they already know in terms of software, etc.

  2. I completely agree with you, Amy. In fact, in our session on Monday, I had hoped we would have had some time to discuss the issue of ‘discernment.’ There’s so much information available, and we did talk about the fact that you can spend hours just searching for information. But how do we teach students to find valid, reliable information? That’s going to be addressed in this blog, too!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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