When I think of doing research online I get overwhelmed...and that worries me a bit because if I want to teach my kids how to navigate the web to find accurate information in an efficient way I need to be able to do that myself!!
In chapter 2 Beach describes some of the difficulties that arise when searching online - one of which is getting overwhelmed with the amount of hits one gets when using a search engine like Google or Yahoo. This made me think of the new Bing commercials I have seen on tv lately. I love how they show people having an "oral" search overload (like this link of a pregnant woman overloading on hits about what you can and can't eat when pregnant). It's funny because IT'S TRUE!!
And now I'm sad because I think I deleted by reflection relating the search methods to my fourth grade class...!!!
Summary: I think I wrote about kids trying to search out information online pertaining to Minnesota. It has been hard to find sites that are kid-friendly with relevant, factual information. If I have trouble searching for information online how can I help my students research effectively and efficiently?