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94 Percent of Teachers Say Students Equate "Research" With Using Search Engines

Publication: Search Engine Land
Date: November 2, 2012

Summary: Author Matt McGee reports that most teachers say students equate "research" with using search engines from a new study, "How Teens Do Research in the Digital World," by the Pew Internet Project, the College Board, and the National Writing Project. Thus, teachers are putting emphasis on teaching students how to effectively evaluate information and improve search skills.


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With that in mind, the vast majority of teachers surveyed — 91 percent — say that a top priority in today's schools should be teaching students how to judge the quality of information. Many teachers even said that they've been spending class time talking to students about how search engines work, how to grade the reliability of online information and how to improve search skills.

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