Linda W. Braun is an education technology consultant with LEO: Librarians & Educators Online. She provides training and consulting to schools, libraries, and other educational institutions on how to integrate technology successfully. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where she teaches courses on Web development and teen services. Linda has written books for ALA Editions, Neal-Schuman, Libraries Unlimited, and Information Today. She is also a TAG Team Tech columnist for Voices of Youth Advocates, and was blog manager for YALSA from 2006 through 2009.
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Here’s a new twist on teaching teens critical information literacy skills: integrating Web sites already popular with young adults into teaching and programming. Linda Braun shows how teachers and librarians can use these sites to teach math, science, language arts, and social studies, as well as basic information literacy skills. This unique guide includes lesson plans, activity sheets, and templates in four sections: arts and entertainment (including music and movies); shopping; the quest for self-definition (incorporating the use of discussion boards, mailing lists, and chat rooms); and sports. These creative plans offer the tools needed to teach 12 to 18 year olds new ways to locate, evaluate, and use Internet resources successfully. Each section has three parts beginning with an overview, then lesson plans and activity sheets, followed by a list of selected resources, both print and online. Here is how to connect specific popular Internet resources to information literacy skills for teens. The connections it is possible to make between the Internet resources teens use and the regular curriculum will surprise you –and help to improve your teaching and services.