‘For children searching the internet is like riding a roller coaster in an amusement park. How to choose one’s own route and get useful hits when searching? How to avoid delay and distraction? How to distinguish between nonsense and reliable resources? It’s hard for adults, but even harder for children.’ Children’s Information – Who Cares? By Maarten Sprenger
Maarten Sprenger is the author of a recently published book for children and adults about searching for valuable information online (in Dutch: Slim zoeken op internet). He has extended experience in teaching about online search and also maintains a search engine especially for children: 8-12.info. On the conference Society of the Query #2 he talked about search engines for children and online search from an educational perspective.
For the Society of the Query resources collection, Maarten Sprenger wrote an extensive participatory observation and literature review of best practices from the field of information literacy and educational information retrieval by children aged 8 to 12 years. It is available on the Society of the Query website. Read, discuss and share your thoughts!