Are you old enough to remember when doing research at school meant opening up incredibly boring encyclopedias or, even worse, flipping through your library’s card catalogue? Well, American kids these days don’t have to put up with such indignities as they’re turning to more modern tools to help them write research papers. The Pew Internet and American Life Project has conducted a survey of over 2,400 middle school and high school teachers showing that 94% of teachers said their students were “very likely” to use Google to conduct research while 75% said the same of Wikipedia. Meanwhile, just 18% of teachers said their students were very likely to consult textbooks and only 12% said their students were very likely to use other kinds of printed books.
Google, Wikipedia Top List of Research Tools for Students
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).