Image Conscious: how teens search the web

Today I’m giving a presentation at Internet Librarian International about my research into how teens and pre-teens search the web for information. They seem to take a much more visual approach to reading information narrative than I do. A significant proportion browse through picture search to discover the text around images This obviously has big implications for how school librarians approach the job of helping them search better for the things they really need to know. Should we adapt our strategies to focus on helping them enhance their browsing techniques rather than trying to impose our way of doing it through developing advanced key-wording skills?

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