In a well designed curriculum getting to "yes" in multiple ways or paths is better than forbidding an action. If the “Internet” is forbidden, students will still find some way access it and then will be turned in liars. If the school figures out a way to permit something, it can be more easily controlled. Saying "yes" indicates more trust than "no."
The author not only used a flawed source, he incorrectly cited the source, and did not even copy the correct numbers from the original article.
I LOVE your point of getting to YES. I am stealing that. LOL I truly see research in similar light as you do. Excellently posited. Bravo!
Diane Meyer Houston, TX
I agree- but the first thing I wanted to shout when I read your e-mail and post is: Databases aren't the same as "the Internet"!!! (not that you think they are, but our students and teachers often do) I spend a lot of time with both teachers and students reminding them that freely accessible websites are not the same as subscription databases and that the information in the databases COULD be found it a book/magazine/newspaper but my library isn't big enough and we don't have enough money to buy all of those resources so we allow them to see them via the databases. I know that this is a simplistic explanation, but It's the way I've chosen to go. In fact, I'm presenting on this to our PTO tomorrow night! Genevieve Gallagher Charlottesville, VA