IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Fall 2020 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.
A comprehensive understanding of the internet is vital for the savvy user. While children today have grown up using the internet, they usually have little exposure to how it actually works.
This workshop covers subjects such as URLs, protocols, the deep web, and databases to explain how the Internet functions, with a focus on the topic of media literacy using examples of classroom activities that will help students question what they see, decipher headlines, and use close reading skills to determine bias and trickery.
Ms. Mannon is currently the certified Library Media Specialist at Goffstown High School. She is also a certified Technology Integrator. She has worked in the field of library and information sciences for 25 years, formerly running her own archives consulting firm, and working in public libraries and museums in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Ms. Mannon holds a Master’s Degree in library science from Simmons College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State University. She has a passion for teaching information literacy skills, aiming to help students wade through the overabundance of information to think critically and responsibly. Ms. Mannon has written several books and articles on varied information topics. Her most recent publication is a collaborative chapter for Elsevier Publishing entitled “The New Hampshire Human Library Project: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges by Engaging Communities of Learners.”