I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a very enjoyable day at Norwich School yesterday teaching year groups of 11, 12, 13 and 14 about internet search. As I normally teach adults, this was a bit of a departure for me, and although I had done it once before I was still a little uncertain. However, I very quickly understood why working with children can actually be really enjoyable. (Those readers who are parents, teachers, school librarians or other educators please do feel free to smile, nod or make any other passing remark that you'd like to!)
They were all really on top of the concepts, and I had some excellent questions - some more in depth than I often get when I teach adult groups. They were asking about excluding a range of synonyms from searches, legality of websites, responsibility of people making material available, the role and concept of privacy and so on. Each lesson was about an hour and I probably taught about 250-300 children by the end of the day, and then I did a twilight session with members of staff where we looked at a variety of real time media resources that they might want to use in their lesson plans.
It was a really fun day, so my thanks to Mrs Cheryl Wood for arranging it!