"...I asked my colleague why we should bring
an educator from America to talk to our teachers about the Internet. She handed me
David's book, Raw Materials for the Mind, and asked me to read
it. That night I sat down to scan through the first chapter and didn't put the book
down until I finished it at four or five the next morning."
Prof Po Choy Wong of the Chinese
University in Hong Kong
Introducing David Warlick at an address
in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, China
"I took time from my 'Bonnie (the hurricane)
clean-up' to review Raw Materials for the Mind and found it hard
to put it down. It is filled with practical, "real life" scenarios and examples
that teachers can use immediately in their classrooms to both motivate students and help
them develop the information processing skills that will be essential in the next century.
As a former school librarian who spent endless
hours teaching students the importance of acquiring critical reading, listening, and
viewing skills, I was very pleased to see the importance David Warlick placed on teaching
students of today how to research, evaluate and use Internet resources.
One analogy that Mr. Warlick used ----'that we
must become miners of information raw materials capable of finding just the right quality
of ore among an enormous variety of extraneous minerals'-----sums up the enormous
responsibility that we, as educators, have to teach students effective 'mining' skills and
techniques for using the Internet."
Elsie Brumback --
Director of Educational Technology Programs,
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction