«Informatics for Secondary Education» A Curriculum for Schools, Unesco, 1994
The project helps to meet some of the Computer Literacy objectives and links students and teachers in school with information scientists and librarians.
Students write a «fourth outside back cover» which is a summary of a book recently read with the purpose of giving others the longing to read it (this is not a matter of marketing!).
Typing the Summary
Students use a word-processor to prepare the text, adding personal information about themselves, their class and their school, as well as keywords, ISBN number and an abstract which could be used by school or local libraries. A complementary activity could be a book of the month selection.
Students collect contributions from other students in the same or different classes or schools within their region to create a database of reviewed books.
Students interrogate the database for their next reading choice, to get or order a book from the librarian, or to link with the database of the school documentation centre.