Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I am glad to see some people have taken the time to check out this blog. Posting comments can help both me and you, so I really encourage you to do that as often as you can.

On another note:
Kids these days seem so much more technologically literate than we are. Even myself being as up to date as I am, I still find students figuring out answers to questions that I have no clue how to answer! My IP10 class is making websites and there have been a few times that I have been shown up by a couple of my technical students :-) which is great! I am glad to see them excelling beyond my own abilities. That is what it's all about!

If we can allow them to utilize and grow with the technology that is out there, then I believe they will be much more successful in the future when they enter the workforce, start their own business, or wherever they may go after high school.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Internet Search Engines

The other day I was observing my students trying to research for a report in computer class, and noticed that their instantaneous response to searching for information was Google. It was as though that was "the all mighty", as though there were no other search engine that they could utilize and find credible information from!

The thing about Google - I mean don't get me wrong, I use it, too - is that the first ones highest up on the list of websites when you look up something is typically a company that has paid lots of money in order to be the top one on the list! Therefore, not making it the most credible but the most looked at because of money contributed to the company Google!

So lets encourage our students to look beyond Google, not forget it, but have more search engines available for their uses.

More Search Engines:

They are not limited to these of course, and if you have your own you use then please post a comment on here to add to my list.