Coretron’s Tech Blog

January 28, 2009

We need classes on proper and efficient internet usage in k-12.

Filed under: Technology — coretron @ 4:10 am

Kids these days take on the internet like a fish to water, but with the internet being the most powerful tool man has ever discovered we need to teach kids how to learn things from the internet properly and efficiently. Hoestly, I don’t know how much instruction on the internet is being taught in k-12 and I’m sure it veries from school to school. For part of a writing class at UCI I went to an hour seminar at the library on how to use Google. Walking in I thought it was going to be the dumbest thing ever. I mean all you have to do is type a search term and press enter. I learned tricks like “define: word”, searching within specific domains, and Google Scholar. They also talked how to use the right keywords to give the exact result you wanted. Knowing whats a reliable source and how to find them is also very important. In most schools I’d venture to say that the kids know more about how to use the internet than their teachers. If every kid knew how to teach themselves a skill or solve problems using the internet they would be far better off. 

The internet is the keeper of all knowledge, it can teach anyone anything. Making sure everyone knows how to use properly and effieicntly use it should be a schools highest priority.

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2 Comments »

  1. Visit futureofchildren.org.

    Comment by pochp — January 28, 2009 @ 5:45 am

  2. SECOND !!!!!!

    Comment by Scumbag J — January 28, 2009 @ 3:52 pm


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