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    Filed at 9:27 pm under by dcobranchi

    I’m not sure there’s any difference between Joe Turtel’s Googleschool and what we do every day.

    [W]ith Google and Yahoo, Jenny learns at her own pace. If she doesn’t understand something she reads about, she can ask her Mom or search Google and Yahoo to find the answer. She can spend as much time as she wants with a problem that intrigues her. Because she can learn at her own pace, she feels safe and comfortable learning with Google and Yahoo.

    In her public-school class, however, Jenny has to learn all the material the teacher gives her in the specific time the teacher allows. Then (in later grades) the teachers will test her. If Jenny didn’t like to study the subjects the teacher told her to learn and did bad on her tests, she can feel hurt and humiliated. She then associates learning with pain and humiliation. This in turn can extinguish Jenny’s joy in learning.

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    2 Responses to “GOOGLESCHOOL”

    Comment by
    June 28th, 2006
    at 10:40 pm

    “I don’t know honey, let’s google it” is a common phrase in our house.

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    June 29th, 2006
    at 1:22 pm

    Our big frustration is not remembering all the things we meant to Google. 🙂