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Google, You may be asking the WRONG Question - KGTC 2014

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Brian Housand, Ph.D.
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East Carolina University

If Your Students Can Google the Answer, You May Be Asking the Wrong Question
Thanks to ubiquitous digital information devices, finding the answer to most questions is only an Internet search away. Now more than ever, we must teach our students to be critical consumers of the information that they encounter, and we must reinvest ourselves in posing questions that involve application and synthesis.

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Google, You may be asking the WRONG Question - KGTC 2014

  1. 1. If your students can the answer you may be asking the WRONG questions. brianhousand.com/kgtc
  2. 2. BRIANHOUSAND.COM
  3. 3. 2014 ARKANSAS NEBRASKA CALIFORNIA NORTH CAROLINA GEORGIA MONTANA SOUTH CAROLINA TEXAS WASHINGTON CONNECTICUT ALABAMA KANSAS FLORIDA MARYLAND
  4. 4. If your students can GOOGLE the answer...
  5. 5. You may be asking the WRONG questions!
  6. 6. RECALL ≠ UNDERSTANDING
  7. 7. http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/files/2011/10/doctorwho_s05_e00_21_tardis__x-large.jpg
  8. 8. ANSWERS ARE EASY. It’s asking the right questions which is hard. - THE DOCTOR
  9. 9. Y2K
  10. 10. 32 1 Words Questions Metaphor
  11. 11. 32 1 Words Questions Metaphor
  12. 12. DID
  13. 13. 1) In what year was the first U.S. postage stamp issued? ! 2) Who was on it? ! 3) How much did it cost?
  14. 14. NEW LITERACIES newliteracies.uconn.edu IDENTIFY Important Questions LOCATE Information CRITICALLY EVALUATE SYNTHESIZE Information COMMUNICATE Answers
  15. 15. Fiction f rom Truth using Evidence
  16. 16. “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside of him.” -- Ernest Hemingway
  17. 17. News Feed
  18. 18. TRIANGULATION
  19. 19. WHO WROTE THIS INFORMATION? ! WHEN WAS THE ARTICLE WRITTEN? ! CAN THE INFORMATION BE VERIFIED FOR ACCURACY?
  20. 20. WILL THE ROYALS WIN THE WORLD SERIES? A. YES!!! B. NO. C. Who are the Royals? D. Can’t say just yet.
  21. 21. BLUFF THE INTERNET SEARCHER
  22. 22. agoogleaday.com
  23. 23. agoogleaday.com
  24. 24. google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation
  25. 25. INTERNET RESEARCH
  26. 26. AGGREGATOR
  27. 27. LiveBinders
  28. 28. radioshackcatalogs.com
  29. 29. books.google.com
  30. 30. WHAT ABOUT MATH?
  31. 31. 101qs.com
  32. 32. Google Trends
  33. 33. wonderopolis.com
  34. 34. geoguessr.com
  35. 35. geosettr.com
  36. 36. writingprompts.tumblr.com
  37. 37. The whole process of education should thus be conceived as the process of learning to think through the solution of real problems. ! -- John Dewey, 1938
  38. 38. We need students to get more DEEPLY INTERESTED in things, more INVOLVED in them, more ENGAGED in wanting to know, to have projects that they can get EXCITED about and work on o v e r l o n g p e r i o d s o f t i m e , to be STIMULATED TO FIND THINGS OUT ON THEIR OWN. - Gardner
  39. 39. TEDed
  40. 40. If your students can the answer you may be asking the WRONG questions. brianhousand.com/kgtc

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