Google is not an Educational tool

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    People constantly use Google as a source, as an educational tool. I like to say Google is not a source.

    I am just curious if the teachers in school tell the kids to go home and use Google or the internet to do homework.

    If so I think that is wrong, the teacher unions, the government, the people in government can pay Google so that their ideas are found.

    So a teacher states the USA is Satan, the teacher tells children to look it up. The child goes home, does a Google search and finds the answer the teacher paid to found.

    So does the schools tell children to use the internet for homework.
     
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    You hit a nerve because rdean is convinced that posting stuff he Googles makes him "Smart"
     
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    Google is not a source in itself but it sure is a convenient way to link us to sources (both legitimate and not).
     
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    Rdean is not a girl?

    Its a valid point, I am just wondering how much teachers push or do not push the internet. Is it school policy or is it not, is it a national policy, does the department of education push the internet.
     
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    Google is a search engine not a source.

    Google is used to find sources.

    There are methods of distorting the search to make some things more likely to come to the TOP OF THE SEARCH but the searcher can still go farther down the list. The OP does sound kind of absurd.

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    GOOG is not an educational tool, just like Facebook is not a way to connect with your friends.

    They are both advertising companies that provide a consumer service for free with the agenda of gathering up tons of personal data in order to "monetize" ones behavior by selling ads.

    They often cross the line of violating one's privacy, which is why I avoid using them as much as possible. Sadly, due to the Big Business-Big Government cronyism which is rampant today, there is so much technology consolidation that is it getting increasingly difficult to avoid the two of them.

    Example. This weekend I wanted to send an egreeting to a friend for her birthday. egreetings now has a bunch of Facebook integration. Well, nix that. So I went to Hallmark and bought a greeting. Hallmark also has a Facebook option, but I chose standard email delivery.
     
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    He may well be a girl.
     
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    rdean is not a girl.

    At most, he's a PAT.
     
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