Where Teaching and Learning Matter
This blog post makes some interesting points (which we've no doubt experienced when helping students).
Of particular interest to me is the following:
Google helps users find what they want rather than what they might need. In this way, it underscores the independence of information rather than the interdependence. Instead of looking at information and data as components of knowledge, and then understanding, it instead treats information in more binary terms: black or white, right or wrong, credible or not credible, good or bad.
Don't get me wrong. I loves Google. But I do wonder at the way our brains and expectations are influenced by it's algorithms.
Also - try out Instragrok... it's cool.