I like information, I really do. I was hooked on it ever since kindergarten when we were taken to the library and taught all about the reference section. You will notice in my writing that sometime I go into teacher mode.
Today you are experiencing the Mom side of Mom Internet. I love to laugh, got kiddos (8 so far) coming to show me or tell me something new. Every once in a while my husband and I get away for a few hours or just go have a cup of coffee. There is never a dull moment in our home and we are doing what we love most and that is serving our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Now back to the information stuff. I discovered this week that I have raised a Google nut, my term of endearment when my children finally get the desire to learn for themselves. My personal motto is teaching is learning in action and this week my son put action to learn something for himself.
Today’s technology affords information on the tip of your fingertips, unlike my old school days where you had to go to the library reference section to get answers, some of which were years out of date. Now you information almost seems to come to you.
Have you ever wondered about something and your instinctive thought was, “Let’s Google it!”? Yep, it happens a lot in our family. This is a great opportunity to teach your children how to research on Google.
When you do a Google search think of asking a question. Don’t limit yourself to one question play around with the words it may suprise you by a little tweak of a word the kind of results you will get. I have found gems of information by tweaking my question a little.
This is also a great way to get your children to think. If you are creative you could also come up with an online scavenger hunt. You kids will then find learning fun. You know when you take the time to teach them how to use google you will also be gaining some great researchers down the road. In fact this could be a nice way for your children to earn an allowance by having them to the research on topics you want to write about.
I sure hope you enjoyed the mom side of Mom Internet. Do you have any fun tips to offer?