OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?

first_imgNPR:Take a look at this question: How do modern novels represent the characteristics of humanity?If you were tasked with answering it, what would your first step be? Would you scribble down your thoughts — or would you Google it?Terry Heick, a former English teacher in Kentucky, had a surprising revelation when his eighth- and ninth-grade students quickly turned to Google.“What they would do is they would start Googling the question, ‘How does a novel represent humanity?’ ” Heick says. “That was a real eye-opener to me.”For those of us who grew up with search engines, especially Google, at our fingertips — looking at all of you millennials and post-millennials — this might seem intuitive. We grew up having our questions instantly answered as long as we had access to the Internet.Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >last_img