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August 23, 2008


Steli Efti

Wasn't it Einstein that said something to the effect of "I don't memorize information that I can read everywhere" after being asked if its true that he doesn't know his own birthday?

Hehehe...anyways...I couldn't be bothered to search for the "real" quote longer then 3 minutes since the correct wording won't change a thing about my point ;)

Great post btw. And great questions!

"The quality of your questions will determine the quality of your life" (Need to search and put in the name here later)

Oh my...quoting correctly is work..."half-knowledge" is easy...

.hj barraza

1) enhance, not enable

2) more info + more noise, students must develop the required skills to manage such flow and focus, in an era of information overflow, knowing how to discriminate is crucial

3) see above

4) see above

5) only if its a reasoning problem, where you should look for formulas not for answers

6) im trying to read more dead paper versions

7) its a mandatory skill in knowledge societies

8) information/knowledge literacy

9) the last time i went to the rural mexico, children know about the internet... the have seen pictures of web-browsers...
im pretty sure they don know how to google

10) misunderstood thus overrated (at least traditional education)

Extra Credit::
1) wiki, forums, blogs, books
probably would use bibme or similar online tool to organize all the bookmarks and references

2) sure, they might give a broader view and shed light on aspects i wasnt considering

3) the world is just a google click away

Gabriel Kent

@Steli, hehe... I actually used that quote too in my post but decided against it at the last moment... didn't want its implications to detract from my point.

"Never memorize what you can look up in books." - Einstein


"imagination is more powerful than knowledge". with google around, creativity should get the first priority in today's education world.

Gabriel Kent

@saroj, agreed.


For extra credit: I'd use EasyBib --> http://www.easybib.com/

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