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Rocky Raccoon
03-03-2006, 08:19 PM
http://q1043.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=104649&article=407556

your thoughts

HysterikiLL
03-03-2006, 08:29 PM
To quote the great one Homer Simpson -- "I grew up in front of the TV, and I turned out TV".

cnc66
03-03-2006, 08:54 PM
I think it is the greatest educational tool I have ever possessed. I make tons of inquiries and have met pioneer descendants. I have access to all the research tools that my library has including reciprocal rights in others. I have never known more about the Dolphins, and I have made some e-friends that have become real friends. I am continually educated in the political forum and have never been as aware as I am now to global events. All of these things are fabulous and have enriched my life, but there is still the all enlightening porn. I can from right here explore every friggen perv known to man, an I prolly have. Purely educational now mind you... I recommend good virus protection, just like real life.

Jt0323
03-03-2006, 08:57 PM
Here is my English paper i wrote on how the internet is the best thing for education

“The Internet is a great information tool, and can be a place where kids learn” was acknowledged by Mark Kennedy. This statement states how the internet is a significant place where students can expand their education and knowledge. The internet is very resourceful and vastly useful and very resourceful. Wu Ting-Fang stated that “Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled.” This statement elaborates how education needs to be taken advantage and use properly. Ting-Fang compared it to a sword because a sword is a weapon that you can use to assist you but if you use it the wrong way it can hurt you. The internet is the best thing for education.

Firstly, many people find that the internet makes information easily accessible. It is extremely helpful when you have complexity in a certain subject, because of the internet you can search for information on that subject that you have difficulty in. Using the internet makes learning faster. The internet offers search engines that are easier and fast to use. The search engines include Google and Yahoo. Google is a is a tool for finding resources on the internet. Another advantage of the internet is the ability to communicate with other people. This can assist a person’s education because they correspond with people who have a greater intelligence in a certain subject. This could benefit a person by getting an enhanced understanding of the subject. This is also very resourceful when a student has to do a project. They can get information on the project faster by the use of the internet.

Secondly, the internet serves as a place where people can read. The majority of the people wouldn’t pick up a book and read, but when they are on internet they can read different kind of articles. If a student shows interest in a certain thing like football they can read different articles about that sport. This improves their reading ability tremendously. With the help of the internet students can also improve their writing skills. The internet provides a way where students can talk to other students. They benefit their writing skills while they talk to them because they are writing more. The internet furthermore serves a place where teachers can interact with students. If a student has a question for the teacher but the teacher is not present at the time, they can email the teacher. The internet also allows the teacher to post homework up on the internet, this is beneficial for a student if they lose the homework or does not know what the homework is they can go on their teacher’s web page and get it.

Finally, the internet is helpful because students have the opportunity to take online classes for college. The internet also has sites where you can take practice regents and state exams to prepare you for college. Taking the exams improves your test taking abilities. It furthermore prepares you for your regents or any additional state exams. The internet also helps you prepare for your SAT’s. The internet allows you to visit sites to take practice SAT exams and observe practice SAT questions. The internet also improves hand eye coordination, reflexes, audio and visual enhancement.

darkmistress
03-03-2006, 09:10 PM
The internet is very resourceful and vastly useful and very resourceful.

:chuckle:

dolphan117
03-03-2006, 09:12 PM
Pretty hard to make the argument that the largest data bank in the history of the world is resposible for making us dumb.

I blame Van Morrison..... And the media. :evil:

Gonzo
03-03-2006, 09:17 PM
http://q1043.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=104649&article=407556

your thoughts

I love Van Morrison's music, but this seems to be nothing more than an old man whining about the good ol' days and how the next generation is doomed. I am sure old cavemen whined the same way about the effects of the wheel.

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darkmistress
03-03-2006, 09:19 PM
"... Quality, respect - they seem to have vanished."
I completely agree with that statement, there is a serious lack of respect these days but I wouldn't blame the internet for it, I'd blame Hollywood and the so called "pop music" industry. Who is around these days that kids have to look up to and aspire to be like? There are no "heroes" these days just a bunch of zeros making complete arses of themselves and getting multi-millions of dollars to do it.

dolphan117
03-03-2006, 09:29 PM
I completely agree with that statement, there is a serious lack of respect these days but I wouldn't blame the internet for it, I'd blame Hollywood and the so called "pop music" industry. Who is around these days that kids have to look up to and aspire to be like? There are no "heroes" these days just a bunch of zeros making complete arses of themselves and getting multi-millions of dollars to do it.

I agree to some extent but I think the biger party to blame is parents. Most are so busy these days that they dont take the time raise their kids. To some extent I think things like the pop music industry just fill a void left by the lack of parenting. If parents wont raise their kids and teach them about life, respect, and how to treat other people they will learn it from someone else. All too often thats exactly what hapens in my opinion.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
03-03-2006, 09:41 PM
yes it's amazing how many parents are so quick to blame things other than themselves. but how many hours in a kid's life does he listen to music or play violent video games compared to how much time they spend with their parents? it's all about parenting, and quite frankly, if every parent was a good parent, there'd be no problems in the world.

darkmistress
03-03-2006, 09:52 PM
I agree to some extent but I think the biger party to blame is parents. Most are so busy these days that they dont take the time raise their kids. To some extent I think things like the pop music industry just fill a void left by the lack of parenting. If parents wont raise their kids and teach them about life, respect, and how to treat other people they will learn it from someone else. All too often thats exactly what hapens in my opinion.
This is true, I agree that parents should be spending more time with their kids. But since both men and women have been working most houses now survive on a double income and the cost of living has increased to the point where both parents have to work in order to keep food on the table there is very little time to manage and care for children.

It would also help counter the situation (this applies to Aus I don't know about the US) if teachers were given more authority over the children when in school instead of being afraid of losing their jobs and having their career ended for simply putting their hand on a students sholder.

And imo, if the entertainment industries presented themselves with a little more class to the public eye there might actually be something worth watching for once. There's nothing "glamouros" about Hollywood anymore, it's all scandal this and scandal that. Who gives a **** if Paris Hilton's dog crapped in her priceless Louis Vuitton bag? Show us a little bit of dignity is all I ask.

:tantrum:*end vent* :whew:

inFINSible
03-03-2006, 10:15 PM
:chuckle:

From the Department of Redundancy Department. :chuckle:

PHINATIC13
03-03-2006, 10:24 PM
I love Van Morrison's music, but this seems to be nothing more than an old man whining about the good ol' days and how the next generation is doomed. I am sure old cavemen whined the same way about the effects of the wheel.

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Marino2Clayton
03-03-2006, 10:27 PM
I blame society for dumbing down the internet.

NaboCane
03-03-2006, 10:35 PM
http://q1043.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=104649&article=407556

your thoughts

The internet is the most unbelievably huge educational tool ever made availabe to us. Man, everthing in the world is at your disposal! Want to read anything in the Library of Congress? It's online. Want to tour the Louvre? you can, online.

If used to its potential, the internet could be the greatest equalizer between rich and poor, the greatest tool to combat the under-education of kids who graduate high school without the life skills they need to survive, let alone prosper.

But if you choose to whittle away time playing "X killing Y" online, then that is what negates all the internet's possibilities. It comes down to choices; it's up to you how you spend your time...that time will pass no matter what you do with it.

Jt0323
03-03-2006, 10:41 PM
:chuckle:


hahah yeah i forgot to take that part out, but luckly before i handed it in i reread it:lol:

ih8brady
03-03-2006, 10:42 PM
The internet, like any technology, is an amoral tool that could be used for positive or negative academic purposes. One could easily cheat using cheating websites and cite bad sources(wikipedia) or it could be used to download public domain books or legitimate academic articles.

Marino2Clayton
03-03-2006, 10:48 PM
I be fiveteen houres day in the indernet, I ain't no dumby.

Rocky Raccoon
03-03-2006, 11:08 PM
I be fiveteen houres day in the indernet, I ain't no dumby.

:chuckle:

darkmistress
03-03-2006, 11:46 PM
hahah yeah i forgot to take that part out, but luckly before i handed it in i reread it:lol:

lol I never re-read my stuffI feel very sorry for my teachers lol. By the time I had finished it that was the last I wanted to see of it... I also used to do all my bibliography first too I hated getting ot the end of the essay at 2 in the morning then realising I had to still write the bib. :chuckle: