Google Critical Thinking

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What are the primary colors? Well the answer is yellow, red and blue... Did you have to look on Google for the answer? I can guarantee it only took 5 seconds to look up the answer. In this Millennial Generation, the internet is at their fingertips that can used on smartphones, watches, computers. This is why people feel as though Google and other search engines can provide false sense of self-perceived intelligence. It’s hard to believe but people can confuse them self with external source of information. Back in the older generations, there was only a book, pencil, paper and knowledge which is rarely used today because of the access to the universe is just a few clicks away. Society doesn’t discern that the internet has a burden …show more content…
“Fifty percent of teens are addicted to their mobile device according to the poll. A larger number of parents said their teens were addicted. The poll involved 1,240 interviews with parents and their children, ages 12 to 18”. (CNN Sans ™ & © 2016 Cable News Network). Critical thinking is a thought process that’s takes time to understand so when a child doesn’t comprehend it takes the attention span and the child focus has completely departed. When a teacher or professor gives an assignment to do at home and your child has no clue on what the assignment is pertaining to, “what’s the first thing he or she does”? Not grab a book, they’ll reply “I’m going to look on Google from my smartphone! “. In today’s society, the use of mobile phones has exacerbated the problem because the internet search is in the palm of a hand. Children may feel like it takes too much time to actually open a book and scavenger hunt for the material. They don’t realize the internet encourages us to isolate our own cognitive thinking because Google is so dependable you become unsure of what you know and what you think you know. It’s upsetting to see how our children standardized test by the state scores are lowering than ever before and its affecting their …show more content…
While our long-term memory has nearly unlimited capacity, the short-term memory has more limited storage, and that storage is very fragile. A break in our attention can sweep its contents from our mind. Researchers have found out that when we know a digital device or tool will remember a piece of information for us, we’re less likely to remember it ourselves. A recent article likened the Internet to the brain’s “external hard drive,” explaining that the social aspect of remembering has been replaced by new digital tools. (2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.). For example,” Have you ever went on a website where you have to login account?” Of course, you don’t remember the information if you haven’t written it down somewhere. Google automatically saves the login information so all you have to do is press login and there it goes. Having poor memory on our brain functioning and our overall intelligence levels are difficult to

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