What is research?

To research something is to ...

  • Look in books for information
  • Look on the internet for information
  • Look in databases for information
  • Look in newspapers & magazines for information
  • Ask experts for information
  • Teach ourselves stuff!

Does it just mean to Google something?

According to Pew Research conducted in 2012, 94% of teens 'hear' the word GOOGLE when teachers say the word RESEARCH.

So why do we choose Google?

  • It’s easy!
  • It has all the answers I need!
  • It fixes my spelling/typing
  • It reads my mind and makes suggestions …

What is an algorithm?

An algorithm is a formula for solving a problem

So ...

    • How often do you look on the 3rd or 4th page of a Google results list?

Google uses algorithms to push certain websites to the top of the list - $$ or guesswork based on YOUR searches

Algorithms in action ...

Microsoft's AI teen turns into Hitler-loving Trump fan, thanks to the internet. It took less than a day.

Check out the whole link here ...

What can YOU do?

  • KNOW about it!!
  • Keep your critical thinking brain on at all times
  • If it looks wrong or weird, it probably is - check it out!
  • Use the right tools for the right job