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One of the reasons why schools don't put in AOL is because kids really
their time on instant messaging and NOT fully utilizing the search
engines. I am
always shocked when I take my high school students to the computer lab
research and they look at me like I have a third eye. They do NOT have
to do proper research on the web because of their dependence on AOL.
know how to access search engines, library resources, or even search the
'scratch' around to look for other things. But stick AOL on and all
they want to
do is email and instant message, or play games. AOL is NOT your friend
in that it
steers you to their sponsors and websites that are their
"colleagues"(for lack of a
Oh! and teachers don't fare any better. In fact they ask me to find
them because they know I love the challenge, meanwhile they go back to
their stock quotes.
Woody Duncan wrote:
> You don't need AOL to access the internet. If you are on line via an
> or your district server you can just use Netscape or Internet Explorer
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