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Googling Metamorphosis

  • Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Who knew “Googling” could prove a point.  I knew the results of “Googling” could prove a point by helping you find the information and resources you need.  But the act of “Googling” itself…?

Ben is a smart little boy who’s interested in learning.  He’s not so interested in being taught, but he’s interested in learning.  He really likes National Geographic, specifically GeoKids.  The videos, that is.

After watching one snippet of video from a video we’ve never actually owned (thanks to the copyright infringement that’s rampant on YouTube), he decided to visit Google.

What did he “Google?”

BUTTERFLY METAMORPHOSIS

(What can I say?  In Ben’s world, all letters are capitalized.)

He even spelled it right.  (Btw, I didn’t do quite so well on my first try in this post.)

When I mentioned this at his last IEP meeting, his teacher agreed that finding out just how much Ben knows and how much he’s ready to learn—setting aside our expectations and finding out just how high those “splinter skills” peak—is a good idea.

Because Ben not only CAN “Google” to learn about metamorphosis; he chooses to do so.