Tuesday, May 30, 2006

    Web Savvy Pookie

    5 year old Pookie calls me today to see if I could go onto the internet. Ever since she learned that I was raised in Texas, she has had an on again, off again interest. Today was on. She wanted to know if I could go onto the internet and find her some pink boots. She even had the URL:

    "Just go onto the internet and type in www.pinktowdirlboots.com" That, she said, was sure to get what she wanted.

    Would you like me to read this to you? Listen


    Blogger academic coach said...

    What a web brilliant 5 year old.

    My 5 year old daughter is not yet google savvy, but my 11 year old has learned html, photoshop and other programs in order to create web pages for role-play sites she enjoys.

    They just get more sophisticated every generation, eh?

    btw, I've just quoted you on my blog...

    Wednesday, May 31, 2006  
    Blogger Piss Poor Prof said...

    AC: thanks for the link.

    Yes, I think that with exposure young, the section of the brain (I am by no means a cognitive neuroscientist) that allows for language acquisition must also allow for an intuitive sense of the nature of technology. They just seem to get it.

    I contrast this with the older adult learners I adjunct. They don't get it so well.

    BTW, I edited the post. I messed up the URL: she had included her version of cowgirl ("towdirl"). I have fixed that terrible ommission.

    Wednesday, May 31, 2006  

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