The Internet is our generation’s most valuable tool, supporting us not just in our personal lives but also in our professional endeavours. In education, the internet is extremely important.
Without a doubt, in today’s world, everyone favours Google for their questions, problems, or concerns. People use popular search engines like Google, Yahoo, and others because they provide quick and easy access to a great amount of information in just a few seconds.
Having an internet connection in our schools allows students to access what they need when they need it. They can keep projects and calendars online, while teachers can push due date reminders. Word processors do not need to be sharpened and online books cannot get lost. It saves time, space, and mental effort for students when they have instant access to all the materials they need. Students use the internet to look up information about tests, curricula, projects, among other things.
Internet makes it easier for students to collaborate and save their work. Traditionally, when students collaborated, they may have created posters or notes of their work together. However, technology allows students to create digital collections of research and ideas and save them. They can work together on the same projects, creating files and documents that are fully collaborative.
There is no limit to the variety of programs and information sources that students have access to at the simple click of a button. Teachers can find levelled readers or allow students to choose research topics that fit their interests much more easily than by going to the library where resources may be limited. In addition, teachers can assign programs to help students remediate or expand their knowledge so that students can process or investigate topics further. Using internet in this way ensures that all the students get what they need.
For one reason or another, everyone requires access to the internet.
Before we know it, our students become adults joining the workforce. We do not yet know what types of careers they will take on, but we do know that having strong internet skills will make a difference in their future.