Cause and Effect Paper : Internet in Schools

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In this day in time, it’s hard to imagine going even a few short hours without access to the Internet or phone. These technologies are a requirement in today’s school systems. Without the use of Internet or phone, faculty, staff and students throughout campus would be headed for a long day of boredom, frustration, and chaos. It would be almost impossible for a school to function with a loss of either one of these technologies. The use of Internet and phone allows us to communicate outside of the classroom and find the information we need in order to keep the school day running smoothly.

Think of how many times the Internet and phones are used in schools on a daily basis. You walk into a class and the first thing the teacher does is log the attendance into the schools database. Then, he or she will proceed to teach the lesson, which in most cases is backed up by resources on the Internet such as videos or online presentations. Once the assignment attached to the lesson is given, the student often needs to find online resources to assist them in the assignment. Blogs are often used to create interactive learning communities (Hartshorne 34) Also, we can’t forget those irritating but required interruptions in the middle of class. Announcements and phone calls assure that important private information is getting to specific groups and individual students.

Those are just the basic examples found in a normal classroom. Business classes are some of the most important classes found in a school. The skills found in business classes are skills the student will take with them when they enter the work field. Often, these classrooms are filled with computers. The Internet is essential in these classrooms in order to teach typing ability and business ethics. The teaching of technology itself is also a crucial part of any business class (Hallström –Gyberg 8). Some business classes also teach phone etiquette, which is a crucial skill in any career. Internet sources are...
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