24 March 2011
Cool Tools for School
Technological advancements have been as simple as the invention of the wheel to as complex as the invention of the automobile. Scientific advancement and technological breakthroughs have been a part of societies across the world. Tools that people created throughout the ages have been put to use by people of various professions. Scientists, doctors, lawyers and countless others in different lines of work have utilized the benefits of technology. The use of computers and other technological advances has not been limited to just the corporate world. The education community has seized the opportunity to make teaching and learning more fun and productive with the beneficial addition of learning tools such as video chatting, the Internet, Smartboards, and computers. Technology in schools is beneficial because video chatting or video conferencing allows students and teachers to connect and discuss issues from all over the world. Some students live far away from their peers and may need to work on a project together. Video chatting allows students to not only talk to each other but to see each other. If students are working on a project and need to see the actual item, video chatting is very helpful. Video chatting is also helpful if students would like to study together but are unable to meet. Teachers can also use video chatting to communicate with other teachers from around the world to share ideas on education and possibly introduce the class to new foreign pen pals. Video chatting has given children the chance to meet children from different cities, states or even countries (Bennetts).
In addition to video chatting, the Internet has made a huge impact on educators and education alike. The Internet allows to people to research topics at blazingly fast speeds. Search engines on the Internet such as Google, Yahoo, and Ask, offer millions of sources to use for research. The Internet...