Computers have become part of our everyday society on more levels than most of us care to imagine. They are part of our communication, education and they are pretty much everywhere you go. Children now are learning how to use computers as early as preschool and the use of computers in the classroom has opened so many educational avenues for teachers.
Teaching children the old fashion way through use of tools like books and chalkboards is quickly becoming a mere fraction of a child’s educational experience. Computers are no longer used for students to learn to tip and perform simple functions, they are used as core parts of the current curriculum. Educators find that children learn very easily on computers and often find that lessons are more easily absorbed.
Computers have the ability to provide both children and educators access to an unmatched number of resources on any topic they are learning or teaching. The fact is the current generation of students is quite lucky that they have access to the wealth of information the internet has to offer.
Many schools are able to get decent deals on computers through the computer manufacturers because they are buying in large quantities. The advantages of computer use far outweigh any negatives. Computers provide students access to information both on and offline, in an easily accessible organized and quick fashion. Students learn skills that are vital to future education and employment and become competent at managing a variety of tasks that many adults can’t fathom.
The fact is the use of computers in schools has really revolutionized the way that we are educating our children. They are becoming far more versed at technological applications than our generation and they are able to complete tasks that took us weeks in a few hours.
For more information on how computers can affection a child's education please visit one of the following resources:
» Family Mag Group's article on how a computer affects your child
» Kids and Computers by hcibib.org