Carol Vorderman's Internet Column: We Help You Get the Right Pc: Educational Software; Time and the Mirror
THE computer revolution is happening at a break-neck pace.
And it can leave those of us who grew up with nothing more high-tech than a digital watch scratching our heads in bewilderment.
This definitely won't be the case for our children, who come into contact with PCs at a very early age and find using them as easy as telling the time.
This week we look at how the PC is set to become one of the most important teaching aids around and will help prepare children for a future where PCs are even more a part of everyday life.
The Internet has the potential to make the global village a reality. As well as being the gateway to a worldwide source of information, the internet will allow children of all ages and cultures to meet and discuss ideas, gaining valuable insights into life in other parts of the world.
Video-conferencing is a leading part of this technology, allowing face to face contact not only with other pupils but also politicians, celebrities or just ordinary people who can provide a classroom with a glimpse of life in the outside world. Video links will also be used closer to home, with smaller or more isolated schools being able to use experts in other schools or colleges to teach subjects that would otherwise be unavailable. …