Students See Computers as Just Another Learning Tool
The advancement of computer technology during the past 10 years has been dramatic. And at St. Charles High School, computers play a vital role in educating the students.
Computers are now an important part of everyday life, whether it's work, school or pleasure. While it seems as though you can do anything and everything at the touch of a button these days, it was only a matter of time before the computer craze made its way into schools.
Schools are starting Internet clubs and most schools have their own Web sites as well. District 303's Web site can be found at www.st-charles.k12.il.us.
The site provides pages related to the administration, alumni and the curriculum. There are also separate pages for each school in the district. Information about upcoming special events are posted as well.
Students and teachers alike have joined the computer craze.
Senior G.J. Bellaver is one of those students. He uses his own computer along with the school's computers frequently, whether it is as a word processor for typing papers or researching information. He believes computers and the Internet, especially, make school work much more manageable.
"It is definitely helpful in the fact that it makes it quicker and easier to access large amounts of useful information," Bellaver said.
St. Charles High School offers courses in computer programming and typing.
In the Learning Resource Center, there are two Mac labs, each with 25 computers, that have access to the Internet. There are also six brand new IMACs, and five other computers using Windows technology. …