There is not doubt that world is changing. More and more functions of everyday life are being performed on the computer. Learning how to use the computer, weather it is learning how to type or learning how to video chat for work, is so important. As using the computer becomes necessay, it becomes necessary to introduce the computer to younger age groups. One of the great things about integrating computers into classrooms is that computers draw children’s attention. Children are interested in using the computers and will seek out time to familiarize themselves with the computers.
By placing computers in a classroom, children view the computer as a fun activity, a privlage, while learning important skills that will stay with them throught adulthood. In many schools, subjects that were previously taught to past generations are being replaced with computer studies. Skills like penmanship and cursive are becoming obsolete as assignments are almost universally completed on the computer. By replacing classes like penmanship and cursive with typing and computer studies, children are more prepared to join the world where the computer is so essencial to everyday life.
Another great result of bringing computers into the classroom, is that children are now expected to demonstrate more advanced skills. Children now must demonstrate their ability to understand a combination of keystrokes to recieve a desired effect. They must understand the way a computer works, how to retreve information, how to save information, and even how to do research. All these skills are required to be successful in the world so learning how to use a computer becomes imparative at an earlier age.
There is not doubt that as the world changes, the computer will be an essencial part of that change. As computers become more avaliable in classrooms children are able to learn to use the computer sooner.