Benefits of Getting on the Information Superhighway
A computer that is connected to the Internet allows you to turn your
home, community center, local library, or school into a place of unlimited
information and communication. The Internet can help your family:
- Find educational resources, including up-to-the
minute news, copies of important documents and photos, and collections
of research information on topics ranging from weather conditions to
- Get help with homework through online encyclopedias
and other reference materials and access to experts.
- Increase reading skills by providing access to interesting
materials and suggestions for additional reading.
- Improve technology and information skills necessary
to find and use information, solve problems, communicate with others,
and meet a growing demand for these skills in the workplace.
- Connect with places around the world to exchange
mail with electronic pen pals and learn about other cultures and traditions.
- Locate parenting information and swap ideas with
- Learn and have fun together by sharing interesting
and enjoyable experiences.
In the next few sections, we'll discuss what you need to start using
[What is The Information Superhighway?]