Education and the Internet: Elementary and Secondary Schools

The Internet has had a significant impact on culture and education, particularly since the World Wide Web became available to the general public in 1991. The web is an information space where anyone can retrieve resources through Uniform Resource Locators. It not only offers many conveniences but also directly affects the way in which people learn and interact in the 21st century. This entry first looks at some of the benefits of and concerns about the use of the Internet in elementary and secondary schools. It then discusses specific uses of the Internet for elementary and secondary education and for schools’ communication with parents and community members. Finally, the entry looks at the roles of school librarians, information technology (IT) staff, and school administrators in ...

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