Back in the 20th century, students used libraries physical books to complete their homework. That is because the internet was still in its infancy and the information located on it was limited at the time. That is why they had to use books and other sources at their school and local libraries.
In the 21st century, technology has changed the way students do homework.Gone are the days of poring over physical books, reading it from cover to cover until sufficient information was gathered for use in completing homework.
Between the highly reliable internet search engines and the advent of e-books, plus other mobile phone applications meant to ease the work required for homework, technology has made a student’s homework life easier.
Students these days are quite fortunate to have this technological option/help when doing their homework.
In this article, we are going to look at ways that technology has made it possible to complete homework.
Hello Internet Search Engines, Goodbye Libraries
The first method by which technology has made it easier to complete homework is by the use of the internet. Reliable search engines such as Google and Bing have made libraries obsolete as the simple input of proper keywords from a given homework assignment results in the return of the oldest to the newest information about any given topic. The previews that come up with the search for various sources help students pick the most relevant information to their task. Something that was not easily done towards the late part of the 20th century when the internet was still a new technology in need of development.
e-Book Readers and Amazon Kindle
Since students today no longer need to lug around heavy books due to the advent of electronic publishing, even the act of reading resource materials from class has become easier. Through the help of a mobile phone, tablet, or laptop, a student now can complete his homework from any location, because his schoolbooks and other reference materials are always with him. There is no excuse left to explain why a student won’t read his lesson as part of his homework.
Document Encoding Programs
Imagine if you will see the times when our parents and grandparents still used this thing called a typewriter for writing up their homework in a neat manner. Any mistakes in typing required the use of “correction fluid” that took so long to dry that typing over it ruined the presentation. Millions of trees were felled as students used millions of sheets of typewriting paper all over the world in a quest to present a decent looking homework paper. Gone are those days. Thanks to MS Office, Open Office and other free document encoding programs, no more trees need to be harmed in the quest of a student to create a dazzling homework paper. Technology has helped saved tree lives by the millions.
Graphic Design Tools Make Interesting Cover Pages
They always say that teachers appreciate a well-done cover page. For informal homework, students have the opportunity to use their imaginative skills in developing an interesting cover page for their work. Using bundled graphics tools in their tablets and laptops, students create eye-catching, artistic cover pages that make teachers forget they are reading an amateur homework.
Group Work Made Easy
These days, students don’t actually need to be together physically in a group to do their homework. Electronic homework has changed the face of homework completion because it allows technology to assist students to their fullest capacity. Consulting via video chat, sharing input through Google Docs, even correcting one another via text messaging are all acceptable forms of technological improvement in terms of homework completion.
Electronic Homework Submission
Due to technology, there is no longer a reason for a student to be late with submitting his homework or not submitting it at all. “The dog ate my homework” excuse was retired the day schools began to roll out email submissions of homework to the teachers. Students don’t need to submit a physical paper anymore. Virtual papers are now submitted for actual grades. Teachers like it because they don’t need to carry box loads of written papers to their offices. Students like it because they never forget a paper at home. It’s always in one or all of the gadgets a student normally takes to school with him.
Easy Access to Online Homework Help
When a student feels stumped by a particularly difficult homework these days, he doesn’t need to feel dumb or depressed. All the student has to do is access an online “Do My Homework” helper who can help him wade through the maze of instructions, formulas, calculations, research, or whatever else information is required for homework completion. This, as far as I’m concerned is the biggest contribution of the internet in terms of technological homework help advancement.
Technology is a gift from the Gods as far as students these days are concerned. None of them can ever imagine a time when they were not plugged into the web. Neither can they picture having to do their homework manually. It is just something they cannot fathom these days. Those dark days of having to do homework the hard way are far behind them now, and with the continuing evolution of technology, homework completion will just become easier and easier for future generations of students.
Technology is not the great evil old educators thought it would be. Instead, it saved education by making the lives of teachers and students easier when it came to completing assigned tasks. These two parties involved in the educational process would not have it any other way. Technology is the key to making homework completion easier and worry-free. As the gadgets, software, and apps continue to evolve, so will the method by which homework be completed. Things will only keep getting better for the students from here.