Information Technology in Education

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Information Technology in Education

The greatest first educational application has been around since the 1960's and still is growing. Information Technologies is a great way to help inform students about hardware, software, applications and many important things useful in many school systems today. People that do not have certain software or hardware on there computer might find it very difficult to open up word documents, power points or web applications. Not only is it essential to have hardware and software on a computer but security, web applications, communication and education from a distance is very important when dealing with educational purposes in school and even home school training. Without these essential fundamentals, education levels would not be so high as they are today. These applications are unique and help students become much more familiar with group assignments, homework, and many other factors that are important in schools around the United States.


Hardware is very important today, especially in college and in other levels of education. Hardware is a general term for the physical artifacts of a technology. It may also mean the physical components of a computer system, in the form of computer hardware (Wikipedia, 1). Your PC (Personal Computer) is a system, consisting of many components. Some of those components, like Windows XP, and all your other programs, are software. The stuff you can actually see and touch, and would likely break if you threw it out a fifth-story window, is hardware (What is Hardware, 1). A laptop is hardware and very essential in college and other levels of education. It is important to have computers as well because without it, the software is useless. Having a laptop can give you access to your word...