Like many American young students, Daniel 11, relies heavily on the internet to complete his homework assignments, according to a recent consumer survey, 75 percent of kids 12 and under use the internet to help them with homework of research school. The internet is rapidly changing the way children learn outside of school. Web sites become message centers where teachers post homework assignments or electronic gathering places where students collaborate on projects.

The internet’s pluses as homework helper far outnumber its disadvantages. At its best, the internet is building up a child’s capacity to calculate, memorize and classify information. These skills are now something we can depend on technology to help us with. That leads students can use their homework time to the analysis and problem solving rather than rote memorization.

The internet also allows for unprecedented collaboration among children from the far-flung school district. Science project has become extremely popular, such as when students from different parts of a state test water sample from local rivers and post their finding on a joint website.

For busy working parents, the internet is a huge time-saver. They don’t have to drive their kids to the library. It also eliminates the need for an encyclopedia, dictionary or thesaurus at home.

The major concern for teachers is that students using the internet should be taught to judge the reliability of the information they’re using. In addition to that, although the internet has facilitated

When used properly, the internet can make homework a pleasure for the entire household. Children are more inclined to get it done early and enthusiastically.” I sometimes feel astounded by the amount of information I get, but it’s getting easier to find exactly what I need”, says Vanessa Riley, a seventh grader who attends a public school outside Cincinnati.