How long ago do you think the idea of a traditional classroom conjured up images of the one-room schoolhouse on the prairie? Or the struggling classroom was the overcrowded inner-city concrete room where broken down old textbooks were shared and student engagement was more like mayhem? Or the innovative classroom where siblings gathered around a radio broadcast coming to the remote Australian outback and assignments were delivered by airplane?
It’s hard to believe that only two decades ago we didn’t use the Internet for our educational needs as often as we do now. It was hardly possible to find an educator with a classroom blog, but now it’s a common practice. Step by step, teachers got used to the idea that both teaching and learning become more productive and enjoyable when web resources are used. Going digital has implicit advantages.