Everything in our life has changed because of technology. The technology changes day by day. The strong revolution in the technology world is the Internet, which is the web net for the entire world. One wondrous thing is that people are chatting to anyone in the world by computer typing. That is a popular action among young and old people. The chatting rooms have many benefits. One of the most important benefits is that chatting increases our information and knowledge in an interesting way; so chatting should be taught in the school.
Students with chatting rooms now have a good classroom for teaching themselves typing on the computer keyboard, and in with a cheep prieces which is significant today, because we never make a research paper by handwriting, and usually we don’t do our homework by handwriting. Therefore, practicing typing is very important to save more time. In my experience when I use CD disks to learn typing, I felt pored, and I did not complete learning, but when I did typing in chatting rooms I learned typing in a short and fun time. They have an interesting time while dealing with computer and Internet. In addition, chatting is good resource for information. “And how can students benefit from it? They can be taken to this cyber environment by their teachers to talk through their fingertips with peers from any part of the world” (Almeida d’Eca, 2003, para. 12). Moreover, people can share information with other people in a short time and receive their solutions with different teams, which is vital with employees in working teams and geographically dispersed teams (Instant messaging and messengers, n.d.).
Besides the of many benefits students can get it from chatting rooms, we should teach people the good way to use chat. This teaching should happen in different places in home by parents, radio, television, and CD disk (Fine, n.d.) and in schools. Students in schools should know the correct way to have good information and good knowledge from chat rooms, because everything around us we can use in a good way or bad way. The teachers in school should make special chat rooms for classes to discuss information and to help each other. And also the teacher can ask students to go to other chat rooms in other countries to ask them about their culture or some information; I think that is an interesting way to learn. “Most students (60.9) believe (the use of technology) improves their learning” (Guess, 2007, para.2).
In conclusion, technology improves day by day, and we have to use that development to help us in our life. We changed a lot of things after Internet’s appearance. One thing that very is most popular in the Internet is chat rooms. So, we have to use the benefits from chat. There are many benefits; one of them is increasing our information, so we have to teach our children and other people how they can use it in a correct way.
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