The world today has been changed by the Internet. Directions, maps, news, movies, entertainment, social networking, recipes—what can’t we access online? No one can doubt the Internet’s impressive impact on education, either. There are hundreds of educational websites, helpful blogs, tips for teachers and students, and resources for school papers and reports to be found online. Whether we’re using the Internet for education, work, or entertainment, we all frequently rely on the information we obtain from the web.
Now imagine if you could only access a third of the material the Internet has to offer (and not the third you could choose, either). A little discouraging, isn’t it? But for some of your students, this limited Internet is a reality.