Thanks to the internet, communication with others around the world is much faster and far more convenient than in previous years. Teachers all around the world are taking advantage of this, and are making connections with other teachers and classes all around the world. The only equipment required is a computer, webcam and a microphone.The opportunities that this presents are numerous – students can share ideas, collaborate on projects and learn about other cultures without ever leaving the classroom. You can read more about some ways that the internet can be utilised in this way here.
Another use for this technology is for virtual excursions. The Sydney Living Museums offer excursions to schools from all over the country.
As time goes on, more and more uses for this technology are sure to emerge.