Software And High SchoolThe beginning of the 1990’s is marked by the era of computers.Everywhere we look ,we see computers. They have become an essential part of ourevery day life. If the world’s computer systems were turned off even for a shortamount of time, unimaginable disasters would occur. We can surely say thattoday’s world is heading into the future with the tremendous influence ofcomputers.
These machines are very important players in the game, the key to thesuccess however is proper software (computer programs). It is the software thatenables computers to perform a certain tasks. Educational systems in developedcountries realize the importance of computers in the future world and therefore,emphasize their use in schools and secondary institutions. The proper choice ofsoftware is very important especially for beginners. Their first encounter withthe computer should be exiting and fun. It should stimulate their interest inthe computing field.First and foremost is the fact that computer software is a veryimportant educational tool.
Students in high schools experience computers forthe first time through games and other entertaining software. These help developyouth’s mental pathway in the way of logic, reflexes and the ability to makequick and concrete decisions Lipcomb, 66. The next step requires them to thinkmore seriously about the machines. Secondary students learn the first steps incomputer programming by creating simple programs. Here, the assistance of usefulsoftware is necessary. The computer software has many applications in the realworld and is found virtually everywhere.
The new generation of very fast computers introduces us to a new typeof software. Multimedia is a of computer program that not only delivers writtendata for the user, but also provides visual support of the topic. By exploringthe influence of multimedia upon high school students. I have concluded that theusage of multimedia have significantly increased students’ interest inparticular topics(supported by the multimedia). In order get these positiveresults, every child has to have a chance to use the technology on a daily basisemailprotected.Mathematics is one of the scientific fields that has employed the fullpotential of computer power complicated problem solving. By using the computer,students learn to solve difficult problems even before they acquire toughmathematical vocabulary.
The Geometer’s Sketch pad, a kind of math software, isused in many Canadian high schools as a powerful math tutor. Students can pulland manipulate geometric figures and at the same time give them specificattributes. The next best feature of the software is a drawing document. Itallows for easy drawing of perfect ellipses, rectangles and lines. Over allstudents’ marks in the particular subject that have used helpful software havesignificantly increased. emailprotected.
Computers have been used commercially for well over 50, theirsignificant use in modern society however has never been so high. People rely oncomputers in every aspect of their lives. Medicine, engineering and other highlyspecialized fields of science use computers in their work. Computer education isvery important.
It builds the basis for future generations which will be moredependent on computers than we are today. The usage of computers depends mainlyon the software. It is software that navigates computers through series ofcommands to a desired goal. Computer programs used in high schools must motivatestudents to study. The degree of difficulty of the computer software has toincrease with the age of the user. Games are introduced first as icebreakersbetween children and machines.
Later, more difficult software is used. Overall Ithink that computer software is very important tool in high school education.Drake (1987).