chapter  9
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The opportunities of working online

There used to be a time when schools had to buy boxes of software for the ‘multimedia’ computers they had in classrooms. There are still some items of specialised software that need to be purchased, but so much of what we do on computers can be done online: from editing images; drawing pictures; doing tests; responding to surveys; joining discussions; word processing; mind mapping; translating phrases; searching dictionaries, thesauruses and encyclopaedias; sharing videos and commenting on them; posting statistics on weather stations and other scientific experiments; to managing the whole information systems for schools including pupil grades, attendance, reports and the SEN register.