chapter  7
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Using information technology

Infonnation technology (IT) is the broad tenn used to cover all aspects of transmitting or manipulating infonnation using some sort of technology. However, in schools the tenn is usually restricted to using microcomputers. Most, if not all, schools are now equipped with microcomputers of one sort or another. The most common fonn of arrangement is to find the majority of the computers situated in one room, the IT room, with a few computers in key teaching rooms. The computers in the IT room are often linked together or networked so that infonnation can be centrally stored and retrieved from a central computer called a file server.