Surfing the web is the latest technology where students can travel the world to go to the Lowrider Magazine web page or to Brazilian soccer. How can two subjects that are totally different work together?
The Internet can be used at home and school for research and for personal uses. You can research for reports such as euthanasia or to find out about your favorite poet. E-mail will provide personal growth because you can write to people from other lands and can send letters that they will receive at the same day.
Let me show you how to work the web so you can do research. First, you need to get an ISP server such as Silicon Beach which connects you to the world wide web. Then, you need a browser such as Navigator Netscape or Microsoft Explorer. Then you need a modem for your computer to get online. After you go through those steps you sign on and go to an Internet search or Infoseek search home pages where you can look for your favorite topics, for example "Lowrider Magazine". If you don't get a chance to do this at school, hopefully you have a computer and modem at home. You can get 50 hours free from America On-Line presently. If you don't want to do that, Navigator Netscape is a free service for students and teachers.
I personally have learned to use both America On-Line and Navigator Netscape in class. I have surfed for many hours for fun, and also used the Internet for research on my euthanasia essay, a biography on my favorite poet, William Shakespeare and a poem written by him. To find this, you can go to a search home page, type in "William Shakespeare" and hit enter. A list of home pages to go to will show up on the screen, then find a site to go to.
Learning to use the Internet for research as a freshman is the best thing to learn how to do, not only for your grade, but it is easier to do research than looking in an encyclopedia. Learning it now can help you throughout high school for future classes. Waves are big, so you should start surfing.