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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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Top 5 Web Resources for Students

There are various reasons why students use the Internet, and although I’m sure social networks take up a major chunk of their time, they do utilize the web for practical purposes too. While the Internet has made life a whole lot easier for the entire world, it opens up opportunities for students that never existed before. They have access to a host of resources at their fingertips, the best of which are:

  • Scholarships: To a student, no word can be sweeter than scholarship. It means free money to earn your education. It means freedom from debt and the headache of using all your hard-earned money to pay it back for most of your life. And it means having a little more spending money in college than living like a pauper and scraping to get by on a minimum allowance. So naturally, every student wants to grab hold of a scholarship if it’s being offered at no cost at all. The Internet helps the identify opportunities that they’re qualified for and send in applications according to guidelines.

  • Networking: Networking with friends is one thing; using connections to secure a job is another. The Internet helps students find and apply for jobs that are located in other places, states and even countries. The sky’s the limit when it comes to looking for a job with the web at your disposal. And this is why students prefer it to the traditional method of visiting offices they know and asking for work.

  • General education: You never have to be at a loss for words or stuck without the formula for a math problem, not with the Internet at hand. All you need to know is how to search for what you want. Every bit of information related to every single thing in the world is on the net, and if your search skills are up to scratch, you don’t need anything else to help you to study effectively.

  • Interactive quizzes: No, I’m not talking about the dumb questions and the equally stupid answers that are on Facebook quizzes (although I do admit they can be fun and a great way to relieve boredom); I’m referring to the ones that help you prepare for competitive exams or that test your IQ. You know where you stand and in which areas and subjects you need to improve once you’ve taken a few of these tests. They are great ways to practice when you’re studying on your own.

  • Subject specific knowledge: Although most students still prefer their textbooks for this category, there are a few subjects that have a wealth of reliable resources online. When students are researching options for a term paper or a thesis, they turn to the Internet besides poring over books in a library.

  • This guest article was written by Adrienne Sara Carlson, who regularly writes on the topic of online degree. Adrienne welcomes your comments and questions at her email address: adrienne.carlson83@yahoo.com

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