Last week the primary students learned about how the internet connects us to other people. Students had the opportunity to tell what they thought the internet was and how it worked. They had some great answers – It makes games work. It connects things together. It is the WiFi. It is the wires you plug in to make a computer, iPad, or phone work.
After we talked through their thoughts, together we decided that the internet is an online community that connects us to people, places and things. It can connect us to family members or friends that we don’t see often through emails and phone calls. It can connect us to places that we can’t visit in person. Our example discussed was that every class can’t go together to New York to see the Statue of Liberty, but the internet can connect us to the Statue of Liberty through pictures, videos and websites. Also, the internet connects us to things such as the games they play and the videos they watch online.