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General Uses of Technology

Young woman studying map of Africa on her computer.

While computers can be used to accomplish an extremely wide variety of tasks-from creating software programs to composing music and editing movies-they are most often used by students for the basic tasks of creating and editing text (word processing), solving math problems, and communicating with others. Choose from the links below to learn more about these general uses for computer technology.

  1. Create Text-Based Documents with a Word Processor
  2. Use a Computer to Do Mathematical Calculations
  3. Use a Computer to Communicate with Others

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