You are right Fathie, I mean the other day I became a semi-expert on loft insulation after just a hour of research online! How on earth would we have done that in the days before internet.
I've just been helping someone out who was looking for stories for teens and a quick search led me to some fabulous teen magazine sites - other than the girlie ones on fashion and boys that is! - so the internet alone is a great resource for students to use for homework assignments and finding texts and info to bring into class.
It's a way to make the kids responsible for their learning as well as participating in the lesson topics so they are likely to be more interested during class activities.
Technology isn't just the internet though. In many parts of the world teens are equipped with mobile phones and cameras so joint video projects would be possible, photographic projects to illustrate a story or to give presentations or design projects using some of the free design download kits out there.
As far as learning with software goes, it's good, it works, but it still doesn't compare with good old human beings!