Real World Application
At school, being able to make spread sheets and figuring out math is helpful. Learning how to use excel is a great skill.
In any future career, being able to make presentations is a helpful skill. Whether its power point, google presentation, or prezi, sharing information you've gathered to your fellow employees.
At home, you are able to look up information to use to help in emergencies or just plain finding out information. It's good to use means other than google like New York online library.