Technology And Technology: Why Information And Communication Technology?

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INTRODUCTION “Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they are basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” (Steve Jobs) Why Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)? The answer is simple: ICT is making dynamic changes in a society. It influences all aspects of life. More and more influences are felt at schools. Since ICT tools provide both pupils and teachers with more opportunities in adapting learning and teaching to individual necessities, society, forces schools aptly respond to this technical innovation. As Jobs says “technology is nothing” but if schools provide teachers with adequate ICT tools and if they ensure training courses on the use of ICT, “they will do wonderful things”. Why teaching English? The vocabulary of computing and that of the Internet is overwhelmingly English and most texts that are accessed through it are in English. As an English teacher, I often use ICT tools in my classes. I consider that Information and Communication Technologies have an important role in teaching English. Almost every pupil has a laptop, a tablet, a smart phone or a computer and he or she uses the Internet. It is necessary for a teacher as well to use modern technology. I have realized that children enjoy having something new like watching videos on YouTube in my classes or learning with a Prezi presentation. There are many controversies in the use of ICT in teaching and
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