Technology In Education

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Introduction Technology has become a very significant tool around the world. It is quite impossible to see life without it. We are surrounded by technological gadgets that are essential for our everyday living. Even the least developed countries use technology in their everyday lives. The use of technology cannot be considered a luxury anymore, it is a need nowadays. The outstanding impact of technology in the world can have some controversial aspects, but one thing is true, it can make our lives a lot easier with the appropriate use. (Mercado 107) One of the greatest advantages of technology for all human beings is the chance to increase productivity in less time. Being able to perform tasks faster and better make people create new ways to…show more content…
These principles also allowed teachers to focus on the learning process and learning strategies, they were able to give appropriate feedback and they even had time to carry out tasks and support for learners. (Yassaei 12) In many countries, teachers of English as a Foreign Language want to develop successful lesson. They always face numerous challenges, including large class sizes and inadequate instructional materials and technological support (Yassaei 13). Many of these teachers still have wrong assumptions about how to apply technology in their classrooms; some of them might have questions or might be afraid of making mistakes because they do not want to try new things. Therefore they follow the old traditional teaching method. ‘On the other hand many English language teachers have identified new useful ways to bring technology into the classroom, including creating wikis; using Web Quests; implementing; implementing video-based activities through sites such as You Tube; incorporating video games and blogs; and making use of instant messages’ (Reilly…show more content…
These changes are often sociocultural; for example it would be easier for shy students to attend online classes than participating in their own classrooms (Petrie and Avery 11). 3. Application of Technology in EFL/ESL Classes Some ESL/EFL Teachers are familiar with and knowledgeable about relevant language technologies, therefore they are willing to consider incorporating them into instruction. Others do not recognize that there are endless choices that they can make in using technology in class, and that these instructional choices have a significant impact on the success or failure of a language learning lesson (Petrie and Avery 13). Technology has to be implemented in the classroom in order to enhance students’ critical thinking and their literacy skills. Students can do research on the Internet; they can also learn about the accuracy of online content and the moral and ethics of using online content. Students have to be taught how to give criticism, they can use technology to present their ideas. (Mercado

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