Do technologies improve our lives?

For the past two centuries, humankind has made enormous strides in innovation and technological progress. From ancient medicine to microsurgery today, all this great evolution has greatly benefited man as a whole and has also improved his standard of living considerably. The emergence of global computer networks as the internet is part of one of those great steps that man has been able to make. This network allows the planet to discover and be informed about the rest of the planet. The Internet marks the arrival of a new media, and is just beginning since every day we can discover new ways to bring all types of information to our computer. “With billions of pages viewable by a user, the Internet far surpasses all informative databases in the world, as well as all libraries. From books to music to tour guides, everything is on the Internet. A great cultural database Internet is a place where cultures, traditions and religions mix. The Internet offers people a freedom never before acquired, a possibility of escape, but also of exchange. In my opinion, without these technologies, our society would not be where it is today. Technologies are among us and they will continue to progress to make our lives easier. It is through its various functions that technology can expand teachers’ field of vision, diversify activities and make them more interactive.In everyday life, ICTs make resources available to learners so that they can develop communication, creative, research, problem-solving skills in a world-class, collaborative society. Today, who does not have a telephone, does not have a television, does not write with a computer, does not own a cell phone, and does not use search engines to enrich a job. All these technologies make it possible to discover new cultures in the world and communicate freely with anyone. The media are entertaining and informing us no matter where we are in the world. There is no longer any question of waiting. It’s no longer necessary to have a newspaper in your hands to get information. Websites like cyberpresse allow us to read all newspaper headings and even track articles that are archived. In addition, information is present and accessible through various sites such as Google and Wikipedia. I believe that using technology tools in a classroom would allow the teacher to get more students with reality from meaningful activities. The advantage of putting the child in contact as soon as possible with new technologies is that he will be able to use it more sensitively, attentively and he will be able to respect his standards. He will more easily know the limits of certain media and he may even contribute to the development of new technologies. I think that by using technology in classrooms, the teacher can increase the level of her activities, involve students more actively in research, and create a learning community where they can discuss a variety of topics.

To improve his teaching, the teacher can use various tools such as the interactive whiteboard and blogs. These two tools will put the student at the heart of his learning. They will be able to exchange from a blog about the various topics covered in the day and bring other elements that they have discovered and want to share. The teacher could even use the blog with parents to communicate, but also so that they can integrate into the development of their child. In addition, using the interactive whiteboard, the teacher will be able to integrate the elements of a problem through a real situation. With these two educational tools, he could diversify his teachings, add elements and actively involve students. These tools are efficient and fast. They are changeable at any time and are constantly changing. It is therefore obvious that by looking for activities that are present in our society that students will have a greater motivation to complete a project or face the activity.In addition to improving the teaching with these different tools that are faster, it improves with the diversity offered on the Internet hardware equipment. The teacher has newer images and high quality video and she owns books with more colorful and varied images. He could even use digital books that would increase the amount of books available in the classroom. He even has access to various sites such as Vicky Gardens, which offers him assessment tools, educational activities on the different subjects according to the degree of the child and provides him with material for the beginning of the year. This site allows the teacher to save a lot of time on the creation of the different tools that he can use in class and also keeps him updated on the news that appeared in the week.

Beyond technologies in education, research has been done on the importance of the Internet in our lives. Pew Internet and the American Life Project show that the Internet is becoming increasingly important in making important decisions in our lives. We even show that it is more and more present in everyone’s life. This tool appears as a quick and convenient way to make your choices. This study states that 60 million Americans said that the Internet had helped them for a capital choice. In the details, “it is even stated that 54% of the adults interviewed said that the Internet had a major role when one of their relatives suffered from an illness. Also, 50% admitted that the Internet had played an important role in continuing to train for their careers. In fact, 43% of respondents indicated that the Internet had a major role in finding a new place of residence. Finally, 42% have been learning about the web for their child’s future school. “

This media is one source of information among many others. We are no longer restricted to waiting to see a specialist or professional for information. Internet is everywhere and it comes to us. All media are becoming more powerful and make our life easier. Cellular for example, in case of emergency we can reach anyone anywhere and networks are becoming stronger. It is now also possible to reach a person no matter where they are in the world through programs like Skype. The media allow us to travel all over the world, to quickly know the important events that are happening, no matter where we are. They are among us and meet the demand and our needs.

Through all these means, regardless of the level of students, teachers will be able to broaden their horizons by allowing students to interact with different people from around the world. Young people will learn about the different cultures that surround them and will be able to share it with others. Technologies make teaching more meaningful and interactive. Social networks even make it possible to put the pupil in a learning situation by writing, reading and phrasing the sentence correctly. Technologies offer so much opportunity and openness to changes and changes that students must be able to use them appropriately. Unfortunately, still many people abuse this accessibility, but by inviting the youngest to use it according to the rules and respect of all, I think we could see the effectiveness of its tools in everyday life .Again, technologies are improving life in education so much because they allow communication between different schools and facilitate collaboration on a very short time scale. We can therefore develop larger projects with more people without having to travel thanks to all the media available to us. They make it possible to stimulate young people’s motivation more quickly and immediately in view of the projects presented. By bringing young people to discover new functions, we stimulate their interest and invite them to want to discover more.

Technologies are part of our lives. Instead of focusing on all the negative aspects such as the misuse of social networks, the excessive use of cell phones among young people or the violation of privacy by blogs or social networks, we should rather learn about the usefulness of these when they are well led and all that they can bring so that our society develops more. If everyone was really interested in the Internet and knew how to use it, no one would be afraid. In any field, there are abuses, but if we learn to use them properly, I think we could know the various functions to protect ourselves and also to know the limits.

Can we say today that technology, no matter at what point in our lives, has saved us a lot of time and made it much easier for us? I think so. The technologies make it possible to get closer, to facilitate the communication and they bring us all the necessary information directly in our living room. For my part, I would not be ready to start writing my work by hand, to have only a phone that can not move in the house, to listen to my shows on a small television without color and especially can not communicate with my friends who come from outside by mail. Technology makes it much easier and will never stop growing.

Finally, technologies are present in our lives and they will continue to amaze us with the quality and speed of its functions. They improve our lives by the amount of information open to all, they inform about everything that happens everywhere in the world, they lead us in the decision making and allow to update easily. In education, technologies help the teacher in his teaching materials, they also give him the chance to go further in his projects with his students. They also give him the opportunity to work in collaboration with other schools without moving, to communicate with his students more easily. Technology in education makes it possible to go beyond the limits, to move towards real and meaningful learning situations for students. It can even travel students around the world through social networks. It is also important to demonstrate the importance of new technologies and their use in everyday life so that there is less abuse and young people know the limits of each. There will always be crooks and fraudsters, it is not with the arrival of technologies that they have manifested themselves. By knowing the standards, we will limit the exposure of personal data and reduce the damage. Students need to know the usefulness of the media in everyday life so that they in turn can use it properly. Technology improves our life by its speed, its accessibility and its ability to get rich, I wonder why in schools we still ask questions about its integration?

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