The Importance Of Technology In Education

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Consequently, technology has become integrated in the classroom in so many ways, that we often don't even think about how we are using it. The Education World Tech Team offers lessons and activities to help educators make better use of technology tools for instruction, and to help students improve their technology skills within the context of the regular curriculum. Included: Integration activities that utilize the Web, PowerPoint, Excel, digital photography, SMART Boards, and more (Education World, 2016).
In more and more schools today, technology is recognized as an instructional tool, not as a subject of instruction. Still, many educators, less familiar and less comfortable with technology than their students, struggle to seamlessly integrate
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It is because of the conclusion that technology will be integrated into every facet of business and life.
In the report of Sayer (2016), Andreas Schleicher said that school systems need to find more effective ways to integrate technology into teaching and learning to provide educators with learning environments that support 21st century pedagogies and provide children with the 21st century skills they need to succeed in tomorrow’s world,”. And that technology is the only way to dramatically expand access to knowledge. To deliver on the promises technology holds, countries need to invest more effectively and ensure that teachers are at the forefront of designing and implementing this change.”
Technology has become inseparable part of today’s world and this is also true with the field of foreign language instruction. The use of technology in teaching and learning of foreign language like English has always dominated the pedagogical debates and discussions and made the luminaries and pedagogues in the field to investigate the possible advantages and implications of this technology for effective and dynamic teaching and learning of foreign language like English (Alsied,
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The DepEd had launched ICT programs for public schools in the country (Agoncillo, 2014). However, the Department of Education needs to address the following policy gaps: an expanded definition of ICT; appropriate use; donor coordination and harmonization; and public private sector partnership (Flor, 2016).
Researches indicate the positive effects of ICT in teaching-learning such as increased participation in discussions; enhanced awareness of issues and events; positive motivation to come to classes, etc. (Esdicul, 2011). Moreover, there are many ways to support learning, there is in a computer lab, at a shared PC with own mouse, at a digital whiteboard, on a laptop, netbook or Tablet PC and in the cloud (Casio, 2011). Digital Learning Resources covers all learning materials produced through the use of digital applications and processes (Guizano,