Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Technology In Teaching

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Introduction It is no doubt that most people are afraid to change. However, they said “the only thing unchanged is change itself,” which I find quite true. People need to adjust themselves and try to adopt new things, no matter they want or not. It is the same when talking about teaching English to speakers of other languages. Students are different nowadays. They are greatly exposed to new inventions and technologies. Therefore, if teachers stick to the traditional ways of teaching and do not change at all, soon or later they will be eliminated, if not completely, at least to a certain degree. Technology plays an important role in modern life. It has an impact on almost every field of life and it influences teaching as well with no doubt.…show more content…
Monitoring students’ learning progress becomes…show more content…
Conclusion Technology or CALL (Computer-Assisted-Language-Learning) is meant to supplement face-to-face language instruction, but not to replace it. Therefore, I believe that teachers shouldn’t get rid of traditional blackboard. In the future, I will try to combine using technology and blackboard properly and efficiently because it is sad to find that some students now are even lack of ability to calculate simple figures. This is because technology is abused by some teachers and students. When the society cares only about how to use calculators or computers, the importance of students’ mental development will be jeopardized. Furthermore, technology will become a disadvantage for some students, who cannot afford computers at home. In this case, to be familiar with technology is just something difficult for them. Therefore, although technology does help with TESOL to a certain degree, teachers should take all students into consideration during the process of deciding what technology to adopt to help with their English
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