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"Investigate how ICT affects my life in a school, home, work and personal situation."

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Unit 3 - Topic 1: ICT in Society "Investigate how ICT affects my life in a school, home, work and personal situation." ICT is used in many different ways in day to day life and everyone uses it in some form. In my report I will talk about how people use them and how some of them work. Also I will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of using ICT. Home School Personal Social Personal Social Telephone-directory enquiry Internet-Email/MSN Internet-research individually Internet-research/Spanish work in pairs DVD-Watch Films Digital camera-take pictures of family and friends Mobile Phone-play games at break T.V-videos in class Internet-Play Games PS2-Play games with my brother Scientific Calculator-in maths Mobile Phone to contact parents in an emergency CD Player-listen to music MP3-listen to music with my friends when they come around DVD Player - To watch DVD's in class PC-homework e.g. research Minidisk player-play music at a party Digital Camcorder - to record us doing talks in English TV-Watching it on my own Mobile-texting and calling mates MP3-listen to music when travelling or when out Web cam-to chat to mates over the internet Scanner-scan in pictures Sky digital-internet TV-to play games on Playjam Home I usually use the telephone at home to ring up my friends. ...read more.

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At Home I use the TV to watch videos and DVD's and to watch the programmes on the television. The DVD player is usually used socially as I would usually watch a DVD with my brothers or with the rest of my family. This would be the same with the video. The only time it would be personal would be if I was recording something off the TV for myself. Connected to the TV is a set top box. At home I have two examples of set top boxes: Sky digital, and Freeview. Sky Digital not only allows me to watch television in digital view but also you can play games on Sky interactive. On Sky digital you can also ring up and order a film off Sky box office. I would usually play on the games by myself so it would be personal. Disadvantages of this are that I would use my minidisk player or mp3 player to play music to myself. I would plug my headphones into it so that no-one else gets disturbed. If I was to use it socially I would play the music from the minidisk player or mp3 player at a party. I could also use it when travelling. Disadvantages may be that you can't hear if someone is talking to you while you are listening to your music, although this may sometimes be an advantage. ...read more.

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The main advantages are that everything I do with ICT is now a lot quicker and easier to use. There are many different types of hardware that you can use with your PC as well such as: scanner; printer; web cam and many more. When I never had a mobile phone I would always have to find a phone box to ring home which wasn't always convenient as sometimes they are usually far apart. The main disadvantages are that ICT can usually be addictive, for example as soon as you get home, straight away get on the internet and start playing games and then forget about your homework. This can also make you lazy and unreliable. It can often cause health problems as if you are using the computer and the light is switched off then this can strain your eyes. Also playing games for too long can do this. The technology of TV has developed drastically so that you can now play games and also use Sky Plus to make your own TV channel. This also has the effects of the disadvantages listed above. My favourite type of ICT would probably be the PC. This as you can do almost anything on the PC. The internet would be my favourite programme on my PC as there are just so many advantages to it. Roshni Varsani 2,273 Words 10/Feb/2004 ...read more.

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