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Kristina Laycock ICT and My Everyday Life

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Kristina Laycock ICT and My Everyday Life This report is going to be based on the different technologies I use at home, at school, with friends and at work. I am going to evaluate the extent of my needs for these technologies. Below is a list of the technologies I use at home, school and work: Home School Work Internet Internet Touch Screen Email Mobile Telephone Mobile Telephone SMS (Simple Message Service) Smart Boards SMS (Simple Message Service) WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) Lap top Mobile Telephone Email DVD's SMS (Simple Message Service) Teletext PDA's (Personal Digital Assistants) The Internet: I use the Internet to communicate with friends and family at home by visiting chat rooms on-line, it is very efficient and is cheaper than a phone call. I don't just use the Internet for social reasons; I use it for schoolwork and coursework. The Internet helps adults as well as children; you can do research on just about anything by using search engines. I also use the Internet for revision there are many different sites you can visit that helps you with last minute revision. Email: emailing is another good way of communicating with people and having a laugh. I use my email account to contact teachers as well as friends to get some revision work sent to me, when I am not at school or during the holidays. ...read more.

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It is a free Internet service (for those on contract phones) but costs only a small amount for downloads. It is a much easier way of finding out train times, what's on TV. that night, and the latest football scores; while you are out. You can also search for some latest ring tones and screensavers for your mobile phone, and it doesn't cost much to down load them. I use WAP on my mobile to down load ring tones, I also have a look to see what time the soaps are on so that I can get my mum to record them if I am out! PDA (Personal Digital Assistant): even though I am a very organised person I still have a PDA. I use it to store all my friends and family numbers just in case I ever loose my mobile. It also has important dates; such as birthdays, days off school and any holidays. You can also use a PDA to work out calculations and the exchange rate for different currencies. DVD's: DVD players are similar to video recorders but much better. They can play your favourite movie just like a video recorder, but the DVD's are disks instead of tapes. DVD players can also play CD's. ...read more.

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Touch Screens: touch screens are a lot like smart boards, except they are a computer monitor and not an interactive white board. I have a weekend job and the reception computer has a touch screen monitor. It is quicker than using a mouse, but you can use the mouse if you want to. Although touch screen monitors do freeze frequently, and are easy to damage if you are not careful. By doing this report it has made me realise that I have began to rely on technology, along with everyone else. Without ICT systems our lives would be totally different, and time consuming. Technology is improving all the time. Without the relevant ICT systems teaching methods within schools would be different, and you would not be able to communicate with the world as easily. There are some disadvantages about the latest technology; for example there are a lot more reports of burglary's, people being mugged etc. also the technology is not that reliable; such as mobile phones and laptops need to be charged. Some of the technology is not that cost efficient, for example smart board bulbs are a lot of money, and laptops and mobile phones can cost a lot of money for a decent one. ...read more.

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