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Capítulo 5. Conclusions- Using Second Language Acquisition Theories to select technology tools for the Language Classroom - Departamento de Lenguas. - Licenciatura en Idiomas. - Escuela de Artes y Humanidades - Universidad de las Américas Puebla.

Author: Aguilar Ramírez, Mariana

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Chapter 5: conclusions Technology is here to stay and there is no way to deny it.
People from all ages around the globe have woven it into many aspects of their lives; they breathe, eat, sleep, live and learn with technology. Throughout the past four chapters, I have presented the widespread technology has had; have explored the IS and ICTs; have introduced some of the relevant SLA theories and principles that can aid the selection of Web 2.0 tools and have discussed the ISTE standards for the use of technology in a classroom. In order to put the theory in practice, a study was carried out with four language teachers. They were given a handout that contained different theories that could be used to choose a Web 2.0 tool as well as the general ISTE standards; also they had a list of Web 2.0 tools, a lesson plan template and a Web 2.0 tool evaluation handout.
Their main task was to include a Web 2.0 tool into their language classroom to offer a different to achieve the lesson’s set goal.
The results of their input were provided in chapter four.
In summary, 100% of the teachers reported that their students were excited and involved in the activities; 75% said they reached their instructional goals and 100% said they are most likely to try and include more Web 2.0 tools in their language classes. 5.1 Answers to initial research questions In the introduction chapter, four research questions were presented; the study that was carried out gave the necessary information to answer them, the responses to each follow. 1.
What is the information society (IS) and information and communications technology (ICTS)? Do these (ICTS) aid or hinder foreign language learning? The foundation of the information society is, as its name suggests, information; it is a society based on the creation, distribution, access and use of information.
This information is important for many social, political, economical and cultural purposes.
The IS is key in human development and it can transform a...






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