EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, THREAT OR BENEFIT TO TEACHERS
Has learning a second language remained the same or have the things changed in the recent 50 years? If we compare our childhood to the childhood of today’s children, we can see that there is nothing in common. The new generations of students in every level of education are so dependent on technology that it has become their everyday life, their best friend, their source of entertainment and much more. Hence, technology cannot be separated from the learning and teaching as well. This paper deals with the previous theories and researches regarding the use of technology in the classrooms. Furthermore, it puts an emphasis on the educational technology worldwide, on the issue of the extent to which technology has occupied the modern classroom and on the newest educational technological inventions. Moreover, the paper compares two similar projects “Computer for every child” introduced in
Macedonia and Ireland. It describes the experiences of these two countries as well as the similarities and differences. Finally, it draws conclusions on the discussed points and it sends a message to teachers not to fear the advances of technology, but embrace the change and make the most of it.