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By Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie The greatest share of participants in this canvassing said their own experience and their observed experience among friends is that digital life improves many of the dimensions of their work, play and home lives.
They cited broad changes for the better as the internet revolutionized everything, from the most pressing intellectual and emotional experiences to some of the most prosaic and everyday aspects of existence.
It is so useful that in short order it has become an integral part of all of our lives. I work more from home and have more flexibility and a global client base because of digital technology.
I monitor my health and keep my physician informed using data technology. My wife has gone back to a graduate school program and is much more connected to school because of technology. My entertainment and reading options have exploded exponentially because of new technologies.
Use of home speakers, Internet of Things, Using digital stories to improve listening [artificial intelligence] and other emerging technologies is just impacting my life and likely will become more central. I used to write out first drafts of memos longhand. Increasingly I use a new free beta AI-based transcription service Temi to dictate my first draft and then edit that draft.
An app I use Accompany pulled up an email exchange between the two of us a decade ago about an issue we both care about.
Accompany also provided me a very recent article where the person I was meeting with discussed the same issue and current concerns. I have private communications with business associates in Europe, Asia, Latin America and in North America, and I receive emails or social media notices from my family members and their extended friends, and I receive the latest news and alerts from 20 different real news publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Economist.
All of this comes with little effort. And, after doing my local security, I can check every public investment I have made anywhere on earth and I can check my bank accounts and make transactions I deem of import, and I can search for any one or multiple piece of information that I need instantly, with or without Wi-Fi.
Yes, I have what I wanted, everything at my fingertips. That means information, knowledge, history, ability to transact. I try to never do this when others are with me, since I love living in the moment. Since I am alone a lot, I can find the time.
But I do not condemn or even slightly criticize people for taking a call, checking a text, reading, etc. What we built is what we wanted.
But, I am OK.
Digital connectivity has become like oxygen, utterly essential to my research. The net effect of these innovations has been to tie me more closely to other individuals and extend my interpersonal connections well beyond the pre-internet links of in-person interactions and telecommunications.
I have friends — close friends who I have known for well over a decade and with whom I communicate nearly every day. We have never met in-person. In fact, we have never spoken over the phone. At the end of the day, the two of the three highest human desires are the desire to be useful, and the desire to share stories.
We have been doing both since our distant ancestors sat around a savanna camp fire sharing their days and their dreams.
Now, thanks to digital media, the circle around the campfire has grown to encompass if we wish all of humanity. Something that was never possible before. I can more easily keep in regular contact with friends in distant places.
This enables us to pick right up when we do finally see each other in person. Technology eases the difficulties of day-to-day life. Because of the internet, I have access to virtually all of recorded music at all times. I can get up-to-date maps and traffic data to avoid incidents. I can order food, groceries or a taxi, obtain up-to-date information about my flight status, and navigate foreign cities via public transit all from my phone with a few taps of my finger.
Finally and relatedly, how the hell did I ever learn anything before the internet? Virtually all of human knowledge is at my fingertips at all times. The impact of all of these is profoundly positive. And this is only a taste of what the internet, and technological advances in general, promise.Comments from Schools Takoma Park Maryland Library, Takoma Park, Maryland, USA The room in which I spend most of my time has 10 computers, and elementary and middle school students stop by daily after school to use them.
1. Do the digital stories improve the children’s listening comprehension skills?
2. Is there a statistically significant difference between the mean scores of the experimental and control groups in their listening comprehension tests?
Accordingly, from the above questions, the following null hypothesis can be derived: 1. Improve your French reading, pronunciation and listening skills.
Make learning new vocabulary so much easier with 15 fun and engaging French stories. by Using Digital Stories in English In English language teaching, listening comprehension is one of the most important skills; moreover, listening skill also plays a significant role for second language learners, especially for young learners to understand what the speaker is talking about and to learn how to speak the target language (Grabielatos, cf.
. USING DIGITAL STORIES TO IMPROVE LISTENING COMPREHENSION WITH SPANISH YOUNG LEARNERS OF ENGLISH Dolores Ramírez Verdugo and Isabel Alonso Belmonte Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) ABSTRACT This paper examines the effects that digital stories may have on the understanding of spoken .
Digital storytelling is a technology application that is well-positioned to take advantage of user-contributed content and to help teachers overcome some of the obstacles to productively using technology in their classrooms.