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									TASK 3A TARA SPAFFORD


Wickersley School and Sports College
VGCSE Unit 3 – Task 3a
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From:       {Tara Spafford}
To:         Miss Mitchell
Date:       {7/9/07}




A Report into How I Use ICT at Home and At School



Introduction
My report is going talk about personal, social and work use technology that I use
every day. In this report I’m going to explain and evaluate technology items that I
use.


Personal Use: To me personal use is something that I don’t use socially or for work
but for some thing like when im on my own at home like an ipod or a mobile phone.

Social Use: to me this word means that I use objects socially and share them using
them at the same time like a television or a car or a home alarm, cctv.

Work Use: this word means that I use these objects for help with school work but
these objects that I use are technology




List of technologies I use:


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Device                Category             Personal, school or   Why do I need it      How are the needs
                                           social (3 each)                             met


1. mobile phone       Communication        Social                Keep in touch and     Tiny so fits in my
                                                                 communicate           pocket or bag

                                                                 To mates and
                                                                 family

2. mp3 player/ ipod   Music                Personal              To keep up with the Has loads of
                      entertainment                              music of the world memory for loads
                                                                 and stop me from    of songs
                                                                 getting bored

3. laptop             Internet pages and   Social                To talk to mates      Helps me do school
                      communication                              and let me do my      work and keep in
                                                                 homework and          touch with mates
                                                                 view web pages of
                                                                 choice

4.burgular / house    Safety               Personal              To make sure my       By going off it tells
alarm                                                            belongings are safe   me whether a
                                                                 and so am I           burglar is around

5. central heating    Control and          personal              Keeps me warm         Can switch it on
system                monitoring                                 when I am cold and    when I want it on
                                                                 heats the radiators   and dries my
                                                                 up                    clothes

6. dedicated photo    Reprographics        Social                Keeps me up to        Prints quality
printer                                                          date with photos so   pictures and dosent
                                                                 when I take them      take long to print
                                                                 and my family take
                                                                 them we can print
                                                                 them off in style

7. USB drive          Storage media        Work                  To save my school     Great because you
                                                                 work so that I can    know its there
                                                                 do it at home and     because if you send
                                                                 bring it in to        it through email it

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                                                         school and print it      has a possibility of
                                                         off                      not being there


8. www.           Internet            Work               I need internet to       Needs are met
                                                         help me with my          because it is very
                                                         home work and            fast you can log on
                                                         school work              to www. And type
                                                         because if I need to     in what you want
                                                         research some            in Google and it
                                                         thing you have to        will come up with
                                                         log o to the www.        pages of
                                                                                  information

9. photocopier    Reprographics       Work               I need this not very     Because a
                                                         often but some           photocopier is very
                                                         days I need to have      quick and easy to
                                                         more than one            use and no need to
                                                         copy of my work          scan it and wait
                                                         and so it is easier to   ages .
                                                         use a photocopier
                                                         than scan it in on a
                                                         printer




    Explanations of three technologies

    Ipod, personal, entertainment
    This device is an electronic music player , you can only buy these from specific
    shops, they come in different styles and colours, on your ipod you can listen to
    songs, watch movies/pod casts, and view photos,.sycronises with the pc and Mac,
    an ipod is a very small and compactable device that you can slip in to your pocket
    And not even notice it is there.




    Mobile phone, social, communication
    A mobile phone is used for communication you can gets phones in different colours
    and styles the colours available at the moment are green, black, pink, orange, black,
    silver , A mobile phone Is a very easy to use piece of technology most phones have

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cameras in the back and also have an internet connection available. A mobile phone
is a portable communication device. Mobile phones connect to a mast a phone mast.




USB pen, Work, storage




                            The USB pen are nand flash drived data storage device
(Nand flash memories cannot provide execute in place due to their different
construction principles) .The usb are very small and compactible removable and
rewritable.flash drives are sold from 4mb( megabites) and up.




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                                                      A flash drive consists of a small
printed circuit board typically in a plastic or metal casing, making the drive sturdy
enough to be carried about in a pocket, as a key fob.,Most usb flashdrives allow
them to be connected directly to the pc port .


Evaluation of my Three Technologies

{Mobile phone, social, communication }
{THIS DEVICE IS VERY USEFUL FOR COMMUNICATION, IF YOU HAVE CREDIT
ON YOUR PHONE YOU CAN RING PEOPLE OR TEXT THEM AND KEEP IN
TOUCH WITH THEM. Comparing it to other methods like writing letter its allot easier
and gets there quicker because a letter takes up to 2 days a phone call can take
maximum of 10 seconds to connect. So the one that would be the best to
communicate is the mobile phone because it is quicker. They could make this
technology better by making the calls free so that you don’t have to worry about
credit. They could also make this technology better by making chargers that charge
your phone up in seconds.



{Ipod, personal, entertainment}
this device is useful because it can play music and show me pictures all off of one
device, this device is allot better than an mp3 player because it has allot less storage
and an mp3 player doesn’t show images either . to make this mp3 player better it
could have more memory space on and to make an ipod better they should make the
ipod have a battery that is less than 50 pound when you need to replace it .

{USB drive, Work, Category of technology}
{This device is really good it stores lots of work, it can store anything from music and
photos to work and big power points. Compared to a floppy disk the USB drive is
better to the floppy because it holds more memory. The USB drive would be better if


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it was florescent so that you didn’t loose it and less flimsy so that it wouldn’t break as
easily.

Summary
{Ict helps me in my life because I wouldn’t be able to do what I do at the moment cas
easily. If ict wasn’t around I would have to spend my time writing letters and sending
them and writing out all my work not being able to type it and not have to worry about
keeping it safe and as well have fun and chill out listening to music while walking
around.




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