The use of technologies such as the Internet as a teaching tool in schools is not the issue now since it is pervasively used.
For example, the learner can watch the movie while reading the subtitles, or watch a simple language program to strengthen the listening skills.
TV can also present many different shows, not only entertainment, but also News, documentary programs, educated programs, historical and scientific movies.
Will children lose their ability to relate to other people? All of these can be used inappropriately, but all of them have given humanity unlimited access to information which can be turned into knowledge.
Appropriately used- interactively and with guidance- they have become tools for the development of higher order thinking skills.
Students can always use the internet to get more information for their researches.
It also became a popular way to communicate, you can send emails, use chat, voice chat, or even video chat with your friends and family.
The teacher and the student both can use the technology to enhance the teaching and learning strategies.
On the other hand, many people are worried of the possible harmful effects of using technology in the classroom or at home. The same was probably said with the invention of the printing press, radio, and television.
Some of the TV’s benefits that it may help the learners in different ways.
For example, the learner of English Language -or any other language- can find a collection of programs, movies, series, documentary and educated programs and channels that they can use to learn the language they want.