What is a tool?
For our purpose, we can choose the following meanings from the dictionary (Merriam-Webster). A tool is
A tool helps us to perform a certain task more efficiently and faster than what could be achieved without it. Let this be our criterion for identifying technology tools in education.
Some of the tools required in education are
While the first four are tools teachers use with children or for managing school processes, the last one is useful for sharing ideas and forming a community (teachers community or teachers-students community). Whatever the purpose, an ICT tool must
We will encounter lots of tools that can do all this and more in this course.