Back to: Jss2 Computer Science – ICT (BST)
Topic: ICT Gadget
WEEK: 1 & 2
Electronic devices known as ICT gadgets, or “ICT gizmos” in common parlance, are a popular category of small technological appliances designed to perform specific functions. These gadgets are often characterized by their unique and clever design, which sets them apart from other everyday devices. Although there are countless ICT gadgets on the market, some of the most popular examples include mobile phones, personal computers, MP3 players, radios, cameras, and more.
One notable aspect of IT gadgets is their ability to store and transmit information, making them useful for personal and professional purposes alike. In the software industry, a “gadget” can refer to a computer program that provides a service without requiring an independent application to be launched. These programs run in an environment that can manage multiple gadgets at once.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common ICT gadgets and their specific functions:
- Mobile phones: One of the most ubiquitous ICT gadgets around, mobile phones are used for making phone calls and sending instant messages. Some phones are capable of additional multimedia functions such as voice and video recording, image capture, and more.
- MP3 players: These small devices are designed to play multimedia files such as music, videos, and games.
- iPods: A specific type of MP3 player, iPods are often used to capture classroom and other field activities.
- Personal computers: PCs are essential tools in information and communication technology, used for processing data that includes text, sound, and images.
- Radios: Radios are electronic gadgets used to process, transmit, and receive sound signals.
- Televisions: Televisions are a ubiquitous IT tool used for transmitting and receiving sounds and images.
- Microphones: These acoustic-electric devices are used for amplifying sounds.
- Fax machines: Fax machines are used to send or receive pictures and texts over a telephone line.
When it comes to using mobile phones to create and send messages, there are a few easy steps to follow:
- Select the message menu on the phone.
- Choose the ‘Create message’ submenu.
- Type in your message.
- Press the ‘SEND/OK’ key after typing the message.
- Enter the recipient’s phone number.
- Press the ‘SEND/OK/YES’ key.
To retrieve information from your mobile phone, you can follow these steps:
- Select the ‘message’ menu.
- Scroll down to the inbox sub-menu (a list of messages appears) and scroll to the one you want to read.
- Open the message by pressing the ‘READ’ button.
ICT gadgets have become an integral part of our daily lives, providing convenience, functionality, and entertainment. With their clever design and numerous functions, these small technological devices have transformed the way we live, work, and communicate with one another.