31079Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Singapore points the way
- Apr 28, 2014Good article indeed. Thanks David,- Michael------ Original Message ------From: "David Winet" <dwinet@...>Sent: 28/04/2014 4:10:52 AMSubject: [evonline2002_webheads] Singapore points the way
Greetings fellow webheads!
Check this out:
"Glitzy tech that serves no purpose other than being cool is frowned upon.
In classrooms in Singapore, digital devices are increasingly viewed as a
means to bring students together in collaboration, rather than separate
"In contrast, American students who have tools like tablets and computers
in the classroom often use them in isolation, powering through interactive
worksheets and online quizzes. Indeed, technology.s main purpose often
seems to be giving students personalized learning paths and a way to
progress at their own pace."
Soooo, in this spirit I have been using http://groupme.com with writing
students who use their cellphones in class to participate - I polled them
on their satisfaction with it: 8/10 was the average score!
ESL classes that don't start to incorporate the best features of mobile
devices are going to seem like dinosaurs and eventually suffer the same
fate. Let's not condemn ourselves to such a fate.
It's not about MOOCs; it's about exchanging energy, just in English.
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