Here’s a couple of comments on technology, power point in particular. I am so glad to see teachers who realize that technology should enhance teaching not replace it and that L2 can be learned only by communicative interaction.
Long after college, what sticks in student memory? Gee-whiz graphics? Slick
PowerPoints? Or having really talked with smart, engaged professors?…”
At one of the Brain Expos my sister attended, she was told that the power point audience’s brains are actually at a more passive level than the brains of people watching television, which is not much more engaged than sleep.
So, if your kids need a nap … !
I like Alex’s point about face time for language. Interaction is so much better use of our time together.