Technology & Learning

Computer

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? With the help of technology, students nowadays can learn more information and learn it more quickly. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer
    • In what ways have students learned more?
    • In what ways have students not have learned more?
    • What role does technology play in education?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
efficiency (n) state of getting things done in a timely manner
They only wanted to increase efficiency, no matter the effect on the student.
forum (n) meeting where ideas are exchanged
Students were still able to engage in online forums.
wireless (adj) using radio to transmit signals
They could connect to their class with wireless Internet.
automatically (adj) by itself or with little direction
The students discovered that their computer could get results automatically.
retain (v) continue to have something
They wondered how much students could actually retain of what they learned.
instruct (v) teach, instruct or command
The teachers didn’t know how to instruct with the new computer program.
pump out (expression) produce a lot of something
The computer could pump out data automatically.
rattle off (expression) quotes something quickly
He began to rattle off reasons why technology was so beneficial for them.
rush into (expression) do something quickly
She was wary to not rush into replacing her physical textbooks.
miss the boat (expression) it’s too late
He was too busy texting that he missed the boat and couldn’t give his answer.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.”
― John Maeda

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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