在生命河圖書館內，雖然只有三部iPAD, 其中兩部還是IPAD1，知識、智慧、上帝賜給香港的地質公園的美滋潤著孩子的生命.....學習不再孤單，不再無助, 神的愛在湧流.....Developing reading and speaking skills with IPADs as an ‘assistant’
Yesterday a group of five students used IPADs to practice for the upcoming oral exam- group discussion. The task was to plan an outing to one of the geological parks. The IPads were used for retrieving the contents from the websites on geological parks and geowalks, as well as getting the pronunciation of the words using the text to speech function.
Since the IPADs were the oldest model - IPAD1, which didn't have a camera, and thus videos, one of the most powerful function of such mobile learning devices, could not be taken of their discussion process.
It was a small but tremendous step forward for this group of students. Using the bilingual texts in the government government website, their understanding of the English text was much enhanced even without an English teacher around. This is extremely important to ‘confidence’ building for disadvantaged students whose families can provide hardly any support in their English learning.