Making School “Lighter”

heavy backpackAs a teacher, I used to watch my grade 4 students struggle towards school and then collapse in the classroom. Why? Well, they usually had 4 or 5 heavy textbooks in their backpacks plus their lunch, plus stationary, shoes and many other things. Not very healthy and good for their growing structure and backs.

The video learning revolution and digital learning is changing all this and making student backpacks much lighter. Students don’t need those large textbooks, just a tablet or a netbook and they are ready to learn. They also have access to a world of learning, knowledge and interaction. The changes are amazing. This USA Today article describes well the coming changes.

EnglishCentral is part of this amazing transformation “lightening up” education. And lets also cheer that it is much healthier for our students!

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