In Teaching with Tech 2016: Language Educators Talking Tech, Paul Nitz has recently published an article arguing for using digital flashcards in teaching Ancient Greek even when using a communicative approach. This is something of an unusual proposal, but Dr. Nitz accompanies it with compelling arguments. In particular, he recognizes the differences between modern language teaching where immersion in the language is possible and extremely useful, and ancient language classes where the same level of immersion in the language is simply not a reasonable possibility.
You can read Paul’s article online at SmashWords.com. I’d love to hear what you think.
Thanks to Sententia Antiquae for the snow-related vocabulary. What an appropriate post for our current situation! We don’t have a lot of snow here in Chapel Hill, but it’s enough to make minor roads dangerous, causing local schools to be closed for the day.
I’ve replaced the Drag and Drop Vocabulary exercise for lesson 17 with two shorter ones. Some browsers had trouble handling 17 drag and drop items in a single file, so I pared it down to two files with 8 and 9 words respectively.