¡Por favor y gracias! The popular (and free) language instruction program, DuoLingo is giving away free iPads and MS8 needs your vote. MS8’s Spanish teacher is leading the charge and explains on the contest profile page how the technology would benefit her students.
“Having the technology…I would be able to create lessons that blend traditional instruction, dialogues and conversation with the multi-faceted website lessons…I would be able to differentiate learning in my class in meaningful ways, as the iPads would allow me to teach or review targeted skills to different groups of students while others benefit from independent work with Duolingo.”
Cast your vote HERE. Then share, share, share with family and friends. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, August 21st, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. One vote per person. The school with the most votes, wins. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 24th.
Per the company website, “Duolingo is the free science-based language education platform that has organically become the most popular way to learn languages online.” The company was founded by Carnegie Mellon University professor and inventor of CAPTCHAs, Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker who received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014.