So what has technology got to do with learning grammar?

Mary Sheard reveals the potential of electronic handsets in primary grammar lessons

GRAMMAR AND TECHNOLOGY MAY NOT SEEM like an obvious pairing. However, a recent evaluation has explored the use of electronic handsets in grammar teaching, and found that it may in fact be a very effective partnership.

What we know
● Technology-enhanced self-paced learning shows promise for improving learning in grammar.
● Questions for Learning – one such intervention – produced positive outcomes for grammar knowledge after 12 weeks.
● Low- and average-achieving pupils stand to gain more than high achievers.

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May 2013