Here's one way Duolingo is being used in the classroom
'Duolingo teaches languages a way students respond -- on their phone'
"Bradd Cook and fellow German teacher Keith Szalay incorporated the program into their Classroom Without Walls curriculum, which requires students to choose from several activities outside of school to better understand culture, such as eating German food or visiting a museum. Of the 80 children enrolled in introductory German this year, about 30 choose to use Duolingo to fulfill a portion of the requirement." - Shaker Heights High-School, Cleveland, Ohio.
This is great!! It's wonderful to see kids using Duolingo instead of playing other games on their phones.
As a high-schooler, I think Duolingo is a much better investment of my time, than watching TV or playing games on my phone. My investment is going to pay off in the future and already is.
I'm a high-schooler too and even though my teacher doesn't use Duolingo, some of my friends use it a lot. Now, when we have free periods, they are often doing Duolingo instead of playing video games on their phones. It's as addicting as Clash of Clans.
Which is why I've kept clear of Clash of Clans... :) Hurrah for having fun and learning at the same time!
I agree with this. Or even if it had been big when I was in college. I'm hopeful that my little sister (a high-school sophomore) will pick up a language on here sometime in the future so that she can appreciate it in ways that I was not able to.
I've been having fun showing it to younger kids, too, so they'll have a chance to learn this stuff while they've got more time, too. :)
I should make a remix of the Lego Movie song "Everything is Awesome". "Duolingo's awesome! Duolingo's cool when learn languages. Duolingo's awesome! And it's completely free."
Great article. It's stunning to know that DuoLingo has 70 millions users now and that already 20,000 teachers created an account. I've been using DuoLingo for 501 days now and I wished I had had a language learning experience like DuoLingo 15 years ago when I started learning French at school.
Thanks a lot for having shared the article, Kristine! =)
Children love the owl.
They used to love it,
when it arrived at the end of a lesson.
The fun aspect makes it so attractive,
especially to pre-school children.
I do like this idea. I hope more people make this decision and spread the word. ;)
That's amazing! I am so proud to be part of this wonderful website! Thank you to all of the duo staff who made this happen!
Really excited to see how other educators are interacting with Duolingo and how students are responding. Thanks Kristine! ^_^
This is awesome! It's simply amazing to see how Duolingo is benefiting everyone -- students, teachers, and parents alike -- and the fact that students are learning (in a fun way), instead of playing video games, texting, or sharing photos on Instagram and Facebook on their phones -- is even more amazing in itself. And what's even more, when the students have all graduated from high school and college, there will be more success stories to share all thanks to Duolingo.