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Oct

25

2016

Les tablettes tactiles en classe : un ‘canular’ très coûteux?

Tablets in the classroom: a costly ‘hoax’?

Tablets in the classroom were recently described as ‘a 60 billion dollar hoax’.

Despite these strong words, it seems we’re on an inexorable drive to place a screen in front of every child in the classroom. But to whose benefit ? That’s the subject of our conversation this time.

This lesson contains a whole range of interesting vocabulary. To discover how to use expressions such as the following, let's get started!

  • un canular (hoax)
  • deviner (to guess)
  • figure en tête de liste (to appear at the top of the list)
  • tablettes (f) tactiles ([touch-sensitive] tablets)
  • se forger une opinion (to form an opinion)
  • une dépense (a cost, an expense)
  • une blague (a joke)
  • à l’ère de (in the era of)
  • faire ressortir que (to highlight)
  • être préjudiciable à (to be detrimental to)
  • tomber à pic (to arrive at [just] the right time)
  • entamer (to start, to cut into)
  • une fuite en avant (≈ a headlong rush forward)
  • gêner (to bother, to hinder)
  • garder la main (to maintain control)
  • se bousculer au portillon (to jostle)

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