Tech makes learning come alive

The use of technology is important in our society. Contrary to what the article, "Students don't perform better with tech use in school: OECD" (Nov 11), reported, students can perform better in school if we can use technology appropriately.

Students can find interesting learning materials using Google.

Learning came alive for me when I watched a YouTube video of how body systems work. This was better than just reading my science textbook.

I hope students will also be allowed to use electronic dictionaries during Chinese examinations.

Students can perform better if learning is made easier.

Schools can also use technology as a way to be more environmentally friendly. For example, teachers could scan assignments and upload them to a learning portal rather than print them out.

Chua Tsze Sin, 10, Primary 4 pupil


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 25, 2015, with the headline 'Tech makes learning come alive'. Print Edition | Subscribe