I am not sure how the trial is going take place. 1:1 laptop or traditional classroom environment? 1:1 would be fantastic.
I am also a little puzzled that the news reported the bilingual nature of iFlashbook. True, but many reference materials like the infamous 词语手册 (A complete series of reference books which contain vocabulary from textbooks) are already using English to explain meanings of Chinese words and phrases.
If interested, please read my review of this application.
Learn@ is a technology-based educational event organised by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on an annual basis. It aims to take learning outside the classroom and encourage pupils to make linkages between what they observe during the learning experience and what they learn in class. Based on their field experience and research, teams of pupils will be tasked to complete web-based projects and submit them as competition entries.
The theme for this year is ‘Climate Change’. I will be bringing a team to this competition. It sure looks fun with a great combination of online quiz, mobile technology, Amazing Race-like experiential learning and blogging!
Wish me good luck in this competition!