All Kate’s articles are memorable, but I think this one is very representative and inspired a lot of people inside and outside of EdLab. When I was investigating the curation website Scoop.it I stumbled across it in a mini-pub called technology tools for teaching French. This is also the article that inspired Vialogues for Language Acquisition! Though it’s not technically NLT, I think it really created a groundwork for our new content stream Digital vs. Analogue which explains the occasionally strained relationship between old and new methods of teaching and learning.
French teachers are experimenting with Twitter as a way to teach primary school students to write and read. Twitter's 140 characters are viewed by teachers like Jean-Roch Masson as a way to encourage budding writers to, "be the journalists of our (their) own lives." This Time.com article, translated from Le Monde by WorldCrunch describes a typical morning in a Twitter-positive classroom: