Talk it up

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Taka­puna Gram­mar prin­ci­pal Si­mon Lamb says the school bought a Faceme server a year ago, and it has rev­o­lu­tionised its teach­ing. “We have stu­dents talk to stu­dents in other coun­tries, whether for lan­guage learn­ing or cul­ture or so­cial stud­ies. That has been ex­tremely pow­er­ful. “We are bring­ing in ex­perts from round the word, adults or teenagers, to talk to rooms and groups of stu­dents. “We are us­ing it in many ways, some­times one to one, maybe one teacher and groups of stu­dents, some­times groups in up to 16 lo­ca­tions,” Lamb says. He says Taka­puna Gram­mar shopped around for video con­fer­enc­ing tech­nol­ogy, and picked Faceme be­cause of vis­ual and voice qual­ity as well as sup­port­ing tools like the abil­ity to share white­boards, pdf Žles and other rich con­tent.

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