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Response - EPals
Sat Jun 20, 2015 19:50

Maggie, this was not an article that I was assigned to read this week, however I believe that I may go back and read it after seeing how much my peers seem to have enjoyed reading it this week. I love the idea of having an epal for students! I think it's a great way to encourage and motivate students while being both structured and a little bit unstructured. Maybe a way to add more of an academic content to this is to incorporate what they are learning in class to their emails to their epals. Not every email has to be academically related, but some could have a topic and they could discuss with their epal the information they have been learning in other classes. I love the idea here though and I'm curious to go back and read this article!

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