“The granny cloud” in Brazil

This story about young Brazilians using Skype to talk to elderly folks in America reminds me of Sugata Mitra’s “granny cloud”. The young Brazilians (or Indians, in the latter case) get to practice their English and the grannies and grandpas in the US (or in the UK, in the latter case) have people to talk to.

Here’s the Brazil story:

“Perfect Match: Brazilian Kids Learn English by Video Chatting With Lonely Elderly Americans”

And here’s an article about Sugata Mitra’s “granny cloud”:

“Granny army helps India’s school children via the cloud”

Here’s one of his famous TED Talks:

Would you like to take advantage of such a “granny cloud”? Would your grandparents?

 

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