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Working with an Electronic Dictionary

  • Author:Lydia
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  • Release on :2014-09-02

An electronic dictionary can be a powerful tool, with qualities that enable pupils to improve their achievements. However, like any tool, the correct use of it must be studied and practiced. Pupils who are allowed to use it only on the "Bagrut" examination and not beforehand may not utilize it correctly. Following are some points to bear in mind when working with an electronic dictionary.

For starters, it is important to use an electronic dictionary suitable for pupils. If it is a dictionary for five languages, the vocabulary will be too small. If it is also a diary, phone book and many other things, it will also lack vocabulary. For hearing impaired pupils "talking" dictionaries are not beneficial (and they can disturb others), so it's best they don't purchase this expensive type. Be wary of extremely small dictionaries. Some have very unusual (and not beneficial!) translations. Try this simple test: if you type in the word "noise" and get the Hebrew word "Mashak" as a first option (it's a Biblical word) then you don't want that dictionary.