Pros & Cons of Automation





In your opinion what are the pros and cons of automation?

I am looking forward to receiving your comments here below!

Mrs. D.



Here a link to our class activities and videos seen together

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How Japan’s Radically Different Approach to AI Could Lead to Wild New Tech — TIME

Thanks to artificial intelligence, the automobile — that most American of possessions — is being remade. Self-driving cars from Google’s new Waymo subsidiary will hit the streets next year. Tesla’s fully automated cars will arrive in 2018. Uber is testing its own self-driving fleet in Pittsburgh. More than a dozen other companies have AI-powered vehicles…

via How Japan’s Radically Different Approach to AI Could Lead to Wild New Tech — TIME


Dear students,

Read this article and leave here below your opinion.

See you at school


Mrs Dorigo.

A Career As An Automotive Technician

Hello everybody!

today at school we saw this video. After a Before watching activity LINK HERE I gave a While Watching activity (a chart to be filled in) to my students. It was particularly interesting, mainly the “strange” English accent, which we found out comes from New Zealand. However, the content was extremely stimulating, because it talks about the paths that lead to become an automotive technician in New Zealand, and the fact that this is a really required job all over the world.

And now an After Watching activity!

Risultati immagini per summarizing a video

I ask you (my dear students) to write a short SUMMARY of what you watched today in the classroom. Get inspired from the following layout:

INTRODUCTION –> Today at school we watched a short video about… Our teacher … The video is divided in … parts. We saw the …  and the … part.

BODY –> At the beginning we saw … It took place (si svolgeva in) in … On the one hand (dal un lato)… On the other (dall’altro)… It was really interesting to notice that …

Then… After some time…

So (quindi, allora)… At that point…

He described/he explained (ha spiegato) / The reported told (ha raccontato) that to become an automotive technician in NZ… They told that at school it is important to be good at…

CONCLUSION –> All in all (tutto sommato)/ To be honest … I believe/It think that…

I really liked/didn’t like the video because… I found it extremely stimulating/intriguing/interesting because… I didn’t find it…

In the future I would consider (considererei) to become a…

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Waiting for your summaries!

Mrs. D.



Your Next Pair of Adidas Sneakers Could Be Made By a Robot Near You — TIME

Automation, robots and new technologies. My dear students (class  5) READ THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE and then tell me what you think about automation in a broad sense. Pros and cons? For and against? We have gone through this topic during the year, and I strongly believe you have your own idea on the topic.

Waiting for your comments.

Adidas will begin producing shoes in Germany again in 2017, using robots to produce them quickly and locally. After more than 20 years since the company halted production in Germany, Adidas chief executive Herbert Hainer announced the opening of the 4,600 square-meter “Speed Factory,” according to an AFP report. Production is currently done by hand…

via Your Next Pair of Adidas Sneakers Could Be Made By a Robot Near You — TIME