Skip to comments.VIDEO: Dog that can read teaches kids how to read
Posted on 05/19/2014 4:57:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Peggy holds up cards with printed words one them, including paw, sit, and down. Coulter follows the commands on the cards. Peggy trains Coulter by first pairing verbal commands with the printed words. She eventually removes the verbal commands. Peggy says Coulter recognizes the shape of the words.
I thought it was amazing. I had no idea that a dog had that big of a brain, said Nicholas Belshan, a student in Peggys class.
Peggy says Coulter is a quick study.
I would say, within about two days he started to get the idea of what it was and then it took probably another two days to get it down pretty well, said Peggy.
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If Ann had a dog...
The dog just needs to stay one lesson ahead of the students.
I have a Jack Russell, I believe it.
No matter what they do in life, from engineering to medicine, learning the Greek alphabet will be beneficial.
It’s all Greek to me.
I’d like to see Peggy present that lesson plan to a bunch of 6th graders — they would chew up that presentation and spit it out: Hand him a card that says BARK and see what he does.
He’s reading? Let me hear him say it.
JRandomFreeper’s grandkids 30 years from now: “Remember when grandpa used to make us read greek?...that was really lame”. ‘yeah, I remember. Pass that neutrino gauge. I think I’ve got the plasma wavelength adjusted so we’ll get another light year faster on the outbound’.
Teach them the Jewish Alphabet and to read and write Cantonese, if you want to prepare them for the real world future.
Latin the same.
I'm sensitive about Greek because my grandfather declared me 'illiterate' at age 10 because I could read Latin, Hebrew, French and Spanish (and of course, English), but not Greek.
He was old school. And harsh.
A whole lot smarter than today’s average politician. ...Who only knows how to respond to just a single word ( money).
But can he read cursive :-)
What a beautiful dog. I love the boy commenting about how it was “amazing”. Cute.
I love the boy commenting = I loved seeing the boy commenting
Getting too late. Time to get off FR.
That dog is more qualified than Al Sharpton now.
> “I’m sensitive about Greek because my grandfather declared me ‘illiterate’ at age 10 because I could read Latin, Hebrew, French and Spanish (and of course, English), but not Greek.” <
I used to teach foreign languages, and liked learning them myself (most of the time). I don’t think it’s a good idea for children to spend much time learning multiple languages, though. So they learn Latin, Hebrew, French, Spanish, English — and Greek too? That’s impressive, but by the time young children reach adulthood, people in the developed world will have electronic devices that not only translate but probably interpret too.
Free online translators already do a decent job of conveying the gist of written texts (with some egregious errors, yes, but being able to understand the gist most of the time — not just of texts in the languages you mentioned, but in nearly every major language — is an extraordinary accomplishment, and just the first step).
Another objection to learning many languages is that it’s not efficient to learn many words for the same thing. The time spent learning how to say ‘cat’, for instance, in five languages could be more profitably spent learning something about real cats. Admittedly the correspondences among words in different languages aren’t one-to-one, and you do gain other perspectives by seeing how other languages express ideas. I don’t think the benefit is proportional to the time spent, though. One foreign language helps give perspective on one’s own, but there’s a law of diminishing returns.
If children enjoy learning many languages, then fine. Considering the technological advances that are likely imminent, though, I don’t see the practical value.
My grandkids live in a bilingual household, so they don't get a choice about learning English or Cambodian.
I'm not going to teach them Greek. Just the alphabet. That's enough, since it's important technically in engineering and the sciences.
Next year they'll probably learn the Cyrillic alphabet so they can sound out words if they need to. Everything in Russian more sophisticated than pulling turnips comes from some other language anyway...
Add Mandarin, Arabic and Farsi to that list. The Middle East and China aren't going away.
Kind of reminds me of the joke about a Dog owner trying to convince a talent agent his dog could speak...You know whats on a house...”Roof”, Who chased Red riding hood? “woof”...what’s on a tree? “bark!”. The talent agent laughs sneeringly and says “any dog could make those sounds and tries to throw them out!”...until the dog turns around and says to his owner and the agent...”I could smell that the other woman he has been with was the secretary out in the waiting room, shall we tell his wife or can we persuade him to write us a contract?”
I mean for them to have useful information, not how to put a condom on a queer banana.
Besides, without a television in the house, we have to keep our minds occupied.