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Digital Assessment of Analog Work

Digital Assessment of Analog Work

JALT-CALL 2017, Matsuyama University, Shikoku, JAPAN

June 17, 14:10

Session Abstract:

A look at different workflows for processing handwritten student work, whether in essay, journal, or worksheet form, using digital tools. Such workflows allow for students to maintain possession of their work for review and portfolio building while also allowing the teacher to maintain a similar portfolio for assessment and feedback.

Center of Community: Content-Based L2 Blogging

FLEATVIFLEAT VI 2015, Harvard University, Boston Massachusetts, USA

Session Abstract:
This poster session will discuss the Active Iwami blog project of a seminar class in a rural Japanese university. The concept behind the project was aligned with the universitiy’s “Center of Community” program, which aims to build stronger connections between the campus and the surrounding area. In this project the students researched and published blog posts about “active life” in the Iwami area of Shimane. The purpose for this topic choice was to confront the difficulties that many incoming students have when moving to the rural area. The goal is to use the student-created English language website to introduce new students to the wealth of activities in the area. In this way, the student authors are working towards building bridges to the community for other students to use. The poster session will share the details of the project, including the planning, authoring, and publishing stages. Information will also be available on how to develop similar projects using free web-authoring tools.

Managing Your Buzz: Generating Student Enthusiasm

Managing your buzz.001JALT-CALL 2015, Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka

June 7, 13:20


Cross-Cultural Bilingual Blogging for Language Learning

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KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference 2014, COEX, Seoul, Korea

October 5th 9:00

Teacher Travel 2.0: Crowd-Source Your Next Trip

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KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference 2014, COEX, Seoul, Korea

October 4th 14:00

When Bilingual Blogging Bears Fruit


オンライン語学学習交流研修会 (Online Language Learning Workshop)
Muroran Institute of Technology, Hokkaido

July 19, 2014


I Teach, Therefore iPad: Utilizing Your Tablet in the Classroom

Symposium on Integration of Emerging Technologies in Language Education: From Instructor to Institution, Kanazawa University Foreign Language Institute, Kanazawa, Japan

February 15th, 14:00-14:50

Presentation summary:

The portability and power of Apple’s iPad make it an excellent tool for teachers. This presentation will cover the use of an iPad in the language classroom for student assessment and course management. The discussion is based on one teacher’s use of an iPad as a portable device in a university English conversation course. The teacher uses the iPad in many ways, ranging from professional development to student assessment and presentation of course content. The use of the iPad as an assessment device allows the teacher to input student data and grades while students are on task and the teacher monitors classroom activities. The portable nature of the iPad allows the teacher to input data while walking amongst the students, and also allows for its use as a reference tool in one-to-one discussions with students. The iPad is also used in conjunction with both projectors and overhead document cameras for presenting slides, websites, and notes to the class. The discussion will include information about setting up your iPad for use in the classroom, applications used in the process, and lessons learned.

B-Tandem: A Cross-Cultural Blogging Model for Language Learning

PAC @ FEELTA 2012 “Learning Languages – Building Communities”, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia

November 4, 10:10

Presentation summary:

This presentation will discuss a six-year international blogging project, centering on interaction between Japanese language learners in the USA and English language learners in Japan. Students on both ends compose blog content in their target language, while commenting on the content of their international peers using their native language.
Attendees will take away an understanding of the pedagogical purpose and goals of the project, as well as a framework for setting up similar programs.

Current Trends in ELT


PAC @ FEELTA 2012 “Learning Languages – Building Communities”Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia

November 2, 14:30

Moderator: Stephen Ryan

Panel participants: Walaiporn Chaya (Thailand), Natalya Maximova (Russia), Michael Jones (Korea), & Stephen Henneberry (Japan)



第98回全国図書館大会島根大会 (98th Annual National Library Conference), 島根県民会館くにびきメッセ

In 2012 the Media Center at the University of Shimane purchased 40 iPads to introduce tablets to both classrooms and the newly established Learning Commons area of the Media Center. This presentation discussed important aspects of the iPad program in the Media Center, including resource management, classroom usage, feedback and future plans.