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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.

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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)

iPadを使ったラーニング・コモンズ活用法

iPads_and_LearningCommons

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.

 

Moodling Your Textbook

JALT2012-MoodlingTextbooks
JALT 2012, ACT City, Hamamatsu, Japan

Co-presented with Craig Manning (The University of Shimane), Don Hinkelman (Sapporo Gakuin University), & Tom Goetz (Hokusei Gakuen University)

This presentation is for teachers and publishers. Explore how Moodle can enhance your students´ educational experiences by shifting the in-class focus towards fluency and out-of-class activities to learning, practice, and accuracy. Discuss how schools can work with publishers to reproduce materials online legally. Finally, join the community of Moodle users to share course contents, reduce your workload, and improve educational outcomes in your classroom!

 

Book Group Day

Book Group Day
ER Colloquium at JALT 2012, ACT City, Hamamatsu, Japan

Poster session on a recyclable student-centered Book Group Day activity to promote Extensive Reading in the classroom.

Teacher Travel 2.0: Student-sourced Video Travelogues

JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2012, Hiroshima University (Higashi Hiroshima Campus)

June 18, 13:45

Presentation summary:

Have you ever had to cancel or reschedule class due to a conference or personal travel plans? This pres- entation will outline how to take advantage of scheduling conflicts to activate or rekindle your students’ motivation in a unique and enjoyable way. During this presentation, you will learn to crowd-source travel plans as a language learning activity. You will see the results of a teacher’s one-day tour of Paris after a TESOL France conference, planned by language-learning students. You will also receive tips on how to easily create video travelogues to share in class using an iPhone.

The AJET Forum: iPads in the Classroom

JALT-CALL 2012 ConferenceKonan CUBE, Konan University, Nishinomiya City

June 3, 14:50

Presentation summary:

The presenters will discuss practical ways that iPads, Apple TV, and pocket WiFi connections can be implemented in the classroom. This forum will be useful for teachers at jr/sr high school and university levels.
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Teacher Travel 2.0: Student-sourced

JALT-CALL 2012 Conference, Konan CUBE, Konan University, Nishinomiya City

June 2, 16:30

Presentation summary:

Have you ever had to cancel or reschedule class due to a conference or personal travel plans? This presentation will outline how to take advantage of scheduling conflicts to activate or rekindle your students’ motivation in a unique and enjoyable way. During this presentation, you will learn to crowd-source travel plans as a language learning activity. You will see the results of a one-day tour of Paris, planned by language-learning students. You will also receive tips on how to easily create video travelogues to share in class using an iPhone.

Student-centered Video Process Using iPads

Pre-conference Workshop @ JALT-CALL 2012 ConferenceKonan CUBE, Konan University, Nishinomiya City

June 1, 18:00

Presentation summary:

This presentation will discuss an iPad solution to a video processing problem. Whereas as in years past video processing time was measured in days, or weeks, putting iPads in student hands reduced that to less than an hour. Students captured, processed, and uploaded videos to Moodle on their own. Come listen and find out how.

iPads as Teacher Toolkits

iPads as Teacher Toolkits

Hiroshima JALT April Event, Hiroshima Peace Park, International Conference Center

April 22

Presentation summary:

This presentation will cover one teacher’s use of an iPad in the language classroom for student assessment and course management. The presenter will discuss various ways in which the iPad was used by the teacher in the classroom. Participants will learn how to use the iPad as a tool for giving presentations, conferring with students, managing student data and classroom pace, while also acting as a great resource.