Sagano High School
I've got a Dr. on my name, I'm a Google Certified Innovator, and I teach at Sagano High School in Kyoto. Let's see... I've taught communicative English, life science, integrated science, CLIL science, global studies, and Tech and Media skills during 17+ years of teaching in public schools in the US and Japan. I love doing EdTech professional development (PD) and I am researching EdTech PD, blended learning, and public school EdTech environments. Find me @tesolgeek on Twitter.
In this forum the presenters will cover several important examples of out-of-class technology usage and its effect on the language learning classroom. The topics of discussion will include informal digital device usage among Japanese high school and university students as well as the utilization of social networking sites and digital games. An overview of each topic will be presented as well as implications for practice.
This workshop will go over a developed professional development (PD) course on the use of G Suite tools. I designed this PD to realize the start of a professional learning community (PLC) at my school. A PLC was the method settled on to retain tech knowledge at our school even when teachers leave. They first needed, though, to be trained on the best use, and in some cases, the basic use of the tech in their classes.
Three researchers, two at the university level, and one at a public high school are building a community to share Japanese archaeological artifacts and enhance their students’ learning. This workshop will go over the development of augmented reality (AR) Jomon era pottery models, where they can be accessed freely online, and the development of the classes and curriculum that were taught in English courses to help students engage not only with English, but with history.
Pronunciation practice, listening to different speakers, answering questions... All things you would love for your students to be able do in the language lab. But, do you have the time, the budget, and can you find the right software? What if you could do it all for free, with equipment that you already have lying around, and, after the initial set up time, the class took care of itself? Over the past years I've created my own curriculum out of spare parts, using G Suite tools for voice recognition, Forms-based grading and more. I'll teach you how to do it.