Sunday, June 21, 2009, 12:15pm – 5:45pm
5th Annual Tech Day at Hannan University: Tech Day Plus
Speakers: Marcos Benevides, John Campbell-Larson, Neal Chambers, Stuart Cunningham, Mark Donnellan, Henry Foster, Craig Gamble, Myles Grogan, Troy Guze, Robert Hamilton, Justin Harris, Salem Hicks, John Honisz-Greens, Arthur Lauritsen, Paul Marlowe, Doug Meyer, John Rylander, Steve Silsbee, Mai Tran Thanh, and Matthew Walsh.
The themes of Tech Day are simplicity and practicality - ideas that teachers can use with a minimum of preparation or technical knowledge. This year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever: in addition to our "Tech" presentations that will take place in two fully equipped computer labs, we’re adding a “Plus” stream on a wide range of topics.
This year's presentations:
- Marcos Benevides and John Rylander - Pragmatics in a Hurry: Teaching speech acts with very short video clips.
- John Campbell-Larson - Raising Awareness of Spoken Discourse
- Neal Chambers - Increasing Student and Teacher interaction with Twitter
- Stuart Cunningham - Consciousness-raising grammar instruction
- Mark Donnellan - Using Moodle chat and podcasts
- Henry Foster - Building learner-generated vocabulary logs using quizlet.com
- Craig Gamble - Creating and using podcasts in your classroom
- Myles Grogan - Making pictures - Illustrations for the classroom
- Troy Guze - Getting Started With Moodle - Setting it up from scratch
- Robert Hamilton - Getting a grip on Subtitles: using free software to convert DVD subtitles into usable text files.
- Justin Harris - Photo Story 3: A simple way to make multi-media projects in the classroom
- Salem Hicks - Using Skype to foster international communication and understanding
- John Honisz-Greens:
- - Using lexical profiling to aid student fluency and vocabulary acquisition
- - D.R.E.A.M. Management in the ELT context
- Arthur Lauritsen - Multimedia and its use in vocabulary acquisition
- Paul Marlowe - Using Google tools for writing in the L2 classroom
- Douglas Meyer - Using Xtranormal.com to make dialogs and videos
- Steve Silsbee - Online resources for finding and creating comics
- Mai Tran Thanh - Making video presentations with Windows Movie Maker
- Matthew Walsh - Basics of using an iPhone for language classes
Location: Hannan University's main campus, near Kintetsu Kawachi Amami station
JALT members: 500 yen; One-day members: 1,000 yen; 500 yen for full-time students