INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO THE CLASSROOM
uTechnology today is as basic as the 3 Rs of yesterday. As much as possible, I integrate technology in the form of web, the internet, computer use, and software knowledge and use, into my lessons and my students’ assignments.
oFirst Year Class Project: This project was initiated during my first year teaching at Tokyo International University in order to motivate and encourage further participation in this oral communication class. I led the students through this project whereby the students decided on the topics for the website, then provided me with the content for each topic, then I collected the material and created this website.
oJumonji English Club: I used Ning.com to create the Jumonji English Club social network for my Oral Communication Classes at Jumonji Women’s University. My principal goal in creating this website was to extend the students’ learning opportunities beyond the classroom. My secondary goal was to have students share and read their work with fellow classmates. Each student was able to read and comment on their classmates’ work. Regrettably Ning.com no longer hosts these sites for free and this site cannot be accessed.
oWeb Project for MA.Ed: One assignment for completion of my MA.Ed degree was to design a department level website. My partner and I collaborated to create this website with her completing and providing me with her sections, and then I combined her materials with my individual site. I created the entire departmental level website using Dreamweaver.
oSquare Images: This is a personal photo blog where I showcase images taken in square format. I would like to someday create a writing course combining elements of photography into developing students’ writing skills. I feel that there are many similarities between composing images and the writing process.
oFlickr: Flickr.com is a photo sharing site where people with an interest in photography can post their pictures, view others’ pictures, comment on pictures, and simply share ideas and learn.
TEACHER TRAINING SESSIONS
uConducted training sessions at Tokyo International University as part of the school’s teacher development program. (2005- -2010)
uPresented and trained teachers at the Kawagoe Board of Education English Seminar (2005)
uPrepared for and conducted teacher training sessions throughout the Asia region for elementary, junior high school, high school and university teachers at regional ELT conferences. (1996 – 2003)
uTrained teachers on how to best use textbooks they selected and adopted for use in their classes. (1996 – 2000)
uCompetent in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Dreamweaver.
uDesign websites using both HTML and Dreamweaver.
uComfortable in not only using technology but also in teaching how to use technology to students and teachers alike.
CONFERENCE PREPARATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
uPlanned, organized, and executed annual Asia Sales Conference for Pearson Education Asia.
uPresentations and Seminars:
o“Extended Learning Opportunities with Facebook”, Teacher Development Training, Tokyo International University, December 2008
o“Using PowerPoint in the Classroom”, Teacher Development Training, Tokyo International University, December 2005
o“Reading for Success”, Kawagoe Board of Education English Seminar; August 2005
o“Writing to Communicate”, Kawagoe Board of Education English Seminar; August 2005
o“More Ways to Reach, More Ways to Teach”, IBC Conference, March 2002; JALTCALL, May 2002; KOTESOL, October 2002; TELL, November 2002
o“TOEIC, A Step to Competitiveness”, JALTCALL, May 2002
o“Developing Language Skills Through Real World Business Situations Online”, JALTCALL, May 2002
oOthers at TESOL ’98, ThaiTESOL ‘98, TEFLIN ’96, JALT, ETAROC