A Call to Apps: Current best practices in digital pedagogy

Jan 3, 2020 01:50 by bilpel

JALT event: January 18, 2020 (Saturday)
​A Call to Apps: Current best practices in digital pedagogy
Rab Paterson (Toyo University, Tokyo)

​6:30 pm start, doors will be open from 6:00 pm. Finishing around 8:00 pm
Venue: Tenjin: Kurume University Satellite Campus in the ELGALA building, next to Daimaru, near Tenjin Minami station. Use the south-east “Office” entrance.

Cost: 1,000 yen for non-members, JALT members free.

This session will cover a range of current best practices in digital pedagogy, with practical examples drawn a range of pedagogical approaches to learning and related apps. These will all be demonstrated by examples from the presenter’s own classes showing how a range of Apps can be combined in an App Smashing way to maximise the educational benefits. However, this session will not just be a typical ‘how to use apps’ type workshop. The benefits to students in terms of their improved mind-brain learning as a rationale behind the adoption of these apps will also be covered, as will the motivational benefits for students that challenge / project based learning brings. Everything will be demonstrated in an easy to understand way, so the session is suitable for educators with a wide range of edtech skills. After the initial overview and demonstration, the session will become more hands-on and the instructor will go on to work directly with attendees on how to set up and use these particular apps, and also illustrate how teachers can use them. The workshop will end with a more traditional Q and A session, although attendees are free to ask pertinent questions throughout the session.

Rab Paterson is the Principal Instructor for the International Affairs Office’s Business English Skills and Training (BEST) program at Toyo University. He’s also the current Director of the Asia Association for Global Studies, a Fellow of The British Royal Asiatic Society, a Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and a member of the Japan Association for Language Teaching’s Technical Advisory Committee. Rab is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, an Apple Certified Teacher, a Google Innovator, Trainer, and Google Educator Group Leader for the West Tokyo GEG, and lives in a semi self-built, eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle log-house of his own design in the foothills of the Japan Alps with his family, their two dogs and their goat!

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