Nagano JALT:

Pedagogical applications of digital video clips

Date: Saturday, April 18th, 2009 Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: David Ockert

As an example of CALL integration, consider the features of today's digital video cameras. Some models are smaller than a deck of cards and can also be used to record video with sound. This technology enables educators to capture elivef events in the so-called ereal worldf for use in the classroom. The advantages of such events include: authentic speech, including, but not limited to: auto-corrections; natural pauses; facial expressions; pragmatic speech acts; interruptions, and the required handling of them; background noise, and the various ways to overcome this interference. Furthermore, student presentations, role-plays, and speeches can all be recorded for feedback and evaluation purposes. Finally, to promote and encourage autonomy, students can make videos of themselves and their friends for feedback, evaluation, and just plain fun. Video can be taken at any time and with ease. The classroom uses are both innovative and original ways that educators can use to take advantage of the most up-to-date technologies to help their students learn language. With these digital materials/technologies, for example, educators can make cloze exercises, quizzes, listening comprehension questions, and practice dictation skills. The presenter will show various video clips of his children, friends, and colleagues to the participants for practical, hands on experience. The participants may also have a chance to give the technology a hands-on test by taking video of themselves and/or other attendees (time permitting). It's a simple, useful, and cost-effective way to get the whole group involved in the learning process. All are welcome, so please join us!

Organization: Nagano Chapter (formerly the Shinshu Chapter) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Nagano JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000

Venue: tba (probably M-Wing)

Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan


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